Mr. Villada was accused of transporting more than ten kilograms of cocaine in his truck. Mr. Seitles used the famous phrase from the Wendy’s commercial “where is the beef” to successfully defend his client. Mr. Seitles explained to the jury that Mr. Villada was innocently helping a friend and was otherwise employed as a furniture mover.
The jury’s verdict was split. Nevertheless, Mr. Seitles and his defense team moved for judgment of acquittal on all counts. Based on the evidence presented by Mr. Seitles, the federal district judge agreed.
The Judge entered a judgment of acquittal and Mr. Villada was released from jail.