Law Office of James Budreau — Criminal Law. Federal Trials and Appeals. Complex Civil Litigation.

Criminal & Appellate Cases

The following are examples of criminal and appellate cases that Mr. Budreau has defended in federal court:

Federal Court Cases

  • Represent client in multi-million dollar mortgage fraud case.
  • Corporate president, who was accused of using his corporation to facilitate a criminal conspiracy, was acquitted by jury.
  • Client acquitted of life felony after jury trial
  • Multi-million dollar stock fraud scheme: represented client on appeal
  • Represent mortgage broker in $10 million dollar wire fraud scheme
  • Represented corporate officer in $50 million dollar tax fraud and money laundering case.
  • Reversed conviction based upon prosecutorial misconduct
  • Persuaded government that over one million dollars in seized assets were not connected to business owner's money laundering offenses. Assets returned.
  • Convinced federal court to find grand jury subpoena of client's computer password coercive. This led to court's decision that evidence found on computer vis-a-vis 1B1.8 proffer could not be used to increase client's sentence despite non mandatory nature of guidelines. Client's sentence cut by over half as a result.
  • Habeas Petition: represented client before appeals court which reversed trial court's dismissal of habeas petition
  • Two thousand kilo cocaine conspiracy: represented client in case that led to mistrial because jury was split on whether confidential informants falsified evidence
  • Whitey Bulger Conspiracy: represented real estate developer who was accused of laundering millions of dollars for criminal syndicate.
  • Drug conspiracy indictment dismissed after Judge was convinced that statute of limitations was violated.
  • Defendant sentenced to one year and a day in community confinement, despite guidelines calling for 98 month sentence, based upon rehabiltation argument.
  • Persuaded prosecutor that a hundred million dollar loss in company's market cap, attributable to client's fraudulent sale of overvalued asset, should not be included in relevant conduct as loss calculation.

The above are examples of the types of cases Mr. Budreau has litigated, appealed or tried in federal courts in Massachusetts, Vermont New Hampshire and Maine.

Contact James Budreau at 617 366-2200 (Ext 113) for a completely confidential consultation.

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The Law Offices of James Budreau is a Boston Criminal Defense Firm with a specialty as federal criminal lawyers, Massachusetts criminal lawyers, Boston criminal lawyers, white collar defense lawyer and a Vemont federal lawyer.

We serve the following States, Cities, Zip Codes and Counties:
Massachusetts, Boston 02116, Cambridge 02238, Brookline 02445, Chestnut Hill 02467, Newton 02458, Dedham 02026, Wobum 01801, Salem 01970, Somerville 02143, Suffolk County, Middlesex County, Essex County, Norfolk County, Vermont, Burlington 05401

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  • ZEALOUS REPRESENTATION
    Represented company president and owner accused in federal court of using a corporation to facilitate a criminal scheme and launder illegal proceeds. Client was acquitted of all charges.
  • MORTGAGE AND BANK FRAUD
    Regularly represent clients charged with mortgage and business related fraud. Employ computer, accounting and other forensic specialists to gain tactical advantages for clients at all stages.
  • COMPLEX CONSPIRACY TRIALS
    Regularly represent clients charged with multiple counts of fraud, money laundering, narcotics volations and other major felonies. Spend thousands of hours investigating, preparing and trying complex criminal cases every year.
  • WINNING STRATEGIES
    Our goal is to bring innovative strategies and cutting edge forensics to each case with the aim of successfully defending your case.