In the federal Southern District of Texas, Cogdell’s client was accused of bank fraud. The trial ended with his client being acquitted of all charges, including Conspiracy, Wire Fraud, and Bank Fraud. All other clients in the case were convicted of multiple federal offenses.
In the well-known “Houston City Hall Bribery Case,” Cogdell and his client endured two separate trials. Cogdell’s client, who was a former state district judge and city council member, was acquitted of all charges, including bribery and corruption. Multiple other defendants were convicted and imprisoned.
The “Enron Scandal” was one of the great corporate corruption cases in U.S. history, Nevertheless, Cogdell obtained an acquittal for his client on all charges. All other clients in the highly publicized trial were convicted and sentenced to prison. Cogdell’s client was the only criminal defendant acquitted at trial in any Enron-related prosecution. Cogdell’s impressive […]