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Federal Case Results

Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Case : Alleged $30 million Internet fraud suit on eve of indictment.
Outcome : Within months, federal investigators decline prosecution; something the client's predecessor firm, a national firm of over 1,000 attorneys, could not accomplish.

Case : Corporation charged with racketeering and illegal conduct. The government was seeking forfeiture of physical property and corporation's assets, valued at approximately $30 million.
Outcome : Full acquittal at trial.

Case : Federal investigation for insurance fraud based on submission of insurance claim following what the government alleged was arson.
Outcome : C&F proved no arson occurred, the government dropped the investigation, and client fully collected on claim.

Case : Owners of medical practice, investigated for illegal kickbacks to laboratory.
Outcome : Charges dismissed against one C&F client; other receives pre-trial intervention.

Case : Chief Judge in federal investigation of alleged corruption within judiciary.
Outcome : C&F conducts a collateral investigation, the result is no indictment and no evidence of any wrong doing.

Case : Medical Director of psychiatric hospital investigated by FBI and US Attorney's Office for improper billing and kickbacks.
Outcome : No charges filed.

Case : Prominent real estate developer investigated by FBI and US Attorney's Office for million-dollar bank fraud.
Outcome : Father and brother represented by other attorneys, charged and convicted.
No charges filed against CFR client.

Case : Fixed Base Operator investigated by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and US Attorney's Office for criminal FAA violations and fraud.
Outcome : Co-defendant using different firm, charged and convicted.
No charges filed against C&F client.

Case : Owner of a psychiatric hospital investigated by FBI and US Attorney's Office for multi-million- dollar Medicare fraud.
Outcome : No charges filed.

Case : Attorney investigated by US Attorney's Office and FBI for fraud upon US patent office.
Outcome : No charges filed.

Case : Prominent artist, investigated by IRS for tax evasion.
Outcome : Charges rejected by IRS District Counsel.

Case : Real Estate Developers investigated by FBI and US Attorney's Office for multi-million-dollar bank fraud in connection with failed shopping centers.
Outcome : No charges filed.

Case : Attorney investigated for bank fraud.
Outcome : C&F client received probated sentence. Brother of client used another firm; convicted and sentenced to 5 years in prison.

Case : Judge subject of a federal grand jury investigation.
Outcome : C&F conducted a collateral investigation resulting in no indictment and no evidence of any criminal wrongdoing.

Case : Prominent businessman investigated by SEC and US Attorney's Office relating to alleged fraudulent multi-million-dollar initial public offering (IPO).
Outcome : No charges filed.

Case : Chief Judge accused of federal criminal civil rights violations.
Outcome : Acquittal in the criminal case and plaintiffs verdict in the civil case.

Case : Judge investigated by FBI, state police, and US Attorney's Office for money laundering.
Outcome : No charges filed.

Case : Attorney's office raided by FBI investigating bankruptcy fraud allegations; Grand jury investigation followed.
Outcome : No charges filed.

Case : Chief Assistant State Attorney investigated by FBI, state police, and US Attorney's Office during probe of courthouse.
Outcome : Allegations proven to be completely unfounded; no charges filed.

Case : Attorney indicted for fraud upon the government.
Outcome : Probated sentence with no jail time.

Case : Medical provider charged with statewide kickback scheme.
Outcome : Probated sentence with no restitution.

Case : Psychologist investigated by FBI and US Attorney's Office for Medicare fraud.
Outcome : No charges filed.

Case : Attorney investigated by FBI and US Attorney's Office for million-dollar bank fraud in connection with failed business.
Outcome : No charges filed.

Case : Elected State Attorney inappropriately investigated by FBI and US Attorney's Office for alleged corruption in office.
Outcome : No charges filed and before it was over, the Public Integrity Department of the Justice Department was investigating the US Attorney, Robert Merkle, for his irresponsible conduct.

Case : President of publicly held company, investigated by FBI, SEC, and US Attorney's Offices in Florida and Minnesota for market manipulation and fraud.
Outcome : Six-month sentence.

Case : Mortgage broker investigated by FBI, US Attorney's Office, and HUD for fraudulent mortgage activity.
Outcome : No charges filed against C&F client. Co-defendants charged and convicted.

Case : Psychiatrist investigated by Florida Medicaid Fraud Control Unit for false billings.
Outcome : No charges filed.

Case : Food distributor investigated by US Attorney's Office and FDA for food stamp fraud.
Outcome : No charges filed.

Case : Physician investigated by FBI and US Attorney's Office for Medicare fraud.
Outcome : No charges filed.

Case : Family facing criminal accusations in the disappearance of their infant daughter established by secret recordings of conversations from within the household.
Outcome : C&F took case to evidentiary hearing debating use and admissibility of evidence ultimately destroying the prosecutors case and leading to nearly $3 million award to the family for legal fees.

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