U.S.A. v. Stehm, Crim. No. 13-568 (U.S.D.C.). Ms. Lefeber successfully obtained a downward variance from the federal sentencing guidelines for her client, a Fortune 500 company executive who had pled guilty to a lengthy wire fraud and tax evasion scheme wherein he created fictitious invoices and submitted them for payment to his employer and also failed to report the income on his tax returns. In addition, Ms. Lefeber was able to reduce the amount of loss by hundreds of thousands of dollars, resulting in a lower sentencing guideline level and reduced restitution and forfeiture orders. Based upon Ms. Lefeber's vigorous arguments at sentencing, her client received a below guideline sentence and was permitted to defer his sentence for six months due to family circumstances.