Practice Area: Criminal defense
Outcome: Minimum Sentence of Three Years Imposed
Description: Real estate developer had been accused by the Securities Exchange Commission, Ohio Attorney General, and law enforcement of operating a twenty (20) year Ponzi scheme in which approximately one thousand (1000) investors were defrauded of approximately ninety million dollars ($90,000,000.00). While the case spanned almost four (4) years, extensive civil litigation allowed for the crafting of a favorable plea agreement in the criminal matter. The client, who was the central figure in the prosecution, received a minimum sentence of three (3) years.