Case Results for Brewer, Pritchard & Buckley, P.C.
Texas white collar criminal defense lawyers with a record of success
Results matter. It’s how most businesses and professionals measure their success. That’s why we take great pride in our case results at Brewer, Pritchard & Buckley, P.C. Each case often represents many days, weeks or sometimes even months of hard work. All that time and effort is worth it when we can help our clients achieve their goals.
The key to our success involves our meticulous approach to each case. We never take anything for granted. We carefully analyze each legal case on its own merits. We then create a strategy that suits the specific circumstances for that case.
We work this way because we know there are no shortcuts to success. Your attorney needs to do the research. They need to know the law. They need to be prepared for the unexpected. These insights come from having more than 90 years of combined legal experienced among our attorneys. We take the time to do the job right.
Whether you’re an individual or a multi-national corporation, our lawyers can work with you to resolve your complex legal case. From accusations of healthcare fraud to corporate finance law, Brewer, Pritchard & Buckley, P.C. has a proven track record for resolving tough legal issues while maintaining the highest ethical standards. You can count on us when it matters most.
Case results for Brewer, Pritchard & Buckley, P.C.
Some of the more prominent legal cases our attorneys have successfully resolved include:
Selected Federal Court Results:
Health Care Fraud & Anti-Kickback Violations; Conspiracy
Won “not guilty” acquittal on all counts following a two-month jury trial. Federal indictment alleged massive $100 million fraud against TRICARE military health care system involving the fraudulent prescribing, filling, and billing of compounded pharmaceuticals. Prosecutors failed to prove allegations against client. Case No. 3:16-cr-60(7) (Northern District of Texas, 2019).
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA); Conspiracy
Successfully avoided federal criminal charges in federal investigation of former CITGO / PDVSA legal counsel for alleged violations of the FCPA. (Southern District of Texas, 2018 - 2020).
Health Care Fraud; Conspiracy
Successfully achieved dismissal of federal indictment for a physician accused of participating in health care fraud conspiracy by fraudulently certifying patients for unnecessary home health services. Case No. 4:14-cr-194(4) (Southern District of Texas, 2014 - 2017).
Federal Income Tax Fraud & Tax Evasion
Won dismissal of federal indictment by proving Speedy Trial Act violation, where U.S. government extradited client (a former tax attorney) from Panama to face pending U.S. federal tax charges that had been filed nine years earlier. The U.S. government knew client had been living in Ecuador during that time and made no previous effort to extradite him. Case No. 4:06-cr-130(2) (Southern District of Texas, 2015).
International Narcotics Smuggling; Conspiracy
(As co-counsel to Ingrid Hidalgo) won “not guilty” acquittal on all charges following lengthy drug trafficking trial in Santo Domingo, D.R. Client, a U.S. businessman, was arrested by U.S. DEA in Santo Domingo and charged with smuggling 985 kilograms of cocaine and 4 kilograms of heroin on his boat. Served as client’s U.S. diplomatic liaison and trial co-counsel. Case No. 249-02-2017 (Primer Tribunal, Del Distrito Nacional, Rebublica Dominicana Poder Judicial 2016 - 2017).
Trafficking & Harboring Aliens; Conspiracy
Successfully achieved dismissal of federal Indictment for night club owner accused of trafficking in, and harboring, illegal aliens in his night club. Case No. 4:16-cr-383 (Southern District of Texas, 2016).
Federal Money Laundering and Gambling Violations; Conspiracy
Successfully achieved dismissal of federal indictment via deferred prosecution agreement (DPA). Case No. 4:09-cr-210 (Southern District of Texas, 2009).
Global “Panama Papers” Scandal – Federal Income Tax Evasion
Successfully avoided U.S. federal criminal charges for U.S. businessman targeted by investigators during the notorious “Panama Papers” scandal. Client did not report offshore accounts to the IRS. Government was unable to show client willfully filed a false tax return. (Southern District of New York, 2017).
Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substance; Conspiracy
Successfully achieved dismissal of federal indictment for client arrested while driving vehicle containing kilogram-quantity of methamphetamine after weeks of surveillance showed multi-kilogram drug operation conducted from her home. Evidence did not show client’s full knowledge of, or involvement in, drug activities of her common-law husband and others. Case No. 1:16-cr-12(4) (Eastern District of Texas, 2017).
Theft of Trade Secrets
Successfully avoided federal criminal charges in federal investigation of Ukrainian mathematician accused of stealing stock trading algorithms. Prosecutors were unable to establish proof of intentional theft of trade secrets. (Southern District of Texas, 2009).
Selected State Court Results:
Drug Possession and the Legendary “Borrowed Pants Defense”
Won “not guilty” acquittal at trial of Columbian national accused of possessing bags of cocaine found by police in the pockets of her shorts. Defense created reasonable doubt that client knew there were drugs in the pockets of her shorts — as she’d borrowed the shorts from another woman and not checked the pockets before wearing them. This verdict is the first and only known success of the long-running “Borrowed Pants Defense” urban legend. Case No. 1390098 (Harris County, Texas, 2014).
Won “not guilty” acquittal in murder trial based on self-defense. Case No. 1250774 (Harris County, Texas, 2011).
(As co-counsel to Dick DeGuerin) won dismissal of “cold case” murder due to prosecutor’s “Speedy Trial” violation. Client had been living in Connecticut for nearly twenty years under his own identity, and police had not actively searched for him during most of that time. Case No. 0489470 (Harris County, Texas, 2010)
(As co-counsel to Dick DeGuerin) achieved dismissal of “cold case” murder with DNA evidence implicating client following “hung jury,” where jury deadlocked on the issue of whether an alternate perpetrator could have committed the murder after client left his DNA at the scene when client admittedly assaulted the victim prior to the murder. Case No. 1293827 (Harris County, Texas, 2014).
Achieved full dismissal of all charges after demonstrating the allegations were a “setup” coordinated by the alleged victim and a second witness, for the purpose of spitefully causing client’s wrongful arrest and imprisonment. Client was accused of beating victim, dragging him by his head and neck, and choking him unconscious. Case No. 1511775 (Harris County, Texas, 2016 - 2017).
Assault (Family Member)
Won “not guilty” acquittal at trial based on self-defense. Case No. 1786891 (Harris County, Texas, 2012).
Assault (Family Member)
Won “not guilty” acquittal at trial by demonstrating allegations were false and were being made for the purpose of obtaining permission to divorce following an arranged marriage. Case No. 1969421 (Harris County, Texas, 2015).
Aggravated Sexual Assault
Achieved full dismissal of all charges based on inconsistencies in accuser’s story. Case No. 1275650 (Harris County, Texas, 2011).
Rape, Object Rape, Forcible Sodomy, Aggravated Assault
Achieved full dismissal of all charges after exposing inconsistencies in accuser’s story during pretrial hearing. Case No. 181500890 (Fifth District Court – St. George, Utah, 2018).
Theft of Wildlife Resource (Alligator)
Achieved full dismissal of theft charges where client hunted trophy-sized 900-pound alligator, a local tourist attraction living in the Armand Bayou reserve. Evidence showed that client hunted the gator from an area he believed to be private land, with permission given by someone with apparent authority to give that permission, and that the gator was in a “navigable waterway” technically outside the protection of the Armand Bayou preserve. Case No. 1615728 (Harris County, Texas 2009).
Selected Public Interest Cases:
Jailed Rape Victim Lawsuit
Sued Harris County, Texas and other parties for civil damages in Federal Court on behalf of mentally ill rape victim jailed by prosecutors for 28 days to ensure her testimony against her rapist. Case made national headlines, changed the outcome of the district attorney election, and resulted in the Texas Legislature passing “Jenny’s Law” to prevent prosecutors from jailing crime victims without the appointment of an attorney. Case No. 4:16-cv-2133 (Southern District of Texas, 2016 - ___)
Actual Innocence Exoneration
Won rare “actual innocence” exoneration by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, freeing wrongfully convicted man serving a 40-year sentence for aggravated sexual assault of a child. Case No. AP-74,955 (Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 2004).
Additional Case Results
Represented Trecora Resources, Inc. (NYSE: TREC) in its $75 million acquisition of all the outstanding capital stock of SSI Chusei, Inc., a Houston chemical company. The firm conducted due diligence; structured the acquisition; negotiated and documented the stock purchase agreement and allied documents; and assured regulatory compliance. The transaction closed in less than 60 days.
Represented All American Oil and Gas, Inc., a private oil and gas firm in an $85 million private equity financing from a Houston-based fund. The firm also represented AAOG regarding several subsequent tranches of secured debt financing.
Scott Bader, Inc. v. Sandstone Products, Inc., 248 S.W.3d 802 (Tex.App.-Houston [1 Dist.] 2008) (appeal following 2-month jury trial and multi-million verdict for client).
U.S. v. Ramos, 537 F.3d 439 (5th Cir. 2008); certiorari denied, 129 S.Ct. 1615 (represented Congressmen Ted Poe, Walter B. Jones, Virgil H. Goode, Jr., Gun Owners Foundation, U.S. Border Control Foundation, U.S. Border Control, and Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund—Amici Curiae, in Second Amendment case involving border agents prosecuted under 18 U.S.C. §924(c)(1).
In re Enron Corp. Securities, Derivative & "Erisa" Litigation; 2006 WL 3316876 (represented single largest unsecured creditor of Enron in accounting fraud litigation).
American Heritage, Inc. v. Nevada Gold & Casino, Inc.; 259 S.W.3d 816 (Tex.App.–Houston [1 Dist.] 2008) (breach of contract between casino facilitator and developer).
U.S. ex rel. Bowman v. Computer Learning Centers, 73 Fed.Appx. 735 (5th Cir. 2003) (represented qui tam relator in Title IV “whistle-blower” litigation).