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Motion to Dismiss Due to Perjured Grand Jury Testimony

We barely found out that our Motion to Dismiss due to the destruction of documents was denied when we learned that Scott, my former Fund III colleague and one of the Government's cooperating witnesses, lied under oath. Scott testified to the Grand Jury to get me charged and now, he had been charged with perjury.  He immediately pled guilty. This development seemed so ironic since Scott was the only one of the Fund III management committee that was offered an immunity deal and all he had to do was tell the truth and cooperate. I was always puzzled by the…

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Motion to Dismiss due to Destruction of all Original Business Records

It was a beautiful Saturday morning in the spring of 2005 and under normal circumstances, I would have been out with my three kids going to the park, setting up playdates, exploring and the like, but as hard as I tried nothing felt normal. I was a defendant in a criminal case that I had no idea what things were going to happen and when. At that time, my activities were a juggling act combining me working and playing with the kids as much as I felt I could afford given Court deadlines and projects that my attorney gave me. …

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Getting to Know the Government’s Case Against Me

The next series of events in my case included a meeting with the Government, 302's and Brad's (a close friend who was an investor) interview. Criminal charges were brought against me regarding my position as the Fund's administrator. There were five people on the Fund committee plus the owner of the broker-dealer that were all considered part of the Fund. We all worked together but were charged with different crimes, except Brent and I. Stan was the owner of the broker-dealer that sponsored the Fund. Stan had been investigated or charged with many crimes with various companies and personal matters over…

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The Investigation, Grand Jury and a True Bill

I hired Dan as my attorney to implore the Government to look at the facts and realize that I was not involved in a crime. Being a target of a Federal investigation began to permeate facets of my life and the investigation phase was now in play.  The Government had grabbed my attention in a way that I never could have imagined and I was more than willing to do whatever I could to show them who I was and what had happened in my role as a Fund administrator. Dan was my shield.  He protected me from myself and…

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The Prosecutor’s Call

Becoming a Target It all began with a simple call.  I was sitting at my desk on the third floor of the bank building in downtown Raleigh, NC.  I worked as a trust advisor in the bank’s trust department.  I had been there for a few years. I was good at my job and liked it. The phone rang and I answered it with my typical, professional bank greeting.  I was glad I was sitting down. Mr. Williams announced his name and identified himself as a federal prosecutor. He continued the conversation by stating that I was the target of…

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