Organized Retail Theft
Dallas man indicted for Organized Retail Theft, felony, for selling allegedly stolen goods–cigarettes– at a convenience store where he was employed as a cashier. Jurors found not guilty.
Represented a police officer charged with 58 counts in a federal indictment on charges including:
- Violation of civil rights under color of law
- Distribution of controlled substances
- Witness tampering
- Possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime
As part of the defense team, at trial Ms. Knox was tasked with cross-examination of the lead government witness, among other responsibilities. Attacking the credibility of this witness was vital to the defense of the police officer because the witness’ statements were material to more than 35 counts in the indictment.
After a federal jury trial, the officer was found guilty of six felony perjury counts and two misdemeanor conspiracy to violate civil rights counts only.