Minns & Arnett Major Cases

Minns and Arnett Major Cases

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Ms. Anderson, a married woman seeking divorce, was the custodial parent for both her biological daughter and her step-daughter

Ms. Anderson, a married woman seeking divorce, was the custodial parent for both her biological daughter and her step-daughter (her husband had a child from a prior relationship).  Her divorce attorney, while still representing her, entered into a partnership with her husband’s divorce attorney.  He never informed Ms. Anderson he was working with her husband’s lawyer while simultaneously handling her case and, unsurprisingly, obtained a very bad result in her divorce.  Jurisdiction: Denton County, TX.

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Melvin Meyer, a buttoned-down lawyer from downtown firm Bayko, Gibson, Carnegie, Hagan, Schoonmaker & Meyer, LLP, sued Melissa Brown, a former topless dancer, claiming she had taken property from him and defamed him.

Melvin Meyer, a buttoned-down lawyer from downtown firm Bayko, Gibson, Carnegie, Hagan, Schoonmaker & Meyer, LLP, sued Melissa Brown, a former topless dancer, claiming she had taken property from him and defamed him. Meyer had given Brown his firm’s laptop computer (without the firm’s knowledge). He wanted the laptop back because it contained client information. The firm’s clients included Halliburton and Crown Petroleum, among others. (Melvin Michael Meyer v. Melissa Brown) Jurisdiction: Houston, TX. (Melvin Michael Meyer v. Melissa Brown).

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The owner of a roofing company

The client, the owner of a roofing company, was driving his daughter to elementary school when a loud and obnoxious driver tailgated him in the school zone. He got out of the car and asked the other driver to cool off. Instead, the other driver cursed out the client loud enough for his daughter to hear it in the car several feet away. The client punched the abusive driver in the face, knocking him unconscious. The client was charged with assault.

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A former heavyweight boxer nearing the end of his career as a deputy sheriff

A former heavyweight boxer nearing the end of his career as a deputy sheriff was caught off-guard by a cop killer while working prison duty. The deputy’s weapon was taken away and a sheet thrown over his head. When the sheet was removed he saw his own pistol aimed at his face. The prison phone rang, distracting the prisoner long enough for the deputy to throw one punch. The prisoner’s nose was smashed into his head, rendering him unconscious and causing trauma. The deputy was charged with abuses against the prisoner and threatened with the loss of his pension after twenty years on the job.

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A family member of a famous 60s singer was threatened with a shotgun

A family member of a famous 60s singer was threatened with a shotgun, forcing her to desert her property.  The man threatening her used her property as a landfill, and used racist words to describe his “meeting” with her.  At the time of litigation he was in adverse possession of her property, having moved the road allowing her access to her property.

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A member of the Ku Klux Klan assisted a marijuana farmer in growing crops on land

A member of the Ku Klux Klan assisted a marijuana farmer in growing crops on land he allegedly purchased from the descendant of slaves, who had purchased the land in 1896. The county, with the help of the sheriff and the district attorney, seized the property. However the rightful owner, a retired schoolteacher, had not received a single payment for her land. She was also being sued by three districts for taxes on the land she was never paid for. (Lillie Mae Paley Burns v. “Citizen”)

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A small utility company was charged with destroying a well

A small utility company was charged with destroying a well that competed with the water utilities, allegedly trespassing on the property in order to cement the well in. The utility company offered a $250,000 settlement which the plaintiff refused. Venue: Harris County, Texas.

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The owner of a tie beam company in the “cowboy capital” of the world was charged in three separate counties with three crimes

The owner of a tie beam company in the “cowboy capital” of the world was charged in three separate counties with three crimes: stealing materials, assaulting a peace officer, and moving stolen goods between counties. He was also charged with violating his probation on another unrelated case. He was incarcerated pending trial. Venue: Bandera, Texas. (Texas v. Breeland)

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A construction supervisor and successful restaurateur, born on a Native American reservation in Washington in a one bedroom home with eight brothers and sisters, was accused of filing false returns and false offers in compromise with the IRS

A construction supervisor and successful restaurateur, born on a Native American reservation in Washington in a one bedroom home with eight brothers and sisters, was accused of filing false returns and false offers in compromise with the IRS. He faced 8 felony counts and 32 years in prison; his wife faced 4 felony counts and 12 years in prison.

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In what the IRS called the largest prosecution case in the history of the agency, a minister and his wife were charged with 64 felonies and faced the possibility of 180 combined years in prison

In what the IRS called the largest prosecution case in the history of the agency, a minister and his wife were charged with 64 felonies and faced the possibility of 180 combined years in prison. Their car and home had been seized by the government. Raids were conducted in three countries and a dozen states simultaneously, using over 10% of the special agents employed by IRS. Of an original defense list of ten defendants, all ten were convicted and sentenced. Before Minns got involved, both the minister and his wife had previously lost their cases and were sentenced to long prison terms.

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A successful antiques investor, also inventor of an American crossbow weapon and a blow gun device, was charged with three counts of filing false tax returns

A successful antiques investor, also inventor of an American crossbow weapon and a blow gun device, was charged with three counts of filing false tax returns with gross proceeds alleged to be missing. He was facing a total of 15 years in prison. The factory that built his inventions would close down without him, and he was the sole source of support for his elderly mother and mentally disadvantaged brother.

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1,300 airline pilots were accused of tax evasion and filing fraudulent returns.

1,300 airline pilots were accused of tax evasion and filing fraudulent returns. Five pilots were chosen to represent the entire group in trial, called Test Case Petitioners. The pilots faced possible criminal prosecution and bankruptcy, and tax debts which most would never be able to discharge or pay off in their lifetimes, leaving the debt to their estates. Their credit and reputations were destroyed. The two leading lawyers for the IRS, Sims and McWade, were given bonuses for their outstanding work in prosecuting the pilots.

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