Since 1978, we have assisted clients with civil and criminal investigations and litigation surrounding securities law, mail fraud/wire fraud, and other white-collar crimes, including raising with great success issues of the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in the face of state and federal securities subpoenas and other discovery requests.

Previously appointed by the U.S. District Court in Arizona as Criminal Justice Act (CJA) trial counsel for indigents. Cases ranged from bank robbery to firearms. Served for three decades as CJA counsel on appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, with over 150 cases ranging from narcotics to domestic terrorism and murder.

In 1988, represented “the Colonel,” CIA operative, before the Senate Select Committee which investigated the Iran-Contra matter, including Lt. Col. Oliver North. The Senate alleged that our client, at the request of the CIA, purchased the arms shipment from North, and sold it to those who controlled the world arms market – Arab terrorists.

The Colonel was granted immunity to testify; but, even at the threat of imprisonment, “indefinitely but not forever,” for contempt of Congress, refused to identify the Arab terrorist arms buyers. Said the Colonel to the Senate counsel during deposition, “I do not want to be pushed in front of a trolley in Vienna.”

Read about “The Colonel” in April 15th: The Most Pernicious Attack Upon English Liberties.