Notable Cases

Below is a brief description of some of the notable cases handled by Mr. Richman.  His clients are identified by initials to protect their privacy. Of course, every case is unique.  We cannot predict the outcome of any future case even if it is facially similar to those described below.

 

United States v. V.B., U.S. District Court

The defendant was charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States and to evade taxes; mail fraud; and ERISA fraud.  The charges arose from a fraudulent company payroll scheme. Among the evidence against the defendant were over 600 fraudulent checks that he had signed. Following a  month long trial in federal court, the jury found the defendant not guilty of all counts.


United States v. J.F., U.S. District Court

The defendant was charged with securities fraud and multiple counts of perjury arising from his testimony before the SEC.  The district court dismissed all perjury counts due to defects in the Indictment.

United States v. T.W., U.S. District Court

The defendant was charged with possession of firearm after gun was recoverd by Minneapolis Police during search of his vehicle.  District Court suppressed gun because search was illegal and dismissed this charge.

United States v. A.L., U.S. District Court

Defendant facing mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years for drug conspiracy.  Government agreed to dismiss narcotics charges and allowed defendant to plead guilty to possession of a firearm, resulting in sentence of 3 months.

United States v. O.J., U.S. District Court

Defendant charged with threatening to kill her probation officer.  Mr. Richman's analysis of cell phone records convinced the government that defendant was innocent.  Government dismissed charges.

United States. v. K.D., U.S. District Court

Defendant facing mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years given downward departure at sentencing and probationary sentence.

United States v. K.L., U.S. Court of Appeals

The defendant was convicted of one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  He was acquitted of the remaining three counts involving illegal trafficking in a large number of firearms.  On appeal, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the defendant had been denied a fair trial because the government failed to disclose the identity of an informant whose testimony would have supported the defense at trial.  The Court remanded to the district court for further proceedings.

  

United States v. L.E, U.S. District Court

The defendant was charged with illegal re-entry into the United States after deportation, a charge to which there is virtually no defense.  In pretrial litigation, Mr. Richman convinced the court that the government had held the defendant for too long in the custody of the Immigration and Naturalization Service before commencing criminal proceedings.  The court dismissed the criminal charge as a result.