The Legal and Financial Consequences of a Texas Identity Theft Conviction
Identity theft is a serious crime that involves stealing someone’s “Identifying information” to commit fraud or otRead More
Dear Special Counsel- here is a rough draft. Hope it helps. Robb
United States of America
Donald J Trump, Aka “the Donald”, Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, Michael Flynn Defendants
The Grand Jury Charges: From a period beginning on or about June 16. 2015, to on or about, June 9, 2017, Donald J Trump, Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, Michael Flynn and others, known and unknown to the grand jury, did knowingly and intentionally conspire to engage in treason, engaged in violations of the Emoluments Clause, engaged in obstruction of justice and made false statements to federal agents . The scheme of these defendants was as follows:
1. Donald J Trump, a reality tv star, ran for President of the United States. Trump and his co-conspirators’ goal was for Trump to win the election and then use the position of the Presidency to illegally enrich himself and his co-conspirators in violation of 18 USC 371.
2. Donald J Trump and his co-conspirators held numerous meetings with representatives of the Russian Government. When questioned by federal agents about said meetings, the co-conspirators each concealed the existence of these meetings in violation of 18 USC 1001. During these meetings the Russian government agreed to provide illegal aid to Trump in the election. In exchange, Trump and his co-conspirators acting against the interests of the United States, agreed to lift United States’ sanctions against Russia. Trump, Manafort, Kushner and Flynn conspired with the Russian Government to interfere with the United States presidential election in an effort to turn the election in Trump’s favor. Trump and his co-conspirators met with representatives of the Russian Government against the interests of the United States and thereby committed the offense of treason.
3. Donald J Trump, openly, repeatedly and publicly encouraged Russia to illegally hack the computer of Trump’s opponent and release potentially embarrassing emails in an effort to win the election. In response, the Russian Government did knowingly illegally hack the computer of Trump’s opponent and the Democratic National Committee. Trump and his co-conspirators colluded with the Russian government in an effort to maximize the damage done to Trump’s opponent by said public releases.
4. Donald J Trump, with the illicit aid of the Russian Government, won the election. Trump rewarded the Russian Government for their illegal actions by directing American foreign policy in such a manner as to aid the Russian Government in its global aspirations while alienating longtime Allies of the United States.
5. In furtherance of the conspiracy , Donald J Trump and his co-conspirators , at all times operated in direct violation of the Emoluments clause. Trump and his co-conspirators and family utilized Trump’s position to illegally enrich themselves. Trump, his co-conspirators and his family sold influence in exchange for large sums of money.
6. When an investigation began into Trump’s collusion with Russia, Trump personally obstructed the investigation. Trump asked the Director of the FBI to stop the investigation into co-conspirator Michael Flynn. When the Directer refused to stop the investigation, Trump fired the Director of the FBI in retaliation.
7. Trump continued to collude with Russia in direct contravention with the best interests of The United States. Trump shared top secret information with Russian agents, thereby endangering an intelligence asset of an Ally of the United States. Trump continued to engage in treason, to daily violate the Emoluments clause and to daily attempt to obstruct the investigation by attempting to intimidate witnesses against him and his co-conspirators.
All of the Above acts were done in violation of Federal laws.
Foreman of the Grand Jury
Client was charged by Federal Indictment with making a social media post that threatened Malicious Damage and Destruction of a Building by Means of Fire and Explosives in violation of Federal law. The Defense showed that Client was a law-abiding citizen. The Defense further showed that the alleged threat was not made with any criminal intent.
The client, a public official with a long history of public service, was accused by a former girlfriend of engaging in non-consensual sexual relations. The Defense investigation and analysis showed through a detailed timeline that the allegation made absolutely no sense. Phone records, including calls and texts, were relied on to help establish an accurate timeline. The Defense met with law enforcement and reviewed a detailed package that exonerated the accused.
Client, a Houston area professional who frequently travels for work, was accused by his wife of assaulting her in his family home. Defense showed that wife’s story lacked credibility and there was no physical evidence in support of the wife’s allegation.
The client, a young Black male, was driving his car when police pulled him over for no apparent reason. It looked to be a profile stop. The client was accused of possessing a controlled substance in his vehicle. The Defense showed that there was no lawful basis for the police to stop the Client’s car. The Defense also showed that there was no lawful basis for the search of the Client’s car. It was a bad search, so the seized evidence was not admissible.
Client charged in Federal Indictment In “Operation Wrecking Ball” with 55 named co-defendants. Client faced seven charges. Client was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering. Client was also charged with four counts of Distribution of Cocaine and one count of Money laundering.
Allegations involved client’s alleged use of his home to distribute cocaine. Government’s lengthy investigation involved numerous wiretaps, surveillance, video, pole cams, search warrants, vehicle stops and use of cooperating co-defendants.
Client went to trial with four remaining defendants. After a two-week trial, Judge granted Motion for Acquittal on four of the seven charges. Jury found Client Not Guilty of remaining three charges.
Client charged in Federal Court with two counts of Wire Fraud related to Five SBA EIDL loan applications. The Government alleged the client, a Houston professional, defrauded the Small Business Administration out of over $150,000. The Client faced up to 20 years in prison on each count. The Defense investigated the case and negotiated a deal that included the Government not opposing a probation. The Federal Guideline calculation was for a prison sentence and the Probation Department recommended a prison sentence. Attorney Fickman submitted a 90 page Defense Sentencing Memorandum asking for Probation.
Client was retired professional. Client was accused of being involved in a road rage incident in 1960 Area. Defense put together a 100 page memorandum that demonstrated complainant was actual aggressor.
Client was accused of touching child. Case involved thousands of pages of psychiatric and Child Protective Services records as well as investigations by multiple police departments. After three- year fight, case dismissed.
Client accused of shoving and knocking down family member causing injury. After investigation, charges were dismissed.
Client was accused of knocking disruptive student against the wall. Videotape of incident was obtained. Witnessed located and interviewed. On the day of trial, case was dismissed
Identity theft is a serious crime that involves stealing someone’s “Identifying information” to commit fraud or other illegal activities. “Identifying information” includes:
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