Barber v. Nachital Farms and Gary Nachital. (WDMO, 2018) Cattle rustling case involving the theft of over 1800 head of Angus Cattle from Warrenburgs, Missouri to Nachital Farms in South Dakota. Case settled for more than expert would have testified on the courthouse steps just before trial was to commence.
U.S. v. DeLuna. (83-00124-10-CR-W-8) As a federal prosecutor, I was able to establish the link between the then International Brotherhood of Teamsters Union Leadership at the national and local levels who provided the backbone or skeleton for the various Mafia families located throughout the Midwest to control loans made by the Union’s Central Status Pension Health and Welfare Funds. One set of loans was used to purchase the Stardust, the Fremont, the Hacienda, and the Marina hotel/casinos. Monies were then skimmed from these casinos and distributed to the Mafia families in Kansas City, Chicago, Milwaukee and Cleveland, and Teamster Union leaders.
U.S. v. Barber. As a defense attorney, I defended a business owner who was charged in the arson of his aircraft parts business. The fire was set by two organized crime associates who both testified to setting the fire at the request of my client. I directly challenged the Government’s case; attacked the favorable “deals” to the arsonists; and, asserted it was a “shake-down” by the Mafia soldiers and was not ordered by my client. The client was found not guilty.
U.S. v. Fisher. (93CR-246) In another criminal case, the owner of an automobile dealership was charged with fraud in relation to inventory loans on automobiles financed by the bank, lying to the Grand Jury, obstruction of justice by not complying with a subpoena and bankruptcy fraud. By directly challenging the Government’s case, it’s overcharging, and asserting the bank’s knowledge of the cars being out of trust, the jury found the owner not guilty.
Husky Corporation v. Catlow, Inc. (4:97-CV-01475) Our client sued another gasoline nozzle manufacturer for patent infringement. There was a long standing rivalry between the companies. The jury found in favor of our client so quickly that we didn’t have time to assemble the exhibits for them.
Federal Trade Commission v. Commerce Planet. (09-01324-CJC) We were able to fashion a favorable relationship with the FTC providing them full cooperation and testimony resulting in a settlement of the demands of the FTC for $100,000. While the company was our client, the president was new to the company and the conduct complained of was prior to him becoming the CEO. A former president and other executives were found liable and/or paid in excess of $20,000,000 to resolve the FTC demand against them for engaging in deceptive practices in the sales over the internet.
California Flight Academy International v. Harbin Flying Dragon Flight Academy. (37-2010-00071049) A flight academy in California sued a Chinese client claiming the lack of payment for the training of Chinese pilots. The matter ultimately settled on what the client considered to be very favorable terms."