Attorney Dr. Nick Oberheiden recently convinced a Colorado jury that his client was “Not Guilty” of breaching various fiduciary duties under ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.
Even though ERISA contains various civil remedies and sanctions, the U.S. Justice Department and the Colorado U.S. Attorney’s Office brought several criminal felony charges against a former affiliate of a Florida and Colorado company. The matter was investigated by the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In essence, federal prosecutors accused Mr. Oberheiden’s client to have violated reporting duties in connection with the pension plans and employee benefit plans of former employees. Each alleged violation would have resulted in a felony conviction.
“If you are accused of a federal crime, you should be prepared to make an important decision. Am I going to plead guilty (and accept a felony status and give up my license)— or do I ask a group of peers to decide my case? In federal criminal cases, the U.S. Constitution provides defendants the right to a jury trial. Don’t give up that right too quickly,” says Dr. Nick Oberheiden.
Oberheiden P.C. represents clients across the United States against FBI/IRS/DEA/OIG government investigations involving accusations of healthcare fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, computer offenses, money laundering, securities fraud, bank fraud, mortgage fraud, tax fraud, ERISA violations, public corruption, bribery, and other non-violent federal offenses.
Contact: If you are accused of a crime and must make the difficult decision of whether or not to plead guilty, please reach out to the experienced attorneys at Oberheiden P.C. to discuss your options. Oberheiden P.C. is a litigation law firm with former federal prosecutors and experienced litigators who have formed one team to represent clients across the United States in government investigations and at trial. Call Dr. Nick Oberheiden directly at 214.469.9009. Consultations are free and confidential.
Disclaimer: The case described in this press release is a recent example and it does not guarantee similar results in future cases. This information may constitute attorney advertisement in some jurisdictions. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes in future cases.