In the case of United States v. Armadoros, Mr. Garvin represented the defendants who were accused of cashing over 8 million dollars of business checks at check cashing stores and were further accused of depositing an additional amount of 2 million dollars in so called secret bank accounts. The United States charged the defendants with 15 counts of income tax evasion and filing false personal and corporate tax returns. Following a 4 week federal jury trial the defendants were found NOT GUILTY on all counts on June 17, 2004. The verdict was widely celebrated as an amazing victory. Prior to the verdict, the overwhelming consensus in the legal community was that the government could not possibly lose.
Statement of D. Armadoros
When the IRS agents knocked on my door at seven in the morning it was like they knew the night before I was out drinking and I went to bed at four in the morning. They said: "we are from the IRS, can we come in?" Before they gave me time to think, all four of the agents passed by me and they entered my apartment. In my confusion I talked to them. They looked like reasonable people. I wrote them letters to explain that I had paid my taxes. The agent in charge called me twenty or thirty times asking me for my records. I gave her everything she asked for. Three years later, they indicted me.
My attorney recommended two tax attorneys. I called one for a consultation. When I left his office I felt I was doomed. I called the other. When I left his office I felt even worse. I met with them again and told them I will not retain them. One of them mentioned David Garvin. The moment I met him and I explained my case I knew he was the man. I have never in my entire life met anybody more competent and dedicated and if I can say a smarter man. When we went to trial I was in shock when I heard the agents testify. They twisted every word I had said around to make me look guilty. So much for the search for the truth.
When you go to trial you can expect the government to say a lot of bad things about you. You pray that your lawyer can expose the lies and show the jury the truth. The government accused me of earning millions of dollars through my painting company. David Garvin took apart the government's case witness by witness and exhibit by exhibit. It was a thing of beauty. By the time he was done, the jury was convinced that I was entitled to a refund!
When you go through something so stressful with such immense ramifications with a person you develop a deep bond. For me, David Garvin saved my life. What more can I say?
Thank you brother,