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United States v. Paul Musgrave

Case Nos. CA 13-3872 & 15-3043 (U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit)

Case No. 11-CR-183 (U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio)

Represented small-business owner convicted of $1.7 million fraud in government appeal of sentence, re-sentencing, and government appeal of second sentence. Ultimately, the Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's sentence of one day in prison and two years of home detention despite guidelines range of 57-71 months in prison. (Opinion)

City of Cleveland v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company

Case No. CA 99944 (Eighth Appellate District, Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Co-Counsel in successful appeal vacating criminal conviction relating to residential mortgage-backed securitization trusts. (Opinion)

State of Ohio v. Officers of Privately Held Corporation

[Case sealed by court order]

Defended former Chief Financial Officer charged with RICO, securities fraud, theft, and bribery. Obtained dismissal of RICO charge by motion, and ultimately obtained pre-trial dismissal of all charges by prosecutor and sealing of case. (Redacted Opinion)

United States v. Joseph H. Smith

Case No. 06-CR-00394 (U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio)
Obtained acquittal on conspiracy, fraud and kickback charges against former chief financial and legal officer of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland following a six-week federal criminal trial featured in Render Unto Rome by Jason Berry (Crown 2011).

State of Ohio v. Richard Winterich

Case No. CA 89581 (Eighth Appellate District, Cuyahoga County, Ohio)
Obtained reversal on appeal of rape convictions and life sentence on behalf of 50 year old man with no prior criminal record. (Opinion)

United States v. James Gebbie, et al.

Case No. CA 01-1812 (U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit)
Represented government contractor in federal criminal prosecution and obtained dismissal by motion of conspiracy charges, which was affirmed on appeal. (Opinion)