Federal & International Criminal & White Collar Crime Defense Lawyer
Frank A. Rubino, Esq. PA.712 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77002
(713) 574-7716 or(866) 718-3994
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Law Firm OverviewThe law firm of Frank A. Rubino, Esq. PA is dedicated to the defense of complex criminal defense matters in federal courts throughout the United States, as well as in international courts around the world.
Much of Mr. Rubino’s law practice focuses on white collar crimes, including mortgage fraud, securities fraud, federal tax fraud, money laundering and public corruption allegations. He also represents clients facing serious federal charges in major drug cases. He can assist in matters from guiding clients through grand jury proceedings to federal appeals. Always taking a broad perspective on international law, Mr. Rubino can also help clients facing extradition from their own countries to U.S. courts.
Attorney Frank A. Rubino was the lead trial counsel for General Mounir Fahmy, the head of the Egyptian Air Force, who was charged with attempted exportation of 400 TOW missiles to Uganda. He also helped Igor Abakumov, a leading member of the Russian Mafia, obtain acquittal from major federal racketeering charges. He obtained an acquittal for Manuel Pena, of the Dominican Republic, in a major federal criminal drug trafficking case and won a dismissal of all charges against Dewey Davis on a 150-kilo cocaine case. Mr. Rubino was also a member of the defense team that helped Lamen Khalifa Fhimah gain an acquittal of charges related to the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. This case was argued before the World Court at The Hague in the Netherlands.
Mr. Rubino appears on Fox News and CNN as a frequent commentator, sharing his knowledgeable perspective on international law and criminal legal issues. He has also lectured on issues of federal and international criminal law at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) conferences and seminars, and has spoken in front of the Academy of Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Association. His television appearances also include Good Morning America, Larry King Live, This Week with David Brinkley, Nightline with Ted Koppel, 20/20 with Barbara Walters and 60 minutes with Morley Safer and Dan Rather.
Frank A. Rubino chooses cases selectively. Because of this, he is able to provide his clients with the focus and extra-special attention they deserve. From the inception of a case until its conclusion, Mr. Rubino works closely with clients to tailor strategies to meet their needs.
Areas of Law
Additional Areas of Law: Securities Fraud; Mortgage Fraud; Healthcare Fraud; Business Fraud; Public Corruption Defense; Federal Tax Fraud; Seized Assets; Grand Jury Investigations; Computer and Internet Fraud; Accounting Fraud; Real Estate Fraud; Ponzi Schemes; Bank Fraud; Drug Trafficking; Asset Forfeiture.
Areas of Law Description
The law firm of Frank A. Rubino, Esq. PA provides legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:
- International Law
Attorney Frank Rubino’s career has included many successful results in large-scale international cases. His international criminal court defenses include an argument before the World Court at The Hague in the Netherlands as well as the United States Supreme Court and many other federal and international courts. He is well known and respected for many high-profile cases:
• Lead trial counsel for General Mounir Fahmy, the head of the Egyptian Air force, who was charged with attempted exportation of 400 TOW missiles to Uganda
• Member of the defense team that helped Lamen Khalifa Fhimah gain an acquittal of charges related to the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, before the World Court at The Hague
• Lead trial counsel for Panamanian General Manuel Noriega in his defense against federal criminal charges and in a civil action before the United States Supreme Court
• Defense attorney for Manuel Pena, of the Dominican Republic, achieving an acquittal on major federal drug trafficking charges
- White Collar Crime
Attorney Frank A. Rubino is well equipped to handle the defense of white collar criminal cases regardless of the severity of the allegations or complexity of the matters at hand. He represents doctors, lawyers, stockbrokers, businessmen, health providers and clinics, and other professionals facing charges for federal white-collar crimes such as:
• Health care fraud, including Medicare and Medicaid fraud, and fraud committed by infusion therapy clinics, home health care providers, and durable medical equipment retailers
• Securities fraud, including stock fraud, insider trading and Ponzi schemes
• Mortgage fraud/real estate fraud
• Tax fraud, such as failing to file a federal tax return, tax evasion, and failing to report offshore bank accounts and assets
• Business fraud, theft, embezzlement, accounting fraud and business opportunity fraud, such as telemarketing fraud
• Computer/Internet fraud, including identity theft
• Wire and mail fraud, conspiracy
• Money laundering
- Internet Crimes
From law offices in Mr. Rubino takes "cyber crime" cases across the United States and the world involving:
• Internet identity theft
• Sale of illegal products, such as illegal drugs
• Internet gambling
• Work-at-home schemes
• Hacking allegations
• Copyright violations
- Money Laundering
Mr. Rubino's wide range of experience comes into play in money laundering cases, which are often joined with other federal charges. He assists clients accused of federal and international money laundering charges, illegal wire transfers, alleged Patriot Act violations and more.
- RICO / Racketeering
Attorney Rubino defended Father Lorenzo Zorza, who endured federal racketeering charges in conjunction to the so-called Pizza Connection case. The trial occurred far from his law offices in Miami; it was held in the Federal District Court of New York City. Mr. Rubino has vigorously defended clients in federal courts in Arizona, California, Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington D.C., and many other locations throughout the country.
- Public Corruption
Attorney Rubino can assist politicians and other professionals facing charges for public corruption or white collar crimes. These cases frequently involve:
• Misuse of public funds
• Accepted bribes or gratuities
• Granting corrupt favors
• Other violations of oath of office
- Narcotics and Drug Trafficking
Attorney Frank A. Rubino represents alleged drug traffickers in major drug cases in the United States and abroad. If you are facing a federal investigation or have been charged with large scale distribution of narcotics, Mr. Rubino can create an effective strategy for your defense.
- Asset Forfeiture
Frank Rubino has more than 30 years of experience, defending dozens of clients in high-profile federal criminal proceedings. Among his most notable cases are many that involved federal asset forfeiture, including several cases where Rubino successfully defending clients accused of importing large amounts of cocaine.
- Seized Assets
Attorney Frank Rubino has more than 30 years of experience defending clients in high-profile federal and international criminal proceedings. Many of his most notable cases involve federal asset forfeiture, including several cases where Mr. Rubino successfully defended clients accused of importing large amounts of cocaine.
- Grand Jury Investigations
Facing grand jury investigation alone is a common mistake made by many people. If you are unrepresented, grand jury proceedings are a serious opportunity for the federal government to take advantage of you. Even if you think you may be able to avoid trouble on your own, even if you think you have nothing to hide, consult Houston lawyer Frank A. Rubino about your rights in a grand jury investigation. Mr. Rubino has been assisting clients with grand jury proceedings for more than 30 years. He has developed well-established and effective strategies for protecting clients’ interests in grand jury proceedings.
- Criminal Appeals
With more than 30 years of experience, Attorney Frank A. Rubino has finely tuned his appellate skills. He has argued twice before the United States Supreme Court (United States v. Sarmiento and CNN v. Manuel A. Noriega and U.S.A.), an honor that few lawyers have the opportunity to achieve because of the Supreme Courts’ extremely selective caseload. Frank A. Rubino handles only high-level criminal appeals, including those related to white collar crimes like securities fraud, business fraud and money laundering, as well as high-quantity drug trafficking. Because his cases are carefully selected, Mr. Rubino is able to provide the focus and personal attention that his clients deserve.
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