Award Winning Tax defense Attorney (305) 371-8101 U.S. v. Scott Levine - Snipermail
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  U.S. v. Levine

     The headlines read "World's Largest Hacking Case". The government asserted that the computer of Acxiom Corporation, one of the world's largest data storage facilities, located in Little Rock, Arkansas had been improperly accessed and over 8 terabytes of data had been copied and downloaded.  The internet IP address led the FBI to Snipermail located in Boca Raton, Fl. Snipermail was in the business of brokering internet advertising and used email addesses to e-blast the advertising campaigns. The Government asserted that the data copied from Acxiom had virtually every email address in the United States and a huge amount of sensitive data.

     Acxiom was a political heavyweight and the Department of Justice asserted that the data had a value of over $150 million. The owner of Snipermail was Scott Levine. The indictment contained over 120 counts and alleged conspiracy and the unauthorized access to a protected computer. Mr. Levine offered to accept responsibility for his acts but was shocked to learn that the government would ask for a sentence of up to 25 years based upon the asserted loss. Mr. Levine felt that he had no choice but to go to trial.  After a trial lasting several weeks the jury found Mr. Levine NOT guilty of the overall conspiracy charge and many of the other counts. At sentencing the Court who had been apprised of all of the evidenced introduced at trial found that there was no identity theft and found that the loss was approximately $850,000 not $150 million or even $50 million as later argued by the government as a fall back position.


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Dear Mr. Garvin,

     I am writing this letter to simply let you know the depth of my family's and my gratitude for the way you represented me in federal court.  As my attorney during our grueling trial, you treated me as a member of your family throughout the process.  Watching you and your level of expertise of actual trial practice increased my confidence that I was getting the very best legal representation.  But it wasn't until months later that I came to realize what actually took place and that you covered every issue, large and small without ever getting flustered.  The US government threw their very best at you and you stood your ground. 

     I will never forget this episode in my life and will have a lifetime of gratitude for your professionalism and skill.  I can say with confidence that I would NEVER hesitate to recommend you to anyone who needed the protection of a great trial lawyer like you. 

Sincerely and thankfully,

Scott Levine

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