Federal Crime Case Results

USA v. MCKENZIE CASE NO.: 2:08-CR-183-FTM-DNF
Counts: Conspiracy to Commit Fraud
District Judge: Steele
Case Result: Pre-trial Diversion.

USA v. WIGGINS CASE NO.: 2:06-CR-121-FTM-99-DNF
Counts: One Count of Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering
District Judge: Steele
Case Result: Pre-trial Diversion.

USA v. SORCHEVICH CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-51-RAL-EAJ
Counts: Mortgage Fraud
District Judge: Lazzara Sentencing Guidelines 16 to 21 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. HAMID CASE NO.: 8:11-CR-289-RAL-EAJ
Counts: Conspiracy of a Business Owner to Traffic in Stolen Merchandise
District Judge: Lazarra Sentencing Guidelines: 6 to 12 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. FARINHA CASE NO.: 8:09-CR-464-RAL-AEP
Counts: Mortgage Fraud
District Judge: Lazzara Sentencing Guidelines 12 to 18 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.

USA v. LOUISSAINT CASE NO.: 8:10-CR-416-VMC-TGW
Counts: Tax Fraud
District Judge: Covington Sentencing Guidelines 12 to 18 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. MEJIA CASE NO.: 8:06-CR- 400-JDW-EAJ
Counts: One Count of Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering
District Judge: Whittemore
Sentencing Guidelines: 78 to 97 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. GRANT CASE NO.: 8:05-CR-458-JDW-TGW
Counts: 16 count indictment relating to fraud and theft of over $5 million
District Judge: Whittemore
Sentencing Guidelines: Approximately 240 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 18 months in a federal prison camp and a dismissal of 15 of the 16 counts in the original indictment.
*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. WEBB CASE NO.: 8:06-CR-446-RAL-MAP
Counts: Thirty-Two Counts of Conspiracy to Defraud
District Judge: Lazarra
Sentencing Guidelines: 46 to 57 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 42 months. *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. PASQUALE CASE NO.: 2:04-CR-35-FTM-29-DNF
Counts: Violation of the Wager Wire Act: Gambling, Bookmaking
Sentencing Guidelines: 12 to 18 months in federal prison
Case Result: A below guideline sentence of 120 days which amounted to credit for time served.
*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

USA v. MILES CASE NO.: 8:12-CR-145-JDW-TGW
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 penalty
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
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 penalty
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. LEBRON CASE NO.: 8:05-CR75-T-17-EAJ
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
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 1000 Kilograms of Marijuana
District Judge: Lazarra
Sentencing Guidelines: 121 months to 151 months in federal prison
Case Result: 366 days in federal prison.
*As the results of our argument, the Defendant received a sentence reduction greater than the reduction recommended by the government.

USA v. DAEMI CASE NO.: 8:10-CR-388-JDW-TBM
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.
*This sentence variance was in part the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis.

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

USA v. CABALLERO CASE NO.: 8:05-CR-530-T-30-EAJ
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana
Sentencing Guidelines: 46 months to 57 months in federal prison
Case Result: A sentence reduction of nearly one year resulting in below guideline in 37 months.
*As the results 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
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 100 Kilograms of Cocaine
District Judge: Moody
Case Result: A reduction of nearly 15 years resulting in a below guideline sentence of 46 months.

USA v. WRIGHT CASE NO.: 5:04-CR-33-OC-10-GRJ
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
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 1000 or more Plants of Marijuana
District Judge: Steele
Mandatory Minimum: 10 years in federal prison
Case Result: A reduction of charges and a sentence of just over six years.
*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
Counts:
Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
District Court Judge: Merryday
Sentencing Guidelines: 78 months to 97 months in federal prison
Mandatory Minimum: 60 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 "safety valve."

USA v. GREER CASE NO.: 3:08-CR-46-LC
Counts: Conspiracy Distribute 150 Kilograms of Cocaine and Thousand Pounds Marijuana
Senior District Judge: Collier
Sentencing Guidelines: Approximately 17 years in federal prison
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 and successful legal objections to PSI. She did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. DIAZ CASE NO.: 2:09-CR-77-FTM-29-SPC
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 1000 Kilograms of Marijuana
District Judge: Steele
Sentencing Guidelines: 140 to 175 months in federal prison
Mandatory Minimum: 10 years in federal prison
Case Result: A sentence reduction of 62 months resulting in a below guideline sentence of 78 months despite being the undisputed head of a 3.8 million dollar drug ring.
*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis and successful legal objections to PSI. He did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. ABEL CASE NO.: 8:10-CR-204-SDM-AEP
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute a Quantity of Oxycodone
District Judge: Merryday
Sentencing Guidelines: 97 to 121 months in federal prison
Case Result: A reduction of two offense levels resulting in 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 sentencing reduction.

USA v. LOWERY CASE NO.: 8:05-CR-423-T-27-TGW
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 1000 Kilograms of Marijuana
District Judge: Whittemore
Sentencing Guidelines: 262 to 327 months in federal prison as a Career Offender
Case Result: A sentence reduction of nearly 15 years resulting in below guidelines of 84 months
*The Defendant received a sentence reduction greater than the reduction recommended by the government.

USA v. NELSON CASE NO.: 6:06-CR-125-ORL-19-KRS
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Five Kilograms of Cocaine
District Judge: Fawsett
Sentencing Guidelines: 237 to 262 months in federal prison as a Career Offender
Mandatory Minimum: 10 years in federal prison
Case Result: A sentence reduction of nearly twelve years.
*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. WEAVER CASE NO.: 6:06-CR-125-ORL-19-KRS
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 20 or More Kilograms of Cocaine
District Judge: Fawsett
Sentencing Guidelines: 292 to 365 months in federal prison as a Career Offender
Mandatory Minimum: 10 years in federal prison
Case Result: A sentence reduction of fifteen years.
*The Defendant received sentence reduction greater than reduction recommended by the government.

USA v. WILLIAMS CASE NO.: 2:08-CR-108-FTM-29-SPC
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine
District Judge: Steele
Sentencing Guidelines: Approximately 22 years in federal prison
Mandatory Minimum: 10 years in federal prison
Case Result: A sentence reduction of nearly six years.
*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis and successful legal objections to the PSI. The Defendant did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.

USA v. LEMON CASE NO.: 8:06-CR-469-JDW-TBM
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute 5 Kilograms or more of Cocaine
District Judge: Whittemore
Sentencing Guidelines: 30 Years to Life in federal prison as a Career Offender
Case Result: A sentence reduction of fifteen years resulting in a below guideline sentence of fifteen years in federal prison.

USA v. PARKS CASE NO.: 8:05-CR-17-T-27-EAJ
Counts: Possession with Intent to Deliver 50 grams of Cocaine Base (Crack Cocaine)
District Judge: Whittemore
Sentencing Guidelines: 30 years to Life in federal prison as a Career Offender
Case Result: A sentence reduction of 15 years resulting in a below guideline sentence of fifteen years in federal prison.

USA v. PHILENTROPE CASE NO.: 8:08-CR-530-JDW-TGW
Counts: Conspiracy to Distribute over 150 Kilograms of Cocaine
District Judge: Whittemore
Sentencing Guidelines: 300 months in federal prison
Case Result: A sentence reduction of 10 years resulting in a reduction of the mandatory minimum term of imprisonment from 20 to 10 years.
*This sentence variance was the result of a 3553(a) mitigation analysis and successful legal objections to the PSI. The Defendant did not receive a government 5K substantial assistance sentencing reduction.