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H Dean Steward
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H Steward’s Legal Cases

8 total

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation- Orange County, California

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Outcome:
    Client not indicted
    Description:
    Client was a target of a Department of Justice, Washington DC, probe. After Mr. Steward met with DOJ officials, client was not indicted.
  • U.S. v. Crandall

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Date:
    May 13, 2008
    Outcome:
    White Collar Sentence successfully reversed
    Description:
    In this matter, Mr. Steward argued federal sentencing Guideline issues in the 9th Circuit Court of appeals and prevailed. Client then received a reduced sentence on this real estate fraud matter.
  • U.S. v. Helguero

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Date:
    Jul 20, 2006
    Outcome:
    Successful appeal of conviction
    Description:
    Mr. Steward wrote the winning brief in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, overturning client's conviction.
  • U.S. v. Dr. T.D. [name privacy protected]

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Date:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Outcome:
    Client acquitted- all counts
    Description:
    Health care fraud trial in federal court in Santa Ana- client acquitted after 6 week jury trial
  • U.S. v. Lori Drew

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Date:
    Jul 01, 2009
    Outcome:
    All federal charges dismissed
    Description:
    Mr. Steward secured the dismisal of all charges in this Computer Fraud and Abuse Act case. Prosecutors had accused client of causing the suicide of a teenager in St. Louis, MO. After 1 week jury trial, client was convicted of misdemeanors only. Eight months later, at Mr. Steward's urging, the court dismissed all charges.
  • U.S. vs. Tan Nguyen

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Date:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Outcome:
    Hung jury- Mis-trial
    Description:
    Client charged with two counts of hindering a federal investigation- 1 week jury trial, federal court in Santa Ana
  • U.S. v. Pacheco-Mendoza

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    May 21, 2012
    Outcome:
    Motion for new trial GRANTED, case dismissed
    Description:
    Motion to vacate conviction and for a new trial GRANTED. Case dismissed shortly thereafter.
  • U.S. v. R.R. et. al.

    Practice Area:
    White Collar Crime
    Date:
    Feb 19, 2013
    Outcome:
    Plea bargain with sentence of PROBATION
    Description:
    Seven defendant case with mail fraud and other charges, 100+ counts