Brothers Dalibor and Berry Kabov will spend 10 years in federal prison for fraud. A federal jury found the men guilty of drug trafficking charges, money laundering and filing false tax returns in 2017. The court delayed sentencing to address allegations that one brother’s defense attorney failed to introduce “newly discovered evidence.”
According to federal prosecutors, the brothers operated a phony compounding pharmacy in West Los Angeles. In reality, they contend the business was a front for distributing bulk prescription opiates. The men allegedly made more than $3 million from sales of OxyContin, Percocet, Dilaudid, Norco and anabolic steroids. Prosecutors reported that the phony West LA pharmacy bought about three times as much OxyContin as the next largest purchaser.
The men also underreported their income by about 50% in both 2011 and 2012. Additionally, in those tax years, the pair claimed business losses. At the same time, the men spent lavishly on luxury goods and travel.
The brothers could have faced more than 300 years in prison. In addition to the 10-year sentences, the men must also pay fines of $175,000 each to the IRS.
West Los Angeles fraud attorney
When you face charges for fraudulent behavior, hire an experienced fraud attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in federal criminal defense. He takes federal cases in any circuit in the United States. He also takes state cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
Federal prosecutors often pair fraud charges with other federal offenses, including mail, wire and tax crimes. This enables prosecutors to seek longer sentences and larger fines.
Your first defense move should be to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you in court. Federal prosecutors want to overwhelm defendants, making them believe they have no chance to win their cases. An experienced federal criminal defense attorney can help you navigate the judicial process and make solid decisions about your case.
Mr. Helfend handles every case personally, so you’ll always work directly with him on your case. He will not hand your matter off to less experienced attorneys. When you face federal charges, you need an aggressive attorney on your side.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County fraud case.
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