U.S.A. v. Johnson, Crim. No. 20-305 (U.S.D.C.). The defendant, the Director of Environmental Services at a United States Veterans Administration Hospital, pled guilty to accepting bribes in return for awarding contracts for services to certain companies to perform work for the Veteran’s Hospital. As a result of these bribes, the companies received over $440,000 in payments for services that were not fully performed or were not performed at all. Although the defendant was facing guidelines of 46-57 months’ imprisonment, Ms. Lefeber highlighted his extraordinary generosity of spirit in fostering children, his honorable service in our nation’s armed forces and his serious and debilitating medical conditions.

As a result, the client received a sentence of 6 months’ imprisonment.