The following list contains examples of Mr. Srebnick's experience in trials, appeals, and other related matters.
TRIALS AND DISMISSALS
United States v. Castroneves
Co-counsel for sister of three-time Indy 500 champion Helio Castroneves, both of whom were charged with tax evasion. Both defendants were acquitted by a Miami jury after a seven week-jury trial.
United States v. Leason
Obtained a pre-trail dismissal of money laundering charges against businessman in Puerto Rico after defense investigation exposed significant doubts about credibility of government's star witness.
United States v. Graham
Obtained settlement of criminal forfeiture case in favor of wife of Michigan business executive convicted of fraud and tax charges.
United States v. Caceres
Won a judgment of acquittal from a Savannah, Georgia jury on all charges, including federal RICO and RICO conspiracy, for a defendant charged in one of the largest health care fraud cases in the United States.
State of Florida v. Tolson
Obtained the dismissal of state RICO charges against defendant charged in the Stadium Naples corruption case in Naples, Florida.
United States v. Taylor
Co-counsel for lawyer charged with money laundering and false IRS 8300 forms in connection with receipt of attorney's fees from alleged narcotics trafficker. Two trials ended in hung jury. All felony charges dismissed.
United States v. Proceeds
Successfully obtained return of the entire sum $356,000 seized from clients in connection with civil forfeiture case in the District of Puerto Rico.
United States v. Grigsby
Won a mid-trial judgment of acquittal by the district court on all charges for municipal banker charged in Port of Miami corruption case by exposing the government's flawed theory of prosecution.
United States v. Grigsby
Co-counsel for municipal banker acquitted by jury of all charges relating to alleged bribery of county commissioner.
United States v. Abbell
Co-counsel at first trial for former Justice Department lawyer charged with RICO, money laundering, and obstruction of justice, in the "Cali Cartel" case. Trial ended in acquittal of substantive RICO and hung jury on remaining charges.
United States v. DeForrest
Successfully negotiated a no-jail plea for a radio sports personality charged in federal court with "honest services" fraud.
United States v. Lopez-Vanegas, 493 F.3d 1305 (11th Cir. 2007)
Won reversal and outright dismissal of conviction and sentence of real estate broker convicted of narcotics conspiracy in the "Saudi Prince" drug case.
United States v. Smith, 454 F.3d 707 (7th Cir. 2006)
Won reversal of defendant's sentence in Eastern District of Wisconsin based on district court's failure to properly consult the federal sentencing guidelines.
United States v. Gonzalez, 140 Fed. Appx. 170 (11th Cir. 2005)
Won reversal of one count of conviction and vacatur of entire sentence based on the district court's improper exclusion of defense evidence.
United States v. Puche, 350 F.3d 1137 (11th Cir. 2003)
Won reversal of defendant's sentence for money laundering based on incorrect application of the sentencing guidelines.
Hardy v. Rundle, 846 So.2d 1174 (2nd DCA 2003)
Filed successful petition for writ of quo warranto in the Second District Court of Appeal of Florida to preclude specially-assigned prosecutor from overstepping her legal authority to charged defendants with money laundering in Stadium Naples case.
United States v. Miranda (11th Cir. 2001) (unpublished)
Won reversal of defendant's sentence for money laundering based on incorrect application of federal sentencing guidelines
Rosemond v. Menifee, 137 F.Supp.2d 270 (S.D.N.Y. 2000)
Obtained reversal in Southern District of New York of Federal Bureau of Prisons' refusal to grant defendant credit for time in state custody while on writ of habeas corpus ad prosequendum.
United States v. Mills, 138 F.3d 928 (11th Cir. 1998)
Won reversal of defendant's sentence for false statements based on incorrect application of the sentencing guidelines.
United States v. Christo, 129 F.3d 578 (11th Cir. 1997)
Won reversal of defendant's sentence for money laundering based on argument that the money laundering statute did not criminalize the conduct charged.
State of Florida v. Phillippoussi, 691 So.2d 511 (4th DCA 1997)
Won reversal of grand theft conviction based on trial court's failure to properly instruct on good faith defense.
United States v. Garces (11th Cir. 1995) (unpublished)
Won reversal of defendant's sentence based on district court's consideration of improper factors when imposing sentence.
United States v. Moskovits, 815 F.Supp. 147 (E.D. Pa. 1993) & 844 F.Supp. 202 (ED Pa. 1993)
Won a new trial on a habeas corpus petition for a University of Pennsylvania student charged with operating a continuing criminal enterprise involving cocaine trafficking based on the denial of his constitutional right to testify.
State of Florida v. Gonzalez, 578 So.2d 729 (3d DCA 1991)
Won reversal and suppression of evidence based on illegal search and seizure, in violation of Fourth Amendment.