Civil Lawsuits

Securities / Broker Fraud

Securities Fraud Attorney

Nationwide SEC Violation Lawyer

Jim Parkman made a name for himself representing Richard Scrushy, who was accused and ultimately acquitted of masterminding a $2.7 billion securities fraud as the CEO of HealthSouth. That 2005 trial was the first case tried under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and it was such a blow to the government that subsequent prosecutions under its anti-fraud provisions have been few and far between.

Nonetheless, securities fraud is aggressively investigated by the Department of Justice, the FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prosecutors are more savvy and thorough in building their cases, backed by a massive infusion of government resources.

Boles Holmes White has earned a national reputation in the defense of corporate executives or stock brokers accused of defrauding investors. Jim Parkman and his partner, William White, bring over 50 years of combined experience in white collar crime defense.

Contact Us today if you have been charged with investment fraud or suspect you are a target of a federal probe. Our attorneys have defended corporate and investment brokerage executives on every type of alleged securities fraud:

  • “Pump and dump” schemes to artificially inflate stocks and sell off holdings
  • Insider trading by officers, directors or employees
  • Accounting fraud (understating liabilities or losses, overstating assets or earnings)
  • Backdating of stock options
  • Ponzi schemes

We have also defended those accused of broker fraud:

  • Misrepresentation of stocks
  • Churning (excessive trading)
  • Kickbacks for pushing a particular stock
  • Insider stock speculation

Additionally, our clients often face allegations of money laundering or Wire Fraud in perpetrating the crime or diverting ill-gotten gains.

One of the Biggest Securities Cases Ever

The Scrushy case was just one of our many high-profile cases in securities fraud and white collar crimes. Jim Parkman was lead counsel for Mr. Scrushy, alleged to have ordered HealthSouth employees to falsify corporate earnings to prop up the company’s stock price. The jury in his federal trial in Birmingham returned not-guilty verdicts on all 36 counts of accounting fraud, conspiracy and related felonies. In what fellow trial lawyer and legal analyst Jere Beasley called a “mismatch of legal talent,” Mr. Parkman effectively countered every attempt by the federal prosecutor to link our client to wrongdoing at the company.

If you are accused of stock fraud or an SEC violation, contact Boles Holmes White at 205-502-2000 or by e-mail to arrange a confidential consultation with an experienced securities fraud attorney.

Federal Cases
Charges
Verdict
USA vs. Edwards
Tax Evasion
Probation
USA vs.McLemore
Government Benefits Fraud
Probation
USA vs. Smith
Wire Fraud, Mail Fraud, Honest Services Fraud, Bribery, Federal Programs Fraud, Money Laundering
NOT Guilty All 19 Counts
USA vs. Dyer
Bank Fraud
Negotiated Plea to Probation
USA vs. Scrushy
36 Counts Conspiracy Wire Fraud Mail Fraud Sarbanes-Oakley Money Laundering
NOT Guilty on All Counts
USA vs. Conn
Wire Fraud Federal Contract Fraud
Negotiated Plea to Probation
USA vs. Abercrombie
Theft of Government Funds
Negotiated Plea to Probation
USA vs. Grimes
Wire Fraud
NOT Guilty
USA vs. Nemish
Bank Fraud
NOT Guilty
USA vs. Phillips
Bank Fraud
Reduced
USA vs. Bond and Benefield
Rackateering Wire Fraud Conspiracy
1 Year Probation Dismissed on Government motion
USA vs. Johnson
Theft
NOT Guilty
USA vs. Mershon
Wire Fraud
Charges Dismissed
USA vs. Johnson
Government Fraud
NOT Guilty
USA vs. Khan
Interstate Terrorist Threat
Dismissed
USA vs. Taaid
Eastern District of Michigan Healthcare Fraud
Negotiated Plea
USA vs. Lam
Tuscon, Arizona Largest U.S. Counterfeit Case
Negotiated Plea
USA vs. Kennedy
Mail Fraud Money Laundering
Diversion
State Cases
Charges
Verdict
State vs. Khan
Arson
NOT Guilty
State vs. Moore
Theft of Property I
NOT Guilty
State vs. Alderman
Theft of Property I
NOT Guilty
State vs. Kilpatrick
Conspiracy Perjury
Plea to Obstruction of Justice
Theft Cases
Charges
Verdict
State v. Griffin
Bribery
Hung Jury (twice)
State v. Uber
Theft by Deception
NOT Guilty
State v. Berry
Possession of Forged Instrument 1st
NOT Guilty
State v. Graham
Theft of Property – 7 counts
NOT Guilty all counts
State v. Herring
Theft of Property – 30 misdemeanor counts
NOT Guilty all counts
State v. Woodham
Theft
Dismissed
State v. Eriksson
Embezzlement
Mistrial
State v. Whitley
Receiving Stolen Property with numerous priors

Negotiated Plea

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