International Drug Conspiracy - Federal District Court/District of Columbia
The client was a Nepalese national and a major political figure who was arrested in JFK Airport for an open indictment in Washington, DC. The indictment charged him with engaging in an international drug conspiracy while in Nepal. After months of negotiations with the Justice Department and federal agents in DC, after extensive meetings, Sullivan & Brill convinced the Justice Department that they had arrested the wrong man. The charges were dismissed and he was released from custody. Following the case, with the assistance of an immigration attorney, Sullivan & Brill successfully argued that client was eligible for citizenship in the United States pursuant to the rules of Political Asylum. The client is now safe and free of all criminal charges here in the United States.