Federal Crimes

Structuring Money Deposits - 2015
United States Target - AS

Result: Investigation abandoned with no charges brought.

Client retained Jason Mayberry after receiving an investigatory visit from the criminal investigation division of the United States Army for suspected receipt of money kickbacks in addition to money structuring. Specifically, Client is an officer in the military who has served a number of tours of duty in the Middle East. The United States Attorney’s Office was pursuing an open investigation as to both the source of the funds sent from Europe to the United States in addition to why the funds were sent to the United States in the fashion they were. Federal Criminal Lawyer Jason Mayberry immediately contacted the United States Attorney’s Office and requested an opportunity to present evidence that the monies transferred were legitimate and that no structuring had occurred. After much gathering of documentation substantiating the legitimacy of the funds transferred, numerous conversations with the United States Attorney’s Office, and a detailed letter displaying the legitimacy of the funds, citing a lack of motive to structure the funds, and no particularized willfulness to violate a specific law (Ratzlaf v. United States, 510 U.S. 135 (1994)), the United States Attorney’s Office abandoned their investigation of Client without charges being brought.

Mortgage Fraud, Wire Fraud - 2015
United States Target - UF

Result: Investigation abandoned with no charges brought.

Client retained Tampa Federal Criminal Lawyer Jason Mayberry in April 2015 after receiving a target letter from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida targeting her for alleged commissions of mortgage fraud and wire fraud. Specifically, Client was accused over representing her income and assets on mortgage applications in order to obtain a better mortgage rate in addition a higher loan amount. After participating in an evidence ‘show and tell’ and much dialogue with the United States Attorney’s Office, the Client’s case was abandoned by the United States Attorney’s Office and no charges were brought against her.

Violation of Supervised Release - 2015
United States v. JC

Result: Not Guilty on Challenged Violation Ground, Sentence Mitigated

Federal Violation of Supervised Release lawyer Jason Mayberry was appointed Client’s case, his second violation of supervised release, this time for conviction of new Federal criminal charges. Upon review of Client’s violation of supervised release report, it was determined that the most serious violation could be challenged (Grade A violation) as the United States could not prove constructive possession of marijuana found in Client’s home after a search warrant was executed. After holding a hearing on Client’s challenge, the Court ruled that Client was not guilty on the most serious Supervised Release allegation.

Possession With The Intent To Distribute Marijuana, Conspiracy - 2014
United States v. AD

Result: Five Year Minimum Mandatory Avoided, Time Served Sentence

Client retained Tampa Federal criminal attorney Jason Mayberry for representation on allegations of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana. Recognizing the overwhelming amount of evidence against Client, Jason Mayberry spoke with the United States Attorney’s Office. Upon a successful proffer meeting with the Assistant United States Attorney and DEA case agent, Jason Mayberry was able to avoid an indictment against his client calling for a five year minimum mandatory prison term, instead agreeing to waive indictment in exchange for charges under 21 USC 841(b)(1)(C), the same charge but without a minimum mandatory requirement. Client was initially sentenced to a 24-month prison sentence but through consistent communication by Jason Mayberry to the United States Attorney’s Office, Client received a Rule 35 substantial assistance motion after further cooperation and had her sentence reduced to time served.

Possession With The Intent To Distribute Marijuana, Conspiracy - 2014
United States v. LD

Result: Five Year Minimum Mandatory Avoided, Client Served Only 21 Month Sentence

Client hired Federal criminal lawyer Jason Mayberry for representation on allegations of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana. After evaluating the evidence, Jason Mayberry recognized that the likelihood of success at trial was unrealistic. Attorney Mayberry spoke with the United States Attorney’s Office in an effort to negotiate a resolution with a lesser sentence than five years in prison. After a successful proffer meeting with the Assistant United States Attorney and DEA case agent, Jason Mayberry was able to avoid a five year minimum mandatory prison term indictment against his client, instead agreeing to waive indictment in exchange for charges under 21 USC 841(b)(1)(C), the same charge but without a minimum mandatory requirement. Client was initially sentenced to 41 months in the Federal Bureau of Prisons but through consistent communication by Jason Mayberry to the United States Attorney’s Office, Client received a Rule 35 substantial assistance motion after further cooperation in addition to the benefit of the 782 drug guideline amendment. Client’s sentence was reduced to 27 months after the Rule 35 order and will be reduced another two levels due to the 782 drug guideline amendment.