Brent Mayr and Richard Esper obtained the lone acquittals for their individual clients in the high-profile Zeta Drug Cartel Money Laundering Case involving the American Quarter Horse Racing industry. Both clients were charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering and alleged to have worked with Zeta drug cartel associates in purchasing and training quarter horses to race throughout the country. Five defendants – including the clients represented by Brent Mayr and Richard Esper – proceeded to trial in the Western District of Texas, Austin Division. Brent Mayr convinced the jury to hand down the lone acquittal in the trial for his client. Although Richard Esper’s client was convicted and sentenced to 8 years in federal prison, Richard Esper continued his fight on appeal and successfully convinced the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse the conviction and order that his client be acquitted due to legally insufficient evidence.
- Massive Houston Area Online Sex Crime Bust Results in 60 Arrests
- Richard Esper Named Most Outstanding Federal CJA Panel Attorney for 2017
- Local Authorities Form Working Group to Fight Hurricane Harvey-Related Illegal Activity
- Brent Mayr and Paul Schiffer Named to 2017 Super Lawyers List in Criminal Defense
- Brent Mayr Speaks at Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Seminar on Cross Examination of Cooperating Witnesses