Monday, August 03, 2015

DOM wins big in the Eleventh Circuit

Today, the Eleventh Circuit handed down a major victory to David Markus's client Dr. Vanja Abreu. In a lengthy opinion, the court reversed Dr. Abreu's conviction on a conspiracy charge, holding that the district court erred in denying her motion for judgment of acquittal. Congrats, David.

Update -- David tells me his wife and law partner, Mona, did the briefs. Congrats, Mona.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Update - the decision has been removed from the 11th Circuit's website. A whole new conspiracy seems to be underway.

Ana Lourdes Abreu-Wagner said...

Update: Falso! No ha sido removido, Debiste poner tu nombre y ser responsable de tu comentario....para tu información...Si esta publicado bajo http://media.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/files/201215322.pdf

Anonymous said...

It WAS removed. It was on the website, then it was not on the website. It is back there now. The last time I remember a published case being pulled and then re-appearing, the issue went en banc. Just sayin'

Cristian H. said...

F#&$ING cagon! Por que no pones tu nombre. Si crees tanto en tu system de mierda entonces que nunca te muerda en el trasero y termines en nuestra posición!

Cristian H. said...

La felicito a toda tu familia, ojalá venga este día a nuestra familia tambien!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Team Markus and their client.

Bob Becerra said...

Great victory. Should have been Rule 29'd.

Anonymous said...

Cursing in Spanish doesn't make it any less offensive. David has established a very nice blog that provides thoughtful insight and sometimes pure entertainment to those who practice in federal court. As a Latino attorney I am both offended and embarrassed at your actions.

Anonymous said...

The convictions of the four other appellants were AFFIRMED. But since this is a defense-oriented blog, that "detail" apparently was not worthy of a mention.

Anonymous said...

Un poco de pasión no hace daño a nadie.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! An affirmation in the 11th!? Did you find sand at the beach too?

Anonymous said...

I'm assuming 1:35 is an AUSA. So, let me say what should be abundantly clear. The 11th Circuit affirming convictions and lengthy sentences for criminal defendants simply ain't news. Happens a dozen times a day.

The 11th Circuit entering a judgment of acquittal for a criminal defendant well that my friend is stop the presses type stuff.

But, as long as we're talking what don't you give us your opinion about why the government opposed a bond pending appeal for this woman. She spent 3 years in prison and never committed a crime. She may still be in prison as we speak given government bureaucracy. As they say, "You can beat the rap, but you can't beat the ride." Please tell us where she goes to get those 3 years back.