Investigative Summaries

To comply with requirements of the Privacy Act, OPR does not include names or personal identifying information in the summaries of its investigations.  Accordingly, OPR alternates its use of female and male pronouns, regardless of the actual gender of the individual involved.  In odd-numbered years, OPR’s summaries contain female pronouns, and even-numbered years, they contain male pronouns. 

Moreover, in certain cases, information and evidence learned by OPR during the course of its investigation is protected from disclosure by court order, a legal privilege, or grand jury secrecy rules.  In those cases, such information or evidence is excluded from the investigation summary. 

2018 

  1. Failure to Comply with Discovery, Failure to Inform Client, and Misrepresentations to the Court, Opposing Counsel, and OPR

  2. Failure to Inform Client, and Making Misrepresentations

  3. Immigration Judge Made Improper Remarks, Exhibited Bias, Appeared Partial, Failed to Follow Proper Procedures, and Displayed an Inappropriate Demeanor

  4. Failing to Comply with Discovery, Making Misrepresentations, and Failing to Comply with Department Policies, Rules, and Regulations

  5. Abuse of the Grand Jury and Indictment Process, and Making Prejudicial Statement to the Grand Jury

  6. Failure to Comply with Discovery and Department Rules and Regulations

  7. Failure to Comply with Discovery, Failure to Keep Client Informed, Failure to Competently Represent Client, and Failure to Diligently Represent Client

  8. Failure to Competently Represent Client, and Lack of Candor to OPR

  9. Improper Rebuttal Argument

  10. Failure to Comply with Discovery, and Interference with Defendant’s Rights

  11. Failure to Obey Court Orders, Misrepresentation to Court and to OPR, Failure to Inform Client

2017

  1. Improper Closing or Rebuttal Argument
     
  2. Failure to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence; Candor to the Court
     
  3. Failure to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence; Failure to Disclose Impeachment Evidence; Failure to Comply with Discovery Rules; Lack of Candor to the Court; Misrepresentations to the Court; ailure to Comply with United States Attorneys’ Manual Provisions; Failure to Correct False Testimony.
     
  4. Improper Cross-Examination; Improper Closing Argument  
     
  5. Unauthorized Sentencing Recommendation; Failure to Keep Client Informed; Violation of Duty of Loyalty
     
  6. Unauthorized Sentencing Reduction Offer; Failure to Inform Defense of Impeachment Information; Failure to Correct Misleading Testimony
     
  7. Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership
     
  8. Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership
     
  9. Failure to Comply With Discovery;  Failure to Keep the Client Informed
     
  10. Failure to Comply with Discovery Obligations – Brady/Giglio Violation; Misrepresentation/Misleading the Court
     
  11. Abuse of Grand Jury Process; Misrepresentation/Misleading the Court; Failure to Keep Client Informed; Lack of Candor to OPR; Failure to Comply with Court Order Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership;
     
  12. Unauthorized Practice of Law; Failure to Keep Client Informed
     

2016

  1. Misleading the Court; Failure to Comply with Discovery; Brady/Jencks Violation; Failure to Comply with Court Order; Failure to Comply with DOJ Policy, Rules, Regulations; Failure to Keep Client Informed
     
  2. Improper Bolstering of Government Witness; Improper Opening Statement; Improper Closing Argument
     
  3. Discovery - Rule 16; Discovery - Impeachment/Jencks; Misrepresentation/Misleading the Court; Misrepresentation to Opposing Counsel; Failure to Comply with DOJ Rules and Regulations; Unprofessional or Unethical Behavior
     
  4. Improper Closing or Rebuttal Argument
     
  5. Discovery - Rule 16; Failure to Comply with Court Order or Federal Rule; Failure to Comply with U.S. Attorneys' Manual Provision
     
  6. Failure to Comply with DOJ Rules and Regulations; Misrepresentation/Misleading the Court
     
  7. Failure to Comply with DOJ Rules and Regulations
     
  8. Failure to Disclose Exculpatory Information; Violation of Defendant's Constitutional Right to a Speedy Trial; Failure to Comply with Department Policy
     
  9. Unauthorized Disclosure
     
  10. Discovery - Failure to Disclose Impeachment/Jencks Act Material
     
  11. Failure to Comply with Plea Agreement Policies; Failure to Comply with Sentencing Recommendation Policy; Dishonest and Deceitful Conduct Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership;
     
  12. Lack of Candor to OPR
     

2015

  1. Failure to Comply with Federal Law; Misrepresentation; Failure to Competently and Diligently Represent the Interests of the Client; Unprofessional Behavior
     
  2. Conflict of Interest, Including Appearance of Conflict of Interest; Failure to Keep Client Informed; Abuse of Authority or Misuse of Official Position; Failure to Comply with Discovery; Conduct Unbecoming a Federal Agent
     
  3. Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership; Failure to Accurately Certify Bar Membership Status; Failure to Keep the Client Informed; Misrepresentation to OPR and the State Bar
     
  4. Failure to Comply with DOJ Press Guidelines
     
  5. Failure to Disclose Exculpatory Information; Failure to Comply with Department Policy
     
  6. Discovery - Failure to Disclose Impeachment/Jencks Act Material; Failure to Keep the Client Informed; Failure to Comply with DOJ Rules and Regulations
     
  7. Failure to Comply With DOJ Policy
     
  8. Misrepresentation/Misleading the Court and Defense Counsel

 

2014

  1. Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership; Unauthorized Practice ofLaw; Failure to Accurately Certify Bar Membership Status; Failure to Keep the Client Informed; Failure to Comply with DOJ Rules and Regulations; Misrepresentations to the Court
     
  2. Violations of the Jencks Act and Fed. R. Crim. P. 16
     
  3. Failure to Honor Use Immunity Agreement; Misrepresentations to the Court
     
  4. Unauthorized Disclosure of Sensitive Criminal Investigative Information; Lack of Candor to an Investigating Agency
     
  5. Failure to Maintain Active Membership in a State Bar; Failure to Accurately Certify Bar Membership Status; Unauthorized Practice of Law
     
  6. Failure to Maintain Active Membership in a State Bar; Lack of Candor to OPR; Unauthorized Practice of Law
     
  7. Misrepresentation/Misleading the Court; Discovery—Civil
     
  8. Misrepresentation/Misleading the Court; Failure to Comply with Plea Agreement Policies
     
  9. Extrajudicial Comments
     
  10. Failure to Communicate with the Client; Failure to Keep the Client Reasonably Informed

 

2013

  1. Failure to Comply with DOJ Rules and Regulations; Abuse of Grand Jury or Indictment Process; Failure to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence; Failure to Disclose Impeachment Evidence; Failure to Disclose Witness Statement Evidence, Failure to Keep the Client Reasonably Informed; Candor to the Court; Failure to Competently and Diligently Represent the Interests of the Client
     
  2. Improper Closing Argument
     
  3. Failure to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence
     
  4. Failure to Maintain Active Membership in a State Bar; Failure to Accurately Certify Bar Membership Status; Unauthorized Practice of Law; Misrepresentation
     
  5. Failure to Object to Courtroom Closure in Violation of Federal Regulation; Misrepresentation to the Client
     
  6. Failure to Comply with Plea Agreement Policies; Failure to Comply with Policies Regarding Immunity or Non-Prosecution Agreement
     
  7. Failure to Keep the Client Reasonably Informed; Failure to Abide by the Client’s Decisions
     
  8. Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership; Lack of Candor to OPR
     
  9. Lack of Candor; Misrepresentation/Misleading the Court; Violation of DOJ Policy
     
  10. Failure to Maintain Active Bar Membership
     
  11. Failure to Comply with Plea Agreement Policies; Failure to Keep Client Informed; Candor to the Court; Misrepresentation
     
  12. Failure to Diligently Represent the Interests of the Client; Failure to Competently Represent the Interests of the Client
     
  13. Failure to Maintain Active Membership in a State Bar; Unauthorized Practice of Law
     
  14. Failure to Disclose Impeachment and Jencks Act materials; Violation of Obligation to Supervise Attorneys
     
  15. Failure to Maintain Active Membership in a State Bar

 

Updated June 28, 2019

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