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U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia Washington DC
Conspiracy, Possession with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of Cocaine base. Unlawful Possession with intent to distribute Crack Cocaine, Possessing a Firearm During a Drug Trafficking Offense, Using, Carrying, and brandishing a firearm, and Unlawful use of a Communication Facility. Criminal Forfeiture and Aiding and Abetting. (34 COUNT INDICTMENT)
Jury Trial = NOT GUILTY / ALL CHARGES DISMISSED
The client was charged as a co-conspirator of a drug enterprise consisting of more than five people importing cocaine into the United States by way of the District of Columbia, the State of Maryland, The State of Texas, The State of North Carolina, and elsewhere. The enterprise distributed more than 100 kilograms of Cocaine. The Government ceased in excess of $1,000,000.00 in cash, and returned a grand Jury Original Indictment on ten defendants.
Conducted background investigations and interviewed client regarding current case and prior criminal history; Constructed 25 page outline regarding case conspiracy, surveillance and undercover operation by law enforcement, wiretap applications and orders, tracking of all electronic devices, break down of wiretap affidavit regarding more that 20 mentioned un-indicted co-conspirators, break down of all dates and times of text messages, determined identities of all confidential informants, Tracked all physical surveillance logs by law enforcement. Determined that primary informant was major drug dealer who was a target of a separate federal Investigation. Reviewed numerous title 3 wiretap tapes and compact disc provided in discovery. Also reviewed several video surveillance tapes and compact disc; located witnesses who were informants; took statements, and prepared affidavits for witnesses; Located and reviewed records, and discovery from entire period of alleged conspiracy, and to crime charged. Located and interviewed all involved government informants. Interviewed all indicted co-conspirators / government witnesses in Custody. Learned identity of confidential informants unnamed in the warrant application. Located and interviewed over 30 defense witnesses for testifying on client's behalf at trial.