Client Avoids Mandatory Jail Sentence and License Suspension
Jun 08, 2012
A client was charged with Driving Under a Suspended License – DUI Related under Section 1543(b) of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code. If convicted, this offense carries a mandatory sentence of 60-90 days in prison along with an additional 1-year license suspension and a $500 fine.
After a hearing in front of a District Judge, all charges were dismissed and client was issued a refund of collateral.
Commercial Fraud Involving Sale of Motor Vehicles
Jan 21, 2015
After more than a year of litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey, Demetri A. Braynin of Kalikhman & Rayz, LLC secured a judgment of over $855,000.00 on behalf of our client in a commercial dispute between domestic and foreign corporations involving violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (“RICO”), 18 U.S.C. § 1961 et seq. In this particular case, the parties were involved in a joint venture of purchasing motor vehicles for sale in the United States or export to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The arrangement fell apart when our client’s unscrupulous partner created duplicate titles for more than 130 automobiles and forged signatures to export them without authorization. After the conclusion of adversary bankruptcy proceedings and a testimony-filled hearing, the Hon. Juan R. Sanchez ruled in favor of our client, finding all corporate entities involved in the underhanded scheme to be jointly and severally liable.