Significant Cases We've Represented

For more than 30 years, individuals in the Twin Cities and beyond have come to rely on the skill and legal knowledge of criminal defense attorney Bill Mauzy. He has represented dozens of individuals and corporations who, as a result of his pre-charge advocacy, were never charged. These investigations concluding without charges being brought are among his proudest accomplishments. This is a partial list of public cases.

State v. Arndt
Faribault, Minnesota
College student found not guilty of criminal sexual conduct

U.S. v. Augustine Medical
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mauzy's client was general counsel for a medical device company; after two months of trial the felony Medicare fraud charges were dismissed and each defendant pled to a no jail time misdemeanor.

State v. Berkelman
St. Paul, Minnesota
State legislator found not guilty of theft

State v. Bloomberg
St. Paul, Minnesota
Defendant operated a non-profit corporation, found not guilty or charges dismissed on all 13 felony counts of fraud, theft and tax fraud

State v. Cowden
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reversal of false statement to federal agency conviction

State v. Eibensteiner
Rochester, Minnesota
Republican Party of Minnesota Chairman found not guilty of soliciting illegal campaign contributions

U.S. v. Durenberger, et. al.
Washington, D.C. / Minneapolis, MN
Mauzy's client was the personal attorney for the Senator, all charges against him were dismissed with prejudice before trial

U.S. v. Zollie Green
St. Paul, Minnesota
Minneapolis City Councilman charged with receiving bribes, conspiracy, Travel Act and related charges, found not guilty of all charges

U.S. v. Heil
St. Paul, Minnesota
Lawyer and law firm investigators charged with mail fraud and securities fraud in connection with product liability litigation; defendant found not guilty after twelve-week trial

U.S. v. Hemmingson
Washington, D.C.
CEO of national crop insurance company was prosecuted for securities fraud and mail fraud by the Office of Independent Counsel in the Secretary of Agriculture Michael Espy investigation, found not guilty of all charges following a five-week trial

U.S. v. Ion Electronics, et. al.
Louisville, Kentucky
After an eleven-week trial, defendants found not guilty on all counts of defense contract fraud, mail fraud and securities fraud

U.S. v. Liebo
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Foreign Corrupt Practices prosecution, defendant found not guilty of seventeen of nineteen counts, two counts of conviction were reversed on appeal.

U.S. v. Mages
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Farmer charged with bankruptcy fraud, mail fraud and money laundering, found not guilty

State v. McLeod
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Pediatrician charged with criminal sexual conduct, found not guilty

U.S. v. Meister
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Plant manager charged with 13 Clean Water Act felony offenses, found not guilty of all felonies and found guilty of the defense requested lesser - included misdemeanor. Sentenced to probation and no jail.

State v. Miller
Minnesota Supreme Court
Suppression of a corporate officer's statement to law enforcement as a violation of Rule 4.2 of Rules of Professional Conduct

U.S. v. Okubo
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dismissal of environmental crime charges against a business owner

U.S. v. Pacific Hide & Fur, et al
Pocatello, Idaho
Corporation and individuals found not guilty of all but one count of federal felony environmental crimes; remaining count reversed by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

U.S. v. Pagel, et al.
St. Paul, Minnesota
Mauzy's client found not guilty of tax fraud, tax evasion, conspiracy to defraud the I.R.S. and securities fraud

State v. Pelovsky
Owatonna, Minnesota
Nursing home owner found not guilty of Medicaid fraud and health care fraud

State v. Petty
Dismissal of all theft by swindle charges after successful suppression of evidence hearing.

U.S. v. Pintar
St. Louis, Missouri
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals reversal of mail fraud convictions

State v. Quick
St. Paul, Minnesota
Owner and CEO of construction company accused of criminal anti-trust bid rigging relating to government contracts, found not guilty

State v. Rafferty
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Dismissal of all criminal neglect charges against nursing home administrator

State v. Roverud
Caledonia, Minnesota
Minnesota owner and CEO of construction company charged with criminal anti-trust bid rigging, found not guilty

State v. Sackmaster
Faribault, Minnesota
Officer of corporation found not guilty of criminal sexual conduct charges alleged to have occurred in the workplace

State v. Story
Winona, Minnesota
African American college student found not guilty of assaulting and resisting arrest of four white police officers

U.S. v. Technical Ordinance, et. al
Aberdeen, South Dakota
Minnesota defense contractor and its president found not guilty on all 36 counts of unlawful distribution of explosive materials, false statements to federal law enforcement, conspiracy, export violations and mail fraud

State v. Tisland
Brainerd, Minnesota
First-degree murder prosecution. Defendant, a minister's wife, shot her sleeping husband. She was found not guilty. The trial was the first to use in Minnesota the Battered Woman's Defense Syndrome expert testimony to support a self-defense claim.

U.S. v. Wilbur
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Physician, an oncologist, found not guilty of all but one felony drug offenses related to patient treatment. The remaining conviction was reversed by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals and a judgment of acquittal was ordered.

State v. Zeleznikar
Two Harbors, Minnesota
Dismissal of all neglect charges against a nursing home administrator

U.S. v. Zeller
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Defendant and his corporation found not guilty on all 100 felony counts of mail fraud, ERISA fraud, false statements, securities fraud