Recent Cases and Legal Analysis

Our firm helps client get his life sentence reduced to “time served”

December 17, 2020
A federal judge in New Orleans granted our firm’s motion for compassionate release, filed behalf of our 82-year-old client at the federal prison in Jesup, Georgia. Our client had been sentenced to life in 1988 for smuggling 450 kilograms of cocaine into the U.S., though he was never accused of engaging in any violence or […]

Will the MORE Act Help People Already Convicted of Marijuana Crimes?

December 17, 2020
Yes. Under the MORE Act, marijuana legalization would be retroactive for many individuals by allowing people with prior federal marijuana convictions to get their criminal records expunged and allowing certain inmates serving prison time for federal marijuana offenses to get their sentences reduced or vacated. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, known as the …

Arrests Made in International Trade Fraud Case in Houston, Texas

December 17, 2020
Eight people were charged with international trade fraud by prosecutors in Houston, Texas. The federal indictment alleges a decade-long international trade fraud scheme in which two of the defendants, through their Texas-based tire company, imported rubber tires from Chinese manufacturers while submitting false information to the government in order to avoid paying customs duties. T…

PPP Loan Fraud Investigations on the Rise

December 14, 2020
Attorney Page Pate was recently quoted in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s article “Small businesses frequent targets of pandemic loan scams” about PPP loan fraud. Pate, Johnson and Church has represented both whistleblowers of PPP loan fraud and a number of people and small businesses who have been caught up in federal and state PPP loan fraud investigations.  […

Page Pate Comments on New DA in Brunswick GA

December 14, 2020
Attorney Page Pate was interviewed by CNN about the recent election for the District Attorney position in the Brunswick Judicial Circuit in Southeastern Georgia. Page is a criminal defense attorney who is local to the area, and he is familiar with the campaigns of the incumbent District Attorney, Jackie Johnson, and her opponent, Keith Huggins.  […]




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