Conspiracy to Distribute $9,000,000 of Cocaine (300 Kilograms)
Life in federal prison
10 years in federal prison
Not Guilty Jury Verdict on All Counts. Our client is a free man and back home with his family in Puerto Rico and able to re-build his legitimate international moving company. Despite the plea agreement proposed by the Government as well as the risk losing at trial would result in a life sentence, attorney Mr. Bower fought for the innocence of his client at trial and proved that 3 different cooperating government witnesses were lying. The jury agreed and found our client not guilty.
“Thank you Tim. Now I will tell you what a friend once told me… What would I ever do without you? And he told me, I don’t know but me without you I would be just fine. I keep saying and I repeat that you are the best. Thank you for being my attorney. Thanks.
|USA v. RPM||U.S. Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, Judge Jung for the Jury Trial and Judge Scriven for the Pre-trial Matters
|Charges:||Conspiracy to Distribute Nearly 300 Kilograms of Cocaine|
|Case Result:||Acquittal on All Counts. Facing 5 years if he were to plead guilty and nearly 15 years if he were to be found guilty at trial, our client entrusted Mr. Bower to defend him in a federal jury trial. At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic when all international flights were grounded, our client a Dominican fisherman, was hired by a Colombian citizen to take him to and from the Dominican Republic and Colombia by speed boat. The U.S. Coast Guard testified that they spotted several target boats in the ocean that day and at trial presented video footage of a boat whose crew members tossed cocaine bales overboard. Mr. Bower brought out on cross-examination that the Coast Guard had in fact lost sight of that boat and that the DEA had completely lost track of the $9,000,000 worth of cocaine. Our client always maintained his innocence and thankfully was brave enough to go to trial to prove it! The Judge acquitted him and surely the jury would have agreed that he was not guilty! However, the government’s chain of custody was so sloppy that the Court granted Mr. Bower’s motion for judgment of acquittal after the Government rested its case in front of the jury. Either way … same result: client is not guilty and home and free!
|USA v. CV||U.S. Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, Judge Moody
|Charges:||Conspiracy to Distribute $40,000,000 of Cocaine|
|Case Result:||Not Guilty Jury Verdict on All Counts.Our client is a free man and back home with his family. Our client was hired to work on a lobster boat. Nearly 150 miles offshore the coast of Honduras, a speed boat loaded with $40,000,000 worth of cocaine and armed gunmen appeared and threatened that if the drugs were not taken on board our client and his family back home would be killed. At trial, the armed gunmen tried to testify that our client knew all along that it was a drug trip, not a lobster trip, but no one believed him after Mr. Bower’s cross-examination revealed that he was a thug and a liar. After a two-week trial, the jury deliberated for two hours and agreed with Attorney Mr. Bower that our client was not guilty.|
|USA v. TS||U.S. Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, Judge Fawcett & Magistrate Judge Kelly|
|Charges:||Conspiracy to Possess $850,000 in Counterfeit Money and Conspiracy to Distribute 50 Kilograms of Cocaine|
|Case Result:||Not Guilty Jury Verdict.Not Guilty Verdict as to Conspiracy to Distribute 50 Kilograms of Cocaine and Not Guilty Verdict as to Conspiracy to Possess $850,000 in Counterfeit Money, guilty as to simple possession of marijuana. Client had faced a 10-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence and a 16.5 year guideline federal prison sentence, instead Client was sentenced to credit for time served in the county jail.|
|USA v. JB||U.S. Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, Judge Bucklew
|Charges:||Conspiracy to Transport Illegal Aliens for Financial Gain|
|Case Result:||Not Guilty Jury Verdict as to the most serious charge.The lessor- included conviction was overturned when the District Court Judge granted our motion for judgment of acquittal.|
NOTE: The above case results are a small sample of results obtained by attorney Tim Bower Rodriguez. Additional case results wherein our law firm obtained not guilty trial verdicts, appellate convictions and sentence reversals, sentence reductions, United States sentencing guidelines downward departures, downward variances pursuant to 18 USC 3553(a), are available upon request.