Category Archives: Victories

United States vs Fidalgis Font

In a significant victory for the defense, attorney Marc Seitles successfully represented Fidalgis Font, the CEO of Tellus Clinical Research, in a medical fraud case involving alleged “fake” clinical drug trials. Font was acquitted of all federal charges including conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering brought by the Department of Justice. Seitles argued that Font, as the clinic… Read More

Justin Magnuson Committed No Crime

After presenting evidence that Justin Magnuson was neither a drug trafficker nor a money launderer, Marc Seitles convinced the government to dismiss the federal indictment against him in exchange for a lesser charge, sentence of time-served with no fine or supervised release. Justin, a successful Dallas entrepreneur, had been accused of conspiring to traffic over 1000 kilograms of marijuana and… Read More

State of Florida v. Kitchings

Seitles & Litwin successfully overturned Mr. Kitching’s conviction and twenty-two year sentence on appeal.  This was a he-said/she-said case, where despite testifying they had consensual sex, Kitchings (the accuser’s uber driver), was found guilty of rape and sentenced to twenty-two years imprisonment.  There was no physical evidence to corroborate the accuser’s version of the story.  And the accuser had accused another man of… Read More

Jason Cummings v. United States

In a 2255 Motion to Vacate, Seitles & Litwin successfully argued to the United States Magistrate Judge that Mr. Cummings’s drug conviction should be overturned.  Mr. Cummings was found guilty of being involved in a drug conspiracy after trial.  Seitles & Litwin represented Mr. Cummings, an ex-United States Marine, in his post-conviction motion.  After having Mr. Cummings evaluated by a… Read More

United States v. Reginald Steele Nelson

Seitles & Litwin successfully vacated Mr. Nelson’s sentence on appeal.  Mr. Nelson was charged and sentenced based on the filing of fraudulent claims for government benefits.  On appeal, Seitles & Litwin argued that the district court erroneously calculated Mr. Nelson’s loss amount and therefore his sentence.  The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals agreed, vacating Mr. Nelson’s sentence and remanding for… Read More

United States v. Magaly Gonzalez

Seitles & Litwin successfully vacated Ms. Gonzalez’s sentence on appeal, so that she will soon be released from prison. Ms. Gonzalez was charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud, and sentenced in the Southern District of Florida.  Seitles & Litwin argued on appeal that Ms. Gonzalez’s sentence was improperly increased for sophisticated means and for a role enhancement, neither of which… Read More

United States v. Edriss Baptiste

Seitles & Litwin won the reversal of Mr. Baptiste’s sentence on appeal.  Mr. Baptiste was charged with fraud and sentenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. On appeal to the Eleventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals, Seitles & Litwin argued that the district court erroneously treated a state-court sentence, imposed as a withhold of… Read More

Maritza Conde Moreno v. United States

Seitles & Litwin won an ineffective assistance of counsel petition, vacating Ms. Moreno’s sentence.  Ms. Moreno was arrested and charged with credit card fraud.  After Ms. Moreno pled guilty, she was sentenced to more time of imprisonment, than she anticipated.  Seitles & Litwin represented her in a 2255, post-conviction motion, and argued that her previous counsel made a serious error… Read More

Elroy Phillips v. United States

Seitles & Litwin successfully overturned Mr. Phillips’s conviction and sentence on appeal for a drug conspiracy.  Mr. Phillips was convicted after a trial by jury in the Southern District of Florida based on the now undisputed false testimony of a corrupt West Palm Beach Police Officer. Mr. Phillips came to Marc Seitles and Ashley Litwin after he had uncovered evidence that the controlled buy the… Read More

United States v. Uri Ammar

Seitles & Litwin successfully overturned Uri Ammar’s conviction and life sentence on appeal.  After trial, Uri Ammar was sentenced to life in prison for his alleged involvement in the armed robbery of a Brinks truck at Calder Casino. Seitles & Litwin successfully argued to the the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals that Ammar’s convictions must be dismissed because the trial judge violated… Read More