U.S.A. v. McCusker, Crim. No. 09-771. In a complex mortgage fraud, mail and wire fraud and money laundering case, Ms. Lefeber's client received probation where the government sought in excess of 10 years imprisonment based upon the indictment of a $14.1 million dollar conspiracy. Ms. Lefeber's vigorous and innovative defense caused the federal judge to conclude that the government failed to prove its case at sentencing and found that the amount of loss was less than $400,000.
In addition, the judge granted a downward variance, based upon significant personal factors and the defendant's lack of intent to cause harm, sentencing Ms. Lefeber's client to PROBATION.