Other Case Results

Fraud: Client charged with 16 counts of mail fraud, Medicare and Medicaid Fraud, as well as a count under the federal False Claims Act. Client faced a likely sentence of 20 years' imprisonment and several millions of dollars in fines. Prior to trial, the government offered an unacceptable plea deal.

We took the case to trial. We conducted cross-examination of the government's star witness, a medical director for Medicare Part B. After cross-examination, the government let the client plead guilty to one count of mail fraud, and offered an unprecedented acceptance of responsibility credit at mid-trial. Additionally, the government settled civil case against client for only $100,000.

Fraud: Client owned an auto parts supply store and was charged with participating in a fraudulent kickback scheme where AG paid kickbacks to local officials in exchange for city business. AG was facing a sentence of 46-57 months' imprisonment. Mr. Meczyk vigorously argued for a departure under the advisory sentencing guidelines, and the federal judge agreed. Client was sentenced to only 17 months.

Domestic battery: Ralph E. Meczyk & Associates represented client who was arrested in Cicero, Illinois, for domestic battery of a child. Police alleged that the client confessed to the crime. We moved to suppress the confession based on the illegality of the arrest. The court agreed, because the arrest was warrantless and without probable cause, therefore the confession was inadmissible. The case went to trial and client was found not guilty.

Battery, NOT-GUILTY verdict: After a bench trial client was found not guilty of a battery.

Burglary: Client was arrested for attempted burglary and violating an order of protection. An eyewitness placed client at the scene attempting to enter the residence. Ralph E. Meczyk & Associates tried the case and the client was acquitted.

Federal asset forfeiture: In a highly unusual federal forfeiture case out of Ohio, for a large sum of money, Mr. Meczyk obtained a significant portion of the original sum returned.

No conviction in hazing incident: Due to the expertise of Mr. Meczyk, who presented an accused party in the Northbrook hazing incident, were able to obtain a minimal supervision sentence, which will not be considered a conviction.