White Collar Crime:
Individual & Corporate Criminal Defense
Nothing is more serious than a threat to one’s own personal liberty. This is precisely what is at stake when the government accuses an individual of committing a crime.
Particularly in the federal system, where there is no “parole” and those sentenced to a prison term must serve 85 percent of their sentence. The stakes could not be higher.
Corporate liability is a grave matter. Though the government cannot put a corporation in prison, it can impose harsh fines and penalties that amount to the corporate equivalent. The stigma associated with corporate liability itself can last for years, imposing difficult restrictions on a corporation’s ability to conduct its business.
These situations require knowledgeable and experienced counsel with a history of success and an insider’s understanding of the government’s methods and motivations. This is exactly what Faruki brings to the table.
Faruki attorneys represented a real estate developer of a large mixed-use development project in Cincinnati in a high-profile criminal prosecution. The developer was charged with multiple counts of bank fraud, wire fraud, and money laundering stemming from the alleged diversion of funds from a multi-million-dollar construction loan. The developer was acquitted of all charges.
Faruki attorneys represented a former Athletic Director at a local university who was accused of using university funds for personal purposes. Faruki attorneys successfully negotiated a favorable plea agreement resulting in a reduced sentence for the client.
Faruki attorneys represented a bank official accused of embezzling over $900,000 over a 15-year period. Faruki attorneys successfully negotiated a highly-advantageous plea agreement resulting in a reduced sentence for the client.
Faruki attorneys represented the owner of a nationwide tax preparation business against charges of wire fraud, money laundering, bank fraud, and tax evasion. After successfully securing the dismissal of one count of the indictment, the client was acquitted on approximately half of the charges. A motion for acquittal on the remaining charges is currently pending.
Faruki attorneys represented a local businessman charged with tax evasion related to both payroll tax and income tax. Faruki attorneys successfully negotiated a resolution that did not involve any prison time.
Faruki attorneys represented a local scrap recycling business in connection with an IRS raid of the premises. The client was ultimately not charged.
Currency Structuring and Bank Secrecy Act Violations
Faruki attorneys represented a local businessman investigated for structuring bank deposits. The client was ultimately not charged.
Faruki attorneys represented an individual charged with structuring deposits into and out of his bank account, and successfully negotiated a plea agreement that involved no prison time.
Faruki attorneys represented the highest ranking official in the Cincinnati office of the IRS in relation to allegations that “Tea Party” organizations seeking tax-exempt status were discriminated against. The matter came before the United States House of Representatives’ Oversight and Government Reform Committee and Ways and Means Committee, as well as the Senate Finance Committee. Faruki attorneys also represented the client in her capacity as a witness in the Department of Justice’s criminal investigation.
Faruki attorneys represented an upper-management employee of a public company under investigation by the SEC and the Department of Justice for insider trading. The client was not charged.
Faruki attorneys represented a local business professional in a matter involving charges of insider trading brought by the SEC relating to the client’s work on a public company’s merger/acquisition. The matter was concluded favorably.
Faruki attorneys represented a local cattleman indicted by the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office on organized crime charges. The indictment stemmed from a large check kiting scheme which resulted in the collapse of a Western Kentucky buying station and one of the largest livestock companies in the country. Faruki attorneys successfully negotiated a resolution of the charges which resulted in the payment of restitution, but no jail time.
Faruki attorneys successfully defended the former chief of staff of the Cincinnati VA Medical Center against charges of distributing controlled substances. The client was acquitted of all charges.
Faruki attorneys represented a healthcare industry CFO in an investigation of audit procedures and reconciliation of internal accounts. The client was not charged.
Faruki attorneys represented a management-level employee of a national health care company that was investigated by the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts in a large-scale investigation into off-label marketing practices. The client was not charged.
have client excluded from the livestock industry.
Defended highest-ranking U.S.-based corporate executive of major Japanese auto parts supplier in case involving alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act and obstruction of justice with respect to the EPA’s investigation of same. Although corporate defendant forced to plead guilty to felony count and to pay multi-million dollar fine, client permitted to plead to misdemeanor offenses.
Asset Seizure and Forfeiture
Faruki attorneys represented multiple clients in litigating and negotiating the return of seized assets.