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MNR Cases: White Collar Criminal Defense


Feds drop charges. Over ten years ago, in December 2004, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida charged MNR Client Frederic Haller with conspiring to commit wire fraud with several former executives of the now defunct Hamilton Bank. Mr. Haller, who worked in Latin American lending and investment banking for Morgan Grenfell Deutsche Bank, was charged in an alleged scheme to move bad loans off of Hamilton Bank’s books. Mr. Haller’s alleged co-conspirators pled guilty and are serving lengthy prison sentences. For the last decade, Mr. Haller has persisted in arguing that he was innocent. In March 2014, Mr. Haller hired MNR. MNR conducted its own investigation, prepared for trial, made several presentations to the Government in support of Haller’s innocence, and prepared and shared with the Government drafts of several legal memoranda that would have been used in Mr. Haller’s defense. As a result of these efforts, in June 2015, MNR was able to convince the Government and the federal district court to dismiss the case in its entirety against Mr. Haller with prejudice.

Representation of a technology company in an investigation being conducted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of Justice into possible violations of the FCPA arising out of certain Mexican projects

Representation of international military contractors in a federal criminal investigation related to the alleged payment of bribes and kickbacks to foreign government officials in violation of the FCPA

Representation of a city manager in a SEC investigation into alleged 10b-5 violations of securities laws related to city bond offerings and other financial filings

Representation of the Chief Executive Officer of a publically-traded corporation on federal securities fraud charges related to tax and accounting fraud.

Representation of a title attorney charged with mortgage fraud that resulted in a not guilty verdict after trial in federal court

Internal investigation on behalf of the Board of Directors of a Fortune 500 Company in connection with allegations of “pay for play” kickback allegations and violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Representation of a hedge fund executive in an SEC enforcement action related to alleged registration and offering violations of securities laws

Representation of the Chief Executive Officer of a New York investment firm in response to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into allegations of insider trading