Our firm prevailed to obtain an unusual no jail, non-felony resolution for our client who was alleged to have fenced hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of designer merchandise on behalf of a massive credit card fraud ring. The client was only required to complete a small number of hours of community service.
From The New York Times, November 18, 2011:
28 Indicted in Theft of Steakhouse Patrons’ Credit Card Data
The customers went for the dry-aged sirloin and tender cuts of filet mignon, like many at New York City’s better steakhouses. And, like many, they handed their credit cards to the waiters after their meals, expecting to tip, sign and be on their way.
But in the last year and a half, at least 50 diners at restaurants like the Capital Grille, Smith & Wollensky, JoJo and Wolfgang’s Steakhouse ended up paying for more than just a fine piece of meat. Their card information — and, in effect, their identities — had been stolen by waiters in a scheme to buy and resell cases of vintage French wine, Louis Vuitton handbags, Cartier jewelry and even a Roy Lichtenstein lithograph of Marilyn Monroe.