U.S.A. v. Russo, Crim. No. 20-00047 (U.S.D.C.). This case involved a complex wire fraud and tax fraud, wherein the defendant, the Director of Information Technology of a large corporation, defrauded his employer out of approximately $2,900,000 through the creation of fraudulent invoices, billing for work done by fictitious corporations. In addition he made false statements on his federal income tax returns resulting in a tax loss of over $950,000. The government also attempted to use additional relevant conduct to enhance Mr. Russo's amount of loss and sentence. The defendant was facing a guideline sentence of 5-6 years imprisonment. I
As a result of Ms. Lefeber's compelling legal arguments and arguments for a downward variances based upon the extraordinary family circumstances in this case, the defendant received a sentence of 3 years imprisonment.