Case Results

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  • CHARGES DISMISSED
    Theft of Government Funds
    [USA v. B.P.] The United States government charged B.P. with two counts of theft of government funds and two counts of aggravated identity theft. B.P. faced a minimum mandatory sentence of four years imprisonment. The government alleged two stolen ...
  • NOT GUILTY
    Conspiracy
    [USA v. C.T.] The federal government charged Defendant, and three other coconspirators, with one count of conspiracy to commit involuntary servitude (slavery), one count of obtaining labor by threat of physical restrain, and one count of illegally ...
  • CHARGES DISMISSED
    Conspiracy to Commit Bank Fraud
    The federal government indicted DeFabio's client in a thirteen defendant conspiracy to commit bank fraud. He faced an excess of twenty years imprisonment in federal prison. The government alleged that DeFabio's client used his bank account to deposit ...
  • CHARGES DISMISSED
    Assault of a Federal Officer
    [USA v. M.V.] M.V., a practicing attorney from Arizona, was returning from a cruise when he and his wife were searched by U.S. Customs in Miami. A fight broke out and M.V. was arrested and charged with assaulting a federal officer. Obviously, as an ...
  • NO JAIL
    Credit Card Fraud
    [USA v. A.D.] A.D. was indicted and charged with credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft. The evidence against A.D. was overwhelming and his only option was to plead guilty. At sentencing, DeFabio was able to convince the Judge that this ...
  • CHARGES DISMISSED
    Aggravated Identity Theft
    [USA v. T.V.] T.V. was a corrections officer who was a passenger in a motor vehicle that was stopped and searched by law enforcement. The officers found stolen/fake credit cards in her purse. T.V. was indicted and charged with aggravated identity ...
  • NO JAIL
    Conspiracy to Commit Fraud
    [USA v. K.G.] K.G. was indicted with 8 other individuals in a large scale health care fraud conspiracy. At sentencing, DeFabio was able to prove that her involvement was minimal, that she was taken advantage of by her employers, and that she had ...
  • CHARGES DISMISSED
    Conspiracy to Import Cocaine
    [USA v. J.T.] J.T. was an airline employee returning to Miami from Peru. He was stopped and searched by U.S. Customs agents in Miami. He was carrying baskets that concealed several kilos of cocaine and was arrested. DeFabio was able to prove that ...
  • NO JAIL
    Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S. Government
    [USA. v. A.C.] A.C. was indicted with her fiancé and others for conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government in procuring parts and supplies for the military. DeFabio was able to establish that A.C.’s abusive relationship with her fiancé was the reason ...
  • NO CHARGES
    Mortgage Fraud
    [USA v. C.S.] (Pre-Indictment Investigation) C.S. was a co-signer in a mortgage fraud scheme. She allowed a close family friend to use her name and credit in his fraudulent scheme to avoid his creditors. Even though she knew that her name and credit ...
  • NO JAIL
    Conspiracy to Traffic in Counterfeit Goods; Theft
    [USA v. Y.D.] Y.D. was indicted in Boston with 2 others and charged with conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods and theft. The group travelled to different state purchasing computer products, replacing the items with worthless counterfeit items, ...
  • NO JAIL
    False Statements
    [USA v. H.H.] H.H. was licensed by the US government to repair essential commercial airplane parts. He owned his own aircraft parts repair facility in Miami. H.H. was indicted for making false statements on repair documents. The government was ...
  • NO JAIL
    Importing Ecstasy
    [USA v. J.L.] J.L. was indicted for importing ecstasy from China via the black web. DeFabio was able to argue at sentencing that as a DJ in the Miami club scene, J.L. was a naïve young man who was unaware of the dangers and seriousness of his actions ...
  • NO JAIL
    Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S.; False Statements
    [USA v. V.G.] V.G. was a Russian national who was indicted in a conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and making false statements. He was arrested when he attempted to negotiate the sale of arms to a foreign entity. DeFabio was successful in establishing ...
  • NOT GUILTY
    Conspiracy to Commit Terrorism
    [USA v. L.L.] The United States government charged Mr. DeFabio's client and six other individuals, collectively known as the “Liberty City 7”, with one count of conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism and one count of waging war against the United ...
  • NO JAIL
    Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine
    [USA v. M.V.] In a 13 defendant indictment, the United States federal government charged M.V. with six counts of conspiracy to import and distribute cocaine. M.V. participated in a large Haitian smuggling organization responsible for smuggling large ...
  • NOT GUILTY
    Conspiracy to Import Cocaine
    [USA v. J.A.O.] The United States government charged ten individuals with conspiracy to import narcotics, importation of narcotics, possession, and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute. In a three week trial Mr. DeFabio argued that despite ...
  • NOT GUILTY
    Conspiracy, Extortion, & Assault
    [USA v. F.L.] The United States government charged F.L. with conspiracy to defraud the United States of America, extortion, assault on an FBI agent, carjacking, assault of an FBI agent, and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence. During ...
  • NOT GUILTY
    Evading Currency Reporting Requirements; Fraudulent Statements
    [USA v. A.J.] The United States government indicted A.J. for illegally transporting over $10,000 from the United States, concealing and evading currency reporting requirements, and making false and fraudulent statement to a United States Customs ...