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San Francisco Client Sentenced to Probation for Racketeering and Money Laundering

In San Francisco Federal District Court, our client was facing 20 years in prison for Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) 18 U.S.C § 1962(c) – (Conspiracy to Conduct Enterprise Affairs Through a Pattern of Racketeering Activity) and money laundering charges. After several years of aggressive negotiations with the United States District Attorney's Office and creative arguments at sentencing, client was sentenced to probation with no prison time. Client was originally ordered to pay over a million dollars in a forfeiture proceeding, and after follow-up negotiations with the Assistant United States Attorney, we were able to convince the United States Attorney's Office to resolve our client's forfeiture matter for less than $3,000.


“The death penalty is a lie, a misguided mistake born of anger and frustration. Capital punishment has become a perverse monument to inequality, to how some lives matter and others do not. It is a violent example of how we protect and value the rich and abandon and devalue the poor. The death penalty is a grim, disturbing shadow formed by the legacy of racial apartheid and bias against the poor that condemns the disfavored among us, but corrupts us all. It’s the perverse symbol elected officials use to strengthen their ‘tough on crime’ reputations and distract us from confronting the causes of violence. It is finally the enemy of grace, redemption and all of us who recognize that each person is more than their worse act.”
- Bryan Stevenson