Kasowitz Obtains DOJ Prosecution Declination After Lengthy Political Corruption Investigation
Following a grand jury and FBI investigation lasting almost five years into alleged violations of the federal honest services mail fraud statute, the United States Department of Justice announced that it had closed its investigation of Kasowitz client Timothy Staples and the other targets of the investigation with no charges being filed. Mr. Staples, a business associate and lifelong friend of former California State Senate President Don Perata was, along with Senator Perata and others, a target of investigations conducted first by the United States Attorney's Office in San Francisco and then by the United States Attorney's office in Sacramento. San Francisco partner Lyn Agre represented Mr. Staples.