CLIENT ACQUITTED IN WHITE-COLLAR CRIME CASE, JANUARY 2019

CLIENT ACQUITTED IN WHITE-COLLAR CRIME CASE, JANUARY 2019

Attorney Richards represented the husband in a married couple accused of stealing from a business they co-operated with a friend. After the working relationship soured, the “friend” retaliated and went to the police, claiming that the couple stole more than $80,000 from the business. The pair were originally charged with felony theft in 2016, however, Attorney Richards was able to get the case dismissed at the preliminary hearing. The case was recharged a year later due to the insistence of the “victim”  and proceeded to trial. Because of Attorney Richards’ and co-counsel’s vehement representation, the prosecution conceded on day two of the trial that 2/3 of the losses reported by the victim were false, however, still refused to fully drop the felony charges against the couple. After closing arguments, the jury quickly returned verdicts of “not guilty” and both the husband and the wife were acquitted of all charges.