In the corporate world, it is not uncommon to witness high-profile cases involving top executives of multinational companies. In a recent case, the Law Offices of Horwitz & Citro, P.A. successfully defended the CEO of a technology company against federal fraud investigation.
Through our strategic thinking and keen knowledge of the law, we were able to ensure a legal victory for our client.
The Dawn Raid: A Shocking Start
Back in November 2016, the CEO of this technology company woke up to an unexpected surprise. Armed with a search warrant, Federal agents stormed into his home and business premises. He was accused of various federal crimes, including wire and mail fraud, trafficking in counterfeit goods, conspiracy, and money laundering. The CEO was taken into custody and charged in state court.
Choosing the Right Legal Defense
After making bond on the state charges, the CEO embarked on a journey from northwest Florida to Orlando, where he entrusted the Law Offices of Horwitz & Citro, P.A. with his defense. Despite initial resistance from the federal prosecutor to discuss the basis of their investigation, our relentless pursuit for justice led to a federal judge directing the prosecutor to confer with us.
Unraveling the Government's Dubious Theory
During the course of the following year, we utilized Florida's criminal discovery tools in the state case to depose law enforcement officers and a cooperator. Our efforts paid off when we obtained the federal search warrant affidavit that confirmed our suspicions about the government’s dubious legal theory.
Standing Firm Against Federal Authorities
In November 2017, federal authorities executed a second round of search warrants. However, this time, we were prepared. We accompanied our client to speak to representatives from the Departments of Homeland Security and Justice under a proffer agreement.
A Birthday Gift: No Charges
Fast forward to June 2023, after two rounds of search warrants, undercover work, and litigation in both state and federal courts, Homeland Security and Justice Departments informed us that the case was closed, and no charges would be filed. The announcement came in the week of our client's birthday.
Protecting Your Liberty: Hire a Lawyer Early
This case underscores the importance of hiring a lawyer early if you suspect you might be under criminal investigation. Retaining us before charges were brought allowed us to thoroughly investigate our client’s business, develop a comprehensive strategy to deal with federal and state authorities, and ultimately achieve a favorable outcome.
Trust Horwitz & Citro, P.A. With Your Defense
Remember, past results do not guarantee or predict the outcome of future legal matters. However, they do speak volumes about the dedication, expertise, and tenacity of the legal team at Horwitz & Citro, P.A.
Our team is well-versed in fraud charges made at a federal level and is dedicated to protecting your rights and liberties. With us in your corner, you can be assured that we will arm you with the knowledge, research, and strategy needed to achieve the best outcome possible.
If you're facing criminal charges or believe you may be under investigation, contact us today. We are committed to safeguarding your liberty and ensuring you receive the best legal defense.