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It was announced on March 1, 2012 that a federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted Mikal Xylon Wilde, of Humboldt County, with murder during a narcotics offense, conspiracy to manufacture and distribute 1000 or more marijuana plants, use of

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On February 29, 2012, the Fourth Circuit affirmed the lower court’s decision to deny Frank Aidoo, the defendant, the benefit in sentencing espoused in 18 U.S.C. 3553(f). Commonly referred to as the “safety valve,” section 3553(f) allows a judge to

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On February 2, 2012, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of California indicted Simon Saed Alizadeh and Kian Ashkanizadeh for allegedly engaging in a mortgage fraud scheme involving four homes in Carlsbad, California. The indictment charges Alizadeh and

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In the Central District of California, a woman was sentenced on February 13, 2012 for embezzling more than $1 million from her employer, a Santa Barbara-based gourmet food company. Lisa Sackie, 48, was sentenced by United States District Judge George

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The US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York recently announced the first ever indictment of a Swiss bank. The indictment, returned by the grand jury and unsealed on February 2, 2012, alleges that Wegelin & Co. conspired

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On July 15, 2010 a federal grand jury in the Middle District of Louisiana named Fred Belcher, among others, in a five-count indictment. The indictment specifically charged Mr. Belcher with (1) Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud and (2) Conspiracy

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California recently announced the indictment of Oytun Ayse Mihalik, a Turkish citizen and resident of La Palma, California. The 4-count indictment names Ms. Mihalik and alleges that she sent three wire

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The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York recently announced that four defendants have been extradited from Israel on charges relating to their participation in multiple lottery telemarketing fraud schemes. Many of those charged in two indictments in

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