INDICTMENT DISMISSED – ALL COUNTS BUSINESSMAN CHARGED WITH WIRE FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING FOR ROLE IN ALLEGED MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CONSPIRACY TO COLLECT IRS DEBTS
United States v. Patel, Crim. No. 21-00381 (U.S.D.C). A businessman who operated a legitimate business along with his partner, was charged in a federal indictment with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering, due to the fact that his business partner was alleged to have laundered proceeds from an IRS scam through their business account. The prosecutors claimed that Ms. Lefeber’s client “should have known” that certain deposits were from criminal proceeds. Ms. Lefeber filed extensive requests for production of documents that would prove these allegations and followed up with Motions to Compel when the government failed to provide the proof. Through her extraordinary attention to detail and relentless pursuit of these documents, Ms. Lefeber was able to demonstrate to the government and the Judge that the government could not prove its case as it lacked the essential evidence linking her client to the conspiracy. As a result, the Court GRANTED the Motion to Dismiss the Indictment. The defendant is a free man today.