Complete Dismissal of Cocaine Importation Conspiracy
On October 29, 2010, after two years of litigation, the United States dismissed all charges against a Colombian Army Major, who had been extradited to the United States on an Indictment charging that he had conspired with 7 other Colombians to import more than 5 kilograms of cocaine into the United States. The accused was facing a mandatory minimum 10-year sentence and a maximum of life imprisonment. He has now returned home to Colombian. Case No. 07-223. Judge Rosemary Collyer, United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Complete Dismissal of Money Laundering Case
On August 8, 2009, after a year of pretrial litigation, the United States dismissed all charges against a Nevada resident, who had been charged with 10 separate counts of illegal money laundering activities. Ms. Hernandez’ client was completely vindicated and all property returned to her. Case No. 07-Cr-211. Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Hung Jury in Complex Cocaine Importation Case
Mistrial. After 7-week trial, the jury refused to convict Ms. Hernandez’ client, a Colombian national extradited to the United States on charges that he conspired to import multi-kilogram quantities of coaine. The accused is now home with his family. (Co-defendant represented by other counsel was convicted and is now serving 25-year sentence). Case No. 02-Cr-0392. Judge Richard J. Leon, United States District Court for the District of Columbia.