Federal Drug Trafficking Results

USA v. SMITH CASE NO.: 6:04-CR-37-ORL-19-JGG (Orlando)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 50 Kilograms of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana and Conspiracy to Possess $850,000 in Counterfeit Money
District Judge: Fawsett
Sentencing Guidelines: 188 to 235 months in federal prison
Mandatory Minimum: Mandatory 10 years in federal prison
Case Result: Not Guilty Verdict as to Conspiracy to Distribute 50 Kilograms of Cocaine and Not Guilty Verdict as to Conspiracy to Possess $850,000 in Counterfeit Money, guilty as to possession of marijuana.

USA v. CRUZ-ALVAREZ CASE NO.: 5:08-CR-22-OC-10-GRJ (Ocala)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 100 or More Marijuana Plants and Possession With the Intent to Distribute 100 or More Marijuana Plants
Senior District Judge: Hodges
Mandatory Minimum: Mandatory 5 years in federal prison
Maximum Sentence: 40 years in federal prison
Case Result: Verdict of Not Guilty.

USA v. SPOONER CASE NO.: 8:11-CR-69-JDW-AEP (Tampa)
Counts: Conspiracy to Manufacture and Distribute 50 Grams of More of Methamphetamine and 5 Grams or More and Less than 5 Grams of Methamphetamine.
District Court Judge: Whittemore
Sentencing Guidelines: 260 months to Life in federal prison
Mandatory Minimum: Mandatory Life in federal prison
Case Result: Not Guilty Verdict as to Conspiracy to Distribute 50 Grams of More of Methamphetamine (Mandatory Life), Not Guilty Verdict as to 5 Grams or More of Methamphetamine (Mandatory 20 Years), guilty as to less than 5 grams (no minimum mandatory).

USA v. LEWIS CASE NO.: 8:08-CR-127-RAL-26-MAP (Tampa)
Counts: Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of Crack Cocaine
District Judge: Lazzara
Mandatory Minimum: Mandatory 15 years in federal prison
Case Result: Hung Jury.

USA v. JERLOW CASE NO.: 8:08-CR-00340-VMC-EAJ (Tampa)
Counts: Conspiracy to Possess With the Intent to Distribute 50 Kilograms of Cocaine
District Judge: Covington
Case Result: Motion to Suppress Evidence Granted. The original charges were dropped. The case was reduced to Use of a Cell Phone to Commit a Crime.

USA v. VALLEJOS-VALLARDES CASE NO.: 8:11-MJ-01157-MAP (Tampa)
Counts: Failure to Obey an Order by Coast Guard to Stop a Drug Vessel
Magistrate Judge: Pizzo
Case Result: Case Dismissed after a full probable cause hearing.

USA v. T. WRIGHT CASE NO.: 8:13-CR-135-RAL-TGW (Tampa)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana
District Judge: Lazzara
Sentencing Guidelines: 37 to 46 months in federal prison as a career offender
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.
This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. The Defendant did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. REYNOLDS CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-527-SCB-AEP (Tampa)
Counts: Criminal Contempt of Court.
District Judge: Bucklew
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.
*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

USA v. KEY CASE NO.: 8:11-CR-323-T-17-TBM (Tampa)
Counts: One Count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
District Judge: Kovachevich
Sentencing Guidelines: 33 to 41 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.
This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. The Defendant did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. MILES CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-145-JDW-TGW (Tampa)
Counts: One Count of Conspiracy to Distribute Crack Cocaine
District Judge: Whittemore
Sentencing Guidelines: 37 to 46 months in federal prison with a five year minimum mandatory
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.
*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. The Defendant did not
receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. CHAMBERS CASE NO.: 2:08-CR-41-JES-DNF (Fort Myers)
Counts: One Count of Conspiracy to Distribute Crack Cocaine
District Judge: Steele
Sentencing Guidelines: 57 to 71 months in federal prison with a five year minimum mandatory
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.
*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

USA v. ROJAS CASE NO.: 8:09-CR-269-MSS-MAP (Tampa)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 100 Marijuana Plants or More
District Judge: Lazzara
Sentencing Guidelines: 37 to 46 months in federal prison with a five year minimum mandatory
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.
*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. The Defendant did not
receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. LEBRON CASE NO.: 8:05-CR75-T-17-EAJ (Tampa)
Counts: One Count of Trafficking in GHB
District Judge: Kovachevich
Sentencing Guidelines: 37 to 46 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of federal probation.
*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

USA v. PAGE CASE NO.: 8:03-CR-03-T-26-TGW (Tampa)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 1000 Kilograms of Marijuana
District Judge: Lazarra
Sentencing Guidelines: 121 months to 151 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 366 days in federal prison.
*As the result of our argument, the Defendant received a sentence reduction greater
than the reduction recommended by the government.

USA v. SANTIAGO-GONZALEZ CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-123-T-17-TGW (Tampa)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine
District Judge: Kovachevich
Sentencing Guidelines: 37 to 46 months in federal prison.
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 24 months in federal prison.
*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

USA v. DAEMI CASE NO.: 8:10-CR-388-JDW-TBM (Tampa)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
District Judge: Whittemore
Sentencing Guidelines: 108 months to 135 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 24 months in federal prison.
*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

USA v. ARTEAGA CASE NO.: 8:13-CR-433-SDM-AEP (Tampa)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
District Judge: Merryday
Sentencing Guidelines: 70 to 87 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 27 months.
*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. He did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance reduction.

USA v DOCTOR LEGOWIK CASE NO.: 2:12-cr-56-FTM-99-DNF (Fort Myers)
Counts: Conspiracy of a Physician to Distribute Oxycodone
Judge: Steele
Sentencing Guidelines: 135 months to 168 months.
Case Result: A reduction of charges and a below guideline sentence of 36 months.
*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. He did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. ROBERTS CASE NO.: 6:05-CR-84-ORL-22-KRS (Orlando)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 5 Kilograms or more of Cocaine (Tampa)
District Judge: Conway
Sentencing Guidelines: 121 months to 151 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 36 months in federal prison.
*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

USA v. VALDEZ-POLVOS CASE NO.: 8:11-CR-351-T-24-TGW (Tampa)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana and Cocaine
Sentencing Guidelines: 87 months to108 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline in 37 months in federal prison.
*As the result of our argument, the Defendant received a sentence reduction greater than the reduction recommended by the government.

USA v. CABALLERO CASE NO.: 8:05-CR-530-T-30-EAJ (Tampa)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana
Sentencing Guidelines: 46 months to 57 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline in 37 months in federal prison.
*As the result of our argument, the Defendant received a sentence reduction greater than the reduction recommended by the government.

USA v. WHITAKER CASE NO.: 8:03-CR-458-T-30-MAP (Tampa)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 100 Kilograms of Cocaine
District Judge: Moody
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 46 months in federal prison.
*As the result of our argument, the Defendant received a sentence reduction greater than the reduction recommended by the government.

USA v. M.WRIGHT CASE NO.: 5:04-CR-33-OC-10-GRJ (Ocala)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana in a Federal Facility
Senior District Judge: Hodges
Sentencing Guidelines: 51 to 63 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 46 months.
*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. He did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. BENNER CASE NO.: 2:09-CR-44-JES-DNF
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 1000 or more Plants of Marijuana (Fort Myers)
District Judge: Steele
Mandatory Minimum: 10 years in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 60 months.
*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. He did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. MORENO CASE NO.: 8:10-CR-371-SDM-AEP (Tampa)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
District Court Judge: Merryday
Sentencing Guidelines: 78 months to 97 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 60 months.
*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. She did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance reduction nor did she qualify for the "safety valve".

USA v. GREER CASE NO.: 3:08-CR-46-LC (Pensacola)
Counts: Conspiracy Distribute 150 Kilograms of Cocaine and 1000 Pounds Marijuana
Senior District Judge: Collier
Sentencing Guidelines: 204 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 60 months.
*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis and successful legal objections
to the PSI. She did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance reduction nor did she qualify
for the "safety valve". 60 months in federal prison was the lowest possible sentence allowed by law.

USA v. CARRAHER CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-288-T-17-MAP (Tampa)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone
District Court Judge: Kovachevich
Sentencing Guidelines: 92 months to 115 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 70 months.
*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. He did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance reduction nor did he qualify for the "safety valve".

USA v. J. DIAZ CASE NO.: 2:09-CR-77-FTM-29-SPC (Fort Myers)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 1000 Kilograms of Marijuana
District Judge: Steele
Sentencing Guidelines: 140 to 175 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 78 months despite being the undisputed leader
of a 3.8 million dollar drug conspiracy.
*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis and successful legal objections to PSI.

USA v. ABEL CASE NO.: 8:10-CR-204-SDM-AEP (Tampa)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute a Quantity of Oxycodone
District Judge: Merryday
Sentencing Guidelines: 97 to 121 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 84 months.
*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis and successful legal objections to the PSI. He did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance reduction.

USA v. JONES CASE NO.: 8:13-CR-438-JSM-AEP (Tampa)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
District Court Judge: Moody
Sentencing Guidelines: 108 months to 135 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 87 months.
*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. He did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance reduction nor did he qualify for the "safety valve".

USA v. LITTLES CASE NO.: 7:12-CR-5-S-ART (Kentucky)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone
District Judge: Thapar
Sentencing Guidelines: 240 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 109 months.
*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis and successful legal objections to PSI. He was previously sentenced to 60 months in federal prison on a firearm case (with a separate defense attorney) in a separate federal jurisdiction. Thirty months of this sentence is running concurrent to his previous federal sentence of sixty months so this sentence amounts to a sentence of 109 months. This is a reduction of 131 months.

USA v. VICK CASE NO.: 8:14-CR-295-T-17-AEP (Tampa)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl, Mephedrone, Diazepam, Alprazolam, and Ketamine
District Judge: Kovachevich
Sentencing Guidelines: 210 to 262 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 120 months.
*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis and successful legal objections to PSI. He did not qualify for the "safety valve" nor did he receive a government 5k substantial assistance reduction.

USA v. BROOKS CASE NO.: 8:13-CR-28-ACC-TBS (Orlando)
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine
District Judge: Conway
Sentencing Guidelines: 168 to 210 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 120 months.
*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis and successful legal objections to PSI. He did not qualify for the "safety valve" so 120 months is the lowest permissible sentence by law.

USA v. LOMBARDI CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-146-T-17-EAJ (Tampa)
Counts: Possession
District Judge: Kovachevich
Sentencing Guidelines: 151 to 188 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 120 months.
*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis. He did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance reduction.