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What Happens in a Federal Criminal Case?

May 27, 2022
Page Pate explains what happens in a federal criminal case Attorney Page Pate explains what happens when someone has been arrested and charged in a federal criminal case. Page walks through the usual steps, discussing the timing and procedures, and helps explain what to expect when facing a federal criminal indictment. If you or someone […]

How to Apply for the New Pretrial Diversion Program in Federal Court

April 15, 2022
Accountability courts and pretrial diversion allow some people that have been charged with a federal criminal avoid prison and a criminal record. Federal district courts across the country are now experimenting with these projects, including the Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta. On April 11, the federal court in Atlanta announced the formation of a […]

Law Enforcement Now Using Wiretaps for Facebook, Instagram

August 10, 2021
Investigators in at least one state have sought and received court authorization to wiretap communication apps and social media sites rather than traditional landlines or cell phones. Popular social media websites such as Facebook and Instagram (which is now owned by Facebook) have continually been updated over the years to add new ways people can […]

Reduced Sentence in PPP Fraud Case

July 27, 2021
Our firm represents a number of people and small businesses who have been charged in federal PPP Loan Fraud cases. In this case, Attorney Page Pate represented Andrew Tezna, a former NASA senior executive, who was accused of fraudulently obtaining PPP loan funds in connection with three different businesses. The Washington Post covered Mr. Tezna’s […]

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…

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