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MANITOWOC DOCTOR FOUND NOT GUILTY ON ALL 19 FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES
Prosecutors tried to prove Dr. Charles Szyman guilty of prescribing narcotics outside the usual scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose. The pain management physician had a treatment philosophy mandating that his patients received whatever care was necessary to deal with their chronic pain. The Law Offices of Beau B. Brindley took his case to trial and proved that Dr. Szyman was no criminal, but instead merely a doctor doing his job. The verdict shows that a doctor acting in good faith to treat his patients in accordance with what he sees as their best interests should not be a scapegoat for the opioid epidemic.
A decade of success after success in federal court is not easily overlooked or forgiven by the US Attorney's Office. In 2015, the Law Office's Beau B. Brindley and Michael J. Thompson found themselves sitting in the defendants' chairs, charged with obstructing justice and subornation of perjury in seven of their prior cases. Just like they do for all of their clients, the attorneys refused to give in to the government and fought tirelessly to prove their innocence. The Honorable Harry D. Leinenweber ultimately found that Brindley and Thompson were merely doing what defense attorneys should do and were Not Guilty of any crimes.
Reputed Chicago mobster Samuel Volpendesto was facing a mandatory minimum 35 year sentence in federal court. Knowing that this meant he was going to die in prison, the 87-year old Volpendesto was nevertheless defiant to the end. With no one else willing to speak for him, Beau Brindley volunteered to tell the story of the doomed war hero's life and describe the man he was. It could make no difference to the law, but it made all the difference in the world to Sam.
Prosecutors charged Marvin Jones, Jr. with the robbery of a cellular store after he was caught in possession of some of the merchandise stolen during the robbery. The Law Offices of Beau B. Brindley demonstrated the flaws in the investigation of the case that led to a rush to judgment and unreliable identification by witnesses. The jury found Mr. Jones not guilty of all charges.