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Attorney wants Frisco police to release note found at home of couple

September 12th, 2014 · No Comments

The attorney for a Frisco woman found dead, along with her husband, in their home last week said the contents of a note discovered at the scene should be released to the public. David Finn also called on the Texas Rangers to provide an independent report on the investigation into the deaths of Sumeet and Pallavi Dhawan. The Rangers have been asked to assist with the investigation.

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Lawyer Demands Independent Probe in Dhawan Case

September 12th, 2014 · No Comments

The attorney for an accused Frisco mother found dead is demanding an independent investigation

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Dallas News Article: Did Legal Cloud Play a Role in Frisco Couple’s Deaths?

September 12th, 2014 · No Comments

The lawyer for the late Sumeet and Pallavi Dhawan is resisting the invitation — and perhaps the temptation — to blame the Frisco Police Department, at least in part, for the couple’s death.

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The 2014 List of Dallas’ Best Criminal Defense Lawyers – as voted by their peers.

June 16th, 2014 · No Comments

The 2014 List of Dallas’ Best Criminal Defense Lawyers – as voted by their peers After weeks of peer nominations followed by weeks of voting, here is the 2014 list of Dallas’ Best Criminal Defense Lawyers as chosen by their peers. Each list is in alphabetical order. If my son/daughter were charged with a FELONY […]

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Judge orders Frisco police to return some items to family of dead boy

June 16th, 2014 · No Comments

McKINNEY — A Collin County district court judge ordered Frisco police to return personal belongings of no evidentiary value to the family of Pallavi and Sumeet Dhawan on Wednesday. But Judge Scott Becker’s order comes with some conditions. The items must be returned by Friday at 5 p.m. The judge stated, however, if the police […]

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Collin County medical examiner rules death of Frisco boy undetermined

June 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment

FRISCO — The mother of a 10-year-old boy found dead in a bathtub inside the family’s Frisco home was released on bond, police revealed Friday morning. Frisco police said 38-year-old Pallavi Dhawan surrendered her passport and visa under terms of the $50,000 bond. Mrs. Dhawan was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Arnav […]

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Husband Maintains Wife’s Innocence in Son’s Death

June 16th, 2014 · No Comments

The husband of a Texas woman accused of murdering their 10-year-old son has publicly declared her innocence, saying religious customs are the reason she acted the way she did. Sumeet Dhawan said his wife, Pallavi Dhawan, a former NASA computer programmer, put Arnav Dhawan’s body on ice so he could deliver last rites upon his […]

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Me on TV Show “I (Almost) Got Away with It.”

June 16th, 2014 · No Comments

I’m featured in this episode a few times, since when I was a Federal Prosecutor I sent him to jail. Dennis Hope was quite the escape artist.

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Judge Orders Release of Dhawan Family Vehicle

June 16th, 2014 · No Comments

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D Magazine’s “Best of Dallas 2013” Issue – Best Lawyers in Dallas.

May 22nd, 2013 · 3 Comments

I am proud to be listed in D Magazine’s Best of Dallas issue again. It’s always nice to be recognized by your peers and the community.

http://directory.dmagazine.com/lawyers/search?awards_mv=Best+Lawyers+in+Dallas+2013&p=7

Methodology per D Magazine:

HOW WE DID IT: to compile our list of the best 391 lawyers in Dallas, we asked lawyers with a valid Texas bar number to designate their primary area of practice. We then asked them to nominate two lawyers outside their firm and one within their firm in their area of practice, keeping the following question in mind: which Dallas lawyers, of those whose work you have witnessed firsthand, would you rank among the current best? Answers may include co-counsel, lawyers you have observed in court, and opposing counsel. After the votes were tallied, a panel of eminent lawyers met with our editors to evaluate the Best Lawyers in Dallas 2013 list. Self-nominations were not counted.

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Dallas DA’s office issues more subpoenas in investigation of sitting judge

February 8th, 2012 · No Comments

The Dallas County district attorney’s office has subpoenaed two more courthouse employees — including a second judge — in its official-oppression investigation into Criminal Court Judge Julia Hayes. Prosecutors began a grand jury investigation of Hayes and subpoenaed her after she held a prosecutor in contempt for not following a court order last week. The […]

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Former head of Dallas’ Solar Soccer club indicted on charges he stole $800,000.

June 9th, 2011 · No Comments

The former chairman and president of one of Dallas’ biggest youth soccer clubs was indicted Wednesday on charges that he stole more than $800,000 from the Solar Soccer Club.

A grand jury indicted George David Ringer, 58, on two charges of theft and misappropriation of funds. In a bankruptcy filing last year, Ringer admitted owing Solar $900,000 — a debt he wanted a federal judge to cancel.

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David Finn Interviewed Regarding Felony Deportations

November 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment

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David Finn – Stanford CFO Plea Interview

August 18th, 2009 · No Comments

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Stanford Update-Bloomberg

April 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment

By Laurel Brubaker Calkins April 9 (Bloomberg) — Stanford Group Co. Chief Financial Officer James M. Davis, accused by federal regulators of helping his boss, R. Allen Stanford, run a multibillion dollar Ponzi scheme, will enter plea negotiations with prosecutors. Davis was sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission along with Stanford. Davis will […]

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Attorney-Client Privilege Reform Needed

April 7th, 2009 · No Comments

COALITION TO PRESERVE THE ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE American Chemistry Council American Civil Liberties Union Association of Corporate Counsel Business Civil Liberties, Inc. Business Roundtable The Financial Services Roundtable Frontiers of Freedom Lawyers for Civil Justice National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers National Association of Manufacturers Retail Industry Leaders Association U.S. Chamber of Commerce COMPREHENSIVE REFORM STILL […]

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Stanford Update

April 7th, 2009 · No Comments

Stanford’s Davis Said to Be Aiding Search for Assets in Europe Share | Email | Print | A A A   By Laurel Brubaker Calkins April 4 (Bloomberg) — Stanford Group Co.’s finance chief, James M. Davis, is helping investigators track European assets that might help repay victims of the suspected $8 billion Ponzi scheme […]

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NPR-Stanford

April 7th, 2009 · No Comments

Legal Affairs-NPR Stanford Aide To Help In $8 Billion Fraud Probe “We are fully cooperating with federal investigators. It’s a massive investigation that will take some time to resolve. We are ready, willing and able to answer questions truthfully and provide whatever assistance we can.? Attorney David Finn, who represents Stanford finance chief James M. […]

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Stanford Aide To Help In $8 Billion Fraud Probe

March 30th, 2009 · No Comments

NPR.org, March 24, 2009 · The chief financial officer of the troubled companies owned by Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford has promised full cooperation with federal investigators looking into an alleged $8 billion investment fraud, the man’s attorney said Tuesday. Finance chief James M. Davis’ decision to work with investigators comes nearly two weeks after […]

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Stanford’s No. 2 Davis Cooperating in Probe

March 30th, 2009 · No Comments

The No. 2 executive at Stanford Financial Group, James M. Davis, is cooperating in federal criminal and civil fraud investigations of the business group, according to Mr. Davis’s attorney. The development could advance the inquiries, which haven’t been able to secure information from Texas financier R. Allen Stanford, say people familiar with the matter. The […]

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New Texas Cases-March 2009 via Cheatham & Flach

March 4th, 2009 · No Comments

Officers’ failure to issue Miranda warnings prior to interrogation and polygraph exam resulted in reversal of murder conviction, despite officers’ subsequent attempts to cure said screwup by issuing after-the-fact Miranda warnings and redoing the interrogation process
Martinez v. State, 272 S.W.3d 615 (Tex. Crim. App. Dec 17, 2008)

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David Finn on WFAA News Dallas

July 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

A mystery illness, an unexplained death and no follow-up investigation is all part of a case involving an inmate in the Henderson County Jail in Athens, which is located southeast of Dallas. After all that, word has arisen that the Henderson County sheriff, Ronny Brownlow, is suddenly retiring. See the video here

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