Probationary Sentence in Federal Credit Card Fraud Case
A defendant in a federal credit card fraud case facing imprisonment receives a probationary sentence following Ms. Lefeber's arguments for leniency based upon his unique family circumstances and his family's dependence upon him.
The Supreme Court has just made an important step towards protecting defendants in criminal forfeiture. In Honeycutt v. United States, No 16-142 (June 5, 2017), the Court held that a defendant may not be held jointly and severally liable for proper…
The Tenth Circuit recently found it was permissible to add a sentencing enhancement based on the number of victims, even if not all of those victims had suffered financial loss. In United States v. Gonzales, No 16-2022 (10th Cir. 2016), defendant Gon…
A doctor charged with drug trafficking and other violations of the Drug Device and Cosmetic Act, received a reduced sentence based upon Ms. Lefeber’s arguments regarding his addictive personality.
The Third Circuit agreed with Ms. Lefeber’s novel arguments in United States v. Thomas Chau, 221 F. 3d 438 (3d Cir. 2002) and vacated and remanded the sentence of a man who had pled guilty to environmental crimes. Ultimately, Mr. Chau received a greatly reduced sentence.
A pilot in the South Vietnamese army, Thomas Chau had fled to the Uni…