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Notable Court Cases and OFAC Delistings

Criminal

State v. A.L., F-14-020946 -- Verdict on September 11, 2015.

Not Guilty!

State v. Mark Cantor, F-08-2089 & F-08-46125 -- Verdict on October 25, 2012.

Not Guilty!

United States v. Yamile Segurola, 09-20628-CR-Graham, December 3, 2010

Victory! After seven weeks of trial, the jury acquitted Ms. Segurola on all counts in a $29 million mortgage fraud.

United States v. Amilka Del Monte, 07-20714-CR-Altonaga, March 30, 2009

Victory! Jury acquitted Mr. Del Monte after a four-week trial of conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine in a reverse-sting home invasion prosecuted by the United States Attorney's Office.

State of Florida v. Henry Quin, F06-9829, October 30, 2008

Victory! State dismisses charges of unemployment compensation fraud.

United States v. Lisvany Hernandez, 07-20146-CR-Jordan, July 25, 2008

Victory! Client receives one week in prison despite a recommended guideline sentence of over one year in a counterfeiting case.

United States v. Aurelio Pozo, 07-20987-CR-Jordan, July 18, 2008

Victory! In a multi-codefendant mortgage fraud case, Mr. Pozo received the lightest sentence of 30 days despite being charged in a fraud of over three hundred thousand dollars.

United States v. Donald Wright, 07-20797-CR-Huck, December 12, 2007

Victory! Jury acquitted Mr. Wright of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, despite the testimony of two City of Miami Police Officers claiming to have witnessed Mr. Wright handle a handgun.

Civil

Represented party in the negotiation of the release of funds administratively frozen by the DEA.  Successful resolution of matter without trial, resulting in $680,000.00 recovery.

United States ex rel Benites Caballero, et al. v. Hencorp Becstone Capital, L.C. -- Represented whistleblowers; $3.8 million settlement of claims for alleged defruading of the Ex-Im Bank.

 

Rodriguez-Licea v. Curacao Drydock Company -- Forced Labor Case: $80,000,000 Award!  Worldwide collection efforts resulted in settlement.

Victory! On October 31, 2008, the Court entered an $80,000,000 judgment for the Plaintiffs, marking the first time a Court has held a private company doing business with Cuba responsible for its complicity in the abuses of the Cuban totalitarian regime. See Final Judgment, also published as Licea v. Curacao Drydock Company, Inc., 584 F.Supp.2d 1355. The ruling established that a drydock facility in Curacao entered into a conspiracy with Fidel Castro's Cuba to use forced Cuban laborers in Curacao and thereby evade the Cuban Embargo. An earlier ruling established personal jurisdiction over the defendant, denied the defendant's challenges to venue and reaffirmed the important role of U.S. courts in enforcing international human rights norms. See Order Denying Defendant's Motion to Dismiss, also published as Licea v. Curacao Drydock Co., 537 F.Supp.2d 1270 (S.D. Fla. 2008). Co-counsel with Grossman Roth.

Jean v. Dorelien -- Victory! Lottery assets seized; $4 million judgment; nearly $1 million collected. Haitian massacre and torture case. Co-counsel with Holland & Knight and The Center for Justice and Accountability.

Mother Doe, et al., v. Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al Maktoum, et al. -- Child Trafficking and Slavery Case:

Alleging that Arab Sheikhs employed a vast traffic in children to serve as camel jockeys for their amusement. Co-Counsel with Motley Rice.  Result was a slave trade in minor children effectively shut down.

Rail Vision, et al v. Bar-Am -- Victory! Representing the defendant, achieved dismissal with prejudice in one filing for lack of jurisdiction. do Campo & Thornton's attorneys have extensive experience defending civil actions, and a track record of earning dismissals at the earliest stages of litigation.

Jaffer Associates, et al. v. Robinson — Victory! Employee sued by former employer for violating his noncompete. On May 4, 2009, do Campo & Thornton won a motion to dismiss on the grounds that the noncompete was not enforceable.

Coller et al. v. Gomez

Victory! The Plaintiffs had sued Gomez alleging that he breached a contract to pay them $1,150,000. Do Campo & Thornton filed a motion to strike the complaint and dismiss it with prejudice due to a fraud upon the court, and the fact that the complaint did not state a claim. Do Campo & Thornton convinced the court to hold a hearing examining the fraud upon the court that plaintiff's committed before allowing the case to go forward. Rather than face this examination, the plaintiffs filed a Notice of Voluntary Dismissal on November 6, 2009. Do Campo & Thornton successfully turned the focus from the allegations against their client, to what the other side had done.

OFAC delisting

The Untied States Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") announced the removal of do Campo & Thornton, P.A. client Jesus Rodolfo Barco Mejia from its list of Specially Designated Nationals.  See notice of the OFAC action here.

The Untied States Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") anntounced the removal of do Campo & Thornton, P.A. client Jose Albeiro Barco Mejoa from its list of Specially Designated Nationals.  See notice of the OFAC action here.

The Untied States Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") anntounced the removal of do Campo & Thornton, P.A. client Jose Guillermo Barco Mejia from its list of Specially Designated Nationals.  See notice of the OFAC action here.

 The Untied States Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") anntounced the removal of do Campo & Thornton, P.A. client GRUPO EMPRESARIAL ENKOR PROFESIONAL S.A.S. (a.k.a. ENKOR PROFESIONAL) from its list of Specially Designated Nationals.  See notice of the OFAC action here.

 The Untied States Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") anntounced the removal of do Campo & Thornton, P.A. client GRUPO EMPRESARIAL GHEMA S.A.S. (a.k.a. GHEMA) from its list of Specially Designated Nationals.  See notice of the OFAC action here.

 The Untied States Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") anntounced the removal of do Campo & Thornton, P.A. client GRUPO EMPRESARIAL GHEMA S.A.S. (a.k.a. GHEMA) from its list of Specially Designated Nationals.  See notice of the OFAC action here.

 The Untied States Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") anntounced the removal of do Campo & Thornton, P.A. client ALMACEN GUIBAR from its list of Specially Designated Nationals.  See notice of the OFAC action here.

 The Untied States Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") anntounced the removal of do Campo & Thornton, P.A. client E - PROFESIONAL from its list of Specially Designated Nationals.  See notice of the OFAC action here.

 The Untied States Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") anntounced the removal of do Campo & Thornton, P.A. client VARIEDADES JOSE ALBEIRO BARCO M. from its list of Specially Designated Nationals.  See notice of the OFAC action here.

 The Untied States Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") anntounced the removal of do Campo & Thornton, P.A. client Adriana Ruiz Madrid from its list of Specially Designated Nationals.  See notice of the OFAC action here.

 The Untied States Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") anntounced the removal of do Campo & Thornton, P.A. client CARYTES ENCANTO Y BELLEZA from its list of Specially Designated Nationals.  See notice of the OFAC action here.