Covid-19 Investigations Alert
Werksman Jackson & Quinn’s expert team of former state and federal prosecutors is actively monitoring criminal enforcement trends and developments during the Covid-19 crisis and stands ready to advise clients on any criminal issues they may face. The pandemic has already led federal, state, and local prosecutors and regulators to focus on the following areas, in each of which we have substantial experience: price gouging and hoarding; fraudulent drugs and equipment; healthcare fraud and kickbacks; medical licensing regulations; financial fraud in connection with government relief programs, bankruptcy, and investment schemes; and municipal stay-at home orders and small business regulation. In addition, courts nationwide are adjusting and delaying virtually all procedures in criminal cases and are grappling with motions for bail, early release, and compassionate release. We have been representing clients in all of these areas throughout the pandemic and we are available to assist clients at any time with any issues they may face.
Recent Case Results
- Complete Dismissal of Molestation Charges
Attorney Mark Werksman’s 29 year old client was falsely accused of molesting two neighborhood children and was subsequently charged with felony child molestation, with a significant prison sentence hanging over his head should he be convicted. Instead, at the preliminary hearing Werksman was able to convince the court to grant his client a complete dismissal of any charges.
- Not Guilty on All Counts for Corruption Charge
Longtime Los Angeles lobbyist and a former Los Angeles City Council aide, along with his wife, were accused of corruption in an alleged scheme to help an elected official siphon thousands of dollars in public money for their own personal use. After a very difficult trial and more than two days of deliberation, jurors found Mark’s client not guilty on all counts.
- Probation with No Jail Time for Drug Money Laundering Charge
Wilmington man accused in New York federal court of laundering drug money through the sale of laptop computers. Mark was able to get the case transferred to federal court in Los Angeles, where he convinced the United States Attorney to reduce the charges. His client was sentenced to probation with no jail time on a misdemeanor conviction.