TO MY PRESENT AND FUTURE CLIENTS
This letter is a
to each of my clients who have stayed loyal over these arduous months.
Now that my trial is over, I am free to speak about what took place. In 2009, I had a client come to my office requesting that I assist her in a bankruptcy. It has now been proven that she, prior to the bankruptcy, embezzled almost $100,000.00 from her employer, failed to disclose a substantial amount of assets to me and ultimately the bankruptcy court, not the least of which a Corvette and a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Also, during the time immediately preceding the and during the bankruptcy, she took lavish vacations to Orlando, FL and to the Bahamas.
The most egregious offense was that during the course of the bankruptcy, she invaded her IRA and made premature withdrawals in the amount of $200,000. She spent that money in less than a month and failed to inform me.
Her lavish lifestyle was exposed and an investigation was conducted, all leading to her being charged with a number of federal bankruptcy criminal offenses. When she recognized that she was, very probably going to jail, she told the FBI and the US Attorney that the entire series of events were her lawyer’s (me) idea. In exchange for a much lighter sentence, she would testify to that fact and against me.
Without even a telephone call to me regarding this matter, the US Attorney indicted me on three counts of federal crimes and my trial was set for January 13, 2015. During the trial, we (myself, my defense attorney Gerard P. Egan, Esquire, my loyal paralegal Dustin and Mr. Egan’s law clerk Phillip) were able to demonstrate that my former client lied to me,she lied to the bankruptcy court, she lied to the federal prosecutors and most importantlyshe lied in her testimony during the trial.
On January 17, 2015, a twelve member jury deliberated on the testimony and evidence provided by both my defense and the United States attorney, and in less than 2 hours returned with the verdict of “Not Guilty” for all three counts.
In case you were wondering, there is nothing I can do to the US attorney or my former client that would in anyway make up for the hundreds of thousands of dollars I have had to expend, the hours upon hours exhausted, the emotional and physical damage done to my family and the professional damage that was done to me during the eight months between the indictment and the trial.
I want to again Thank You for your support
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|Awesome Attorney (best of)||Surburbanlife Magazine||2013|
|Graduate Inspectors Generals College||USAF||2012|
|NLOC GRADUATE||United States Air Force (Air University)||2010|
|Charles Yeager Award||USAF aux. CAP||2009|
|National Incident Management System||FEMA||2008|
|Appointment Certification As Panel Attorney||Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association||1998|
|Justice Brennan Award||Philadelphia Bar Association||1988|
|Managing Attorney||BARBIERI & ASSOCIATES||1978 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Saint Paul Friday Night||Board of Directors||2008 - Present|
|CIVIL AIR PATROL LEGAL OFFICERS CORP.||Major Delaware Wing||2007 - Present|
|Chester County Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association||Panel Attorney||1987 - Present|
|Kehr Packaging v. Fidelity Bank||Jury Award 3.2 million|
|Morwald v. SRT Motor Freight||1.2 Milion Settlement prior to jury return|
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|Sex, Violence and Litigation (Book)||2000 Update on Employment Laws||2000|
|Widener University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1978|
|Temple University||Sociology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1974|