Mon, 22 August 2016
NACDL Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez recently had the opportunity to speak with NACDL member and attorney Cristina C. Arguedas and her colleagues Ted W. Cassman and Raphael M. Goldman, all from the law firm of Arguedas, Cassman & Headley, LLP in Berkeley, California. Ms. Arguedas was lead defense counsel in one of the year’s most significant federal criminal cases – United States v. FedEx Corp. Messrs. Cassman and Goldman were co-lead counsel in the case, in which Allen Ruby of Skadden Arps in Palo Alto also served as co-counsel. Only shortly after the beginning of the trial, the criminal case against FedEx –- which included charges of criminal distribution of controlled substances, conspiracy and money laundering -- was dismissed with the court “conclud[ing] that the defendants are factually innocent.” In this podcast, you’ll hear from lead counsel representing FedEx about the charges, the defenses, and what should make this a cautionary tale for overreaching prosecutors and an inspirational one for those wrongly accused of criminal wrongdoing. Learn more about NACDL. Ivan J. Dominguez, host; Katherine Holden, production assistant. Music West Bank (Lezet) / CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 and Walkabout (Digital Primitives) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0. Running time: 32m10s.