Brian P. Ketcham Representative Matters

  • Mr. Ketcham represented Paul J. Manafort, Jr. in the prosecutions brought by the Special Counsel’s Office in the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia. In the Virginia case, Mr. Ketcham was a member of the trial team that defended Mr. Manafort against allegations of bank fraud and tax fraud related to the use of offshore accounts.

  • Mr. Ketcham represented the CEO large family-owned company charged with filing false sales tax and corporate income tax returns. The case was resolved with a civil settlement.

  • Together with Sharon L. McCarthy, Mr. Ketcham represented an entrepreneur charged with honest services wire fraud and violations of the Travel Act in connection with an alleged kickback scheme. The defendant was sentenced to a term of probation despite a sentencing guidelines range of 18 to 24 months’ imprisonment.

  • Mr. Ketcham represented an attorney under federal criminal investigation for allegedly structuring financial transactions. The case was resolved without criminal charges or civil penalties. 

  • Together with Sharon L. McCarthy and Robert S. Fink, Mr. Ketcham represented an individual charged in multiple federal indictments in two different Districts in connection with a complex money laundering conspiracy.  The defendant was sentenced to a term of imprisonment nearly 10 years below the low-end of the sentencing guidelines.

  • Mr. Ketcham represented an individual under IRS criminal investigation in connection with alleged fraudulent business expenses and successfully resolved the investigation with a civil settlement.
         
  • Mr. Ketcham represented a tax return preparer under investigation for preparing false Schedule C and Schedule E deductions.  The case was resolved without any civil penalties or referral for criminal investigation.
  • Together with Megan L. Brackney, Mr. Ketcham recently obtained the complete dismissal of civil fraud claims brought against an individual alleged to have created and promoted abusive tax shelters.
         
  • Mr. Ketcham has successfully assisted numerous clients avoid criminal prosecution by making voluntary disclosures to the Internal Revenue Service of millions of dollars of undeclared income.

  • Together with Sharon L. McCarthy, Mr. Ketcham obtained a sentence of probation in a bank fraud case after the Probation Department determined a sentencing guidelines range of 97-121 months imprisonment.
         
  • Mr. Ketcham obtained a sentence of probation for a return preparer convicted of aiding tax evasion and who faced 18-24 months imprisonment.