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    If you are not a United States citizen, a plea of guilty to any offense, a conviction by trial verdict, or ayouthful offender adjudication subjects you to a risk that adverse consequences will be imposed on you by the UnitedStates immigration authorities, including, but not limited to, removal from the United States, exclusion fromadmission to the United States, and/or denial of naturalization. Because the immigration consequences applicable inyour particular case may depend on factors such as your current immigration status, your length of residence in the

    United States, and your previous criminal history, you should consult with your attorney for advice specific to yourcircumstances.

    The following are designated as deportable offenses under 8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(2), and any non-citizenconvicted of such an offense (within the meaning of 8 U.S.C. 1101[a][48]) shall, upon order of the AttorneyGeneral, be removed (8 U.S.C. 1227[a]), regardless of whether the offense is a felony, a misdemeanor, or anyother offense under State law:

    any controlled substance or marihuana offense (other than a first offense involvingpossession for ones own use of 30 grams or less of marihuana);

    any offense involving a firearm, any domestic violence offense or violation of an order ofprotection, any stalking offense or crime of child abuse, and failure to register as a sex offender;

    any offense designated an aggravated felony under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(43), including, butnot limited to: murder; rape; any controlled substance or firearm trafficking offense; bail jumping;burglary, robbery, receipt of stolen property, or any other theft-related offense or crime of violencefor which a sentence of one year or more is imposed; or any offense involving money launderingof more than $10,000 or fraud, deceit or tax evasion in which the loss to the victim(s) is more than$10,000; and

    many other offenses described in 8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(2).

    In addition, if the offense constitutes an aggravated felony, or if you are not a lawful permanent resident ofthe United States (or have not been such for at least five years with at least seven years continuous residency) andthe offense is any deportable offense, there will be additional consequences, including, but not limited to, yourineligibility for discretionary cancellation of removal by the Attorney General.

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    Si usted no es ciudadano de los Estados Unidos, una declaracin de culpabilidad por cualquierofensa, un veredicto condenatorio mediante un juicio o una declaracin como ofensor juvenil lo har sujetoal riesgo de que las autoridades inmigratorias de los Estados Unidos le impongan consecuencias adversas,que incluyen, sin que estas se limiten a, su expulsin de Los Estados Unidos, exclusin de ser admitido alos Estados Unidos, y/o el rechazo de su solicitud para la ciudadana o naturalizacin. Debido a que lasconsecuencias de inmigracin aplicables a su caso en particular pueden depender de factores como suestado de inmigracin actual, el tiempo que lleva viviendo en los Estados Unidos y sus antecedentespenales, usted debe consultar a su abogado para asesora especfica a sus circunstancias.

    Las siguientes ofensas han sido clasificadas como aquellas que implican deportacin de acuerdo a la

    ley 8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(2), y cualquiera que no sea ciudadano y sea condenado por tal ofensa (como lodefine la ley 8 U.S.C. 1101[a][48]) deber, bajo ordenes del Procurador General, ser expulsado de losEstados Unidos (8 U.S.C. 1227[a]), sin importar si la ofensa es un delito mayor, un delito menor, ocualquier otra ofensa segn las leyes estatales:

    cualquier ofensa por sustancias reguladas o marihuana (excepto la primera ofensa

    relacionada con posesin de 30 gramos de marihuana o menos para uso propio);

    cualquier ofensa que incluya un arma de fuego, cualquier ofensa por violenciadomstica o violacin de una orden de proteccin, cualquier ofensa por acechar o delitopor maltrato de menores, e incumplimiento a registrarse como ofensor sexual;

    cualquier ofensa clasificada como un delito con agravante de acuerdo a la ley 8U.S.C. 1101(a)(43), incluyendo, y sin que estas se limiten a: homicidio; violacinsexual; cualquier ofensa por trfico de sustancias reguladas o de armas de fuego; huirestando bajo fianza, entrar sin autorizacin en propiedad ajena con la intencin decometer un crimen, robo, recepcin de propiedad robada, o cualquier otra ofensarelacionada con robo o un delito de violencia por el cual se haya impuesto una condena de

    un ao o ms; o cualquier ofensa relacionada con el lavado de dinero por ms de $10,000o un fraude, estafa o evasin de impuestos en el que las prdidas de la(s) vctima(s) seanmayores de $10,000; y

    muchas otras ofensas descrita en la ley 8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(2).

    Adems, si la ofensa constituye un delito con agravante, o si usted no es un residente permanentede los Estados Unidos (o no lo ha sido por un mnimo de cinco aos durante una estada continua de sieteaos o ms) y la ofensa es una que implica deportacin, habrn consecuencias adicionales que incluyen, ysin que estas se limiten a, su inelegibilidad para la cancelacin de su expulsin a discrecin del ProcuradorGeneral.

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    8 U.S.C. 1227(a)(2)

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    U.S.C. 1101 [a][48]


    (8 U.S.C. 1227 [a])


    8 U.S.C. 1101 (a)(43)



    8 U.S.C. 1227 (a)(2) (


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    THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK, by this indictment, accuses


    WARREN of the crime of SCHEME TO DEFRAUD IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation

    of Penal Law 190.65(1)(b), committed as follows:


    ZACHARY WARREN, in the County of New York and elsewhere, from on or about November

    3, 2008, to on or about March 7, 2012, both dates being approximate and inclusive, engaged in a

    scheme constituting a systematic ongoing course of conduct with intent to defraud more than

    one person and to obtain property from more than one person by false and fraudulent pretenses,

    representations and promises, and so obtained property with a value in excess of one thousand

    dollars from one and more such persons.

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    Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP (the Firm) was an international law firm headquartered in

    New York County. It was formed on or about October 1, 2007, through the combination of two

    existing law firms, Dewey Ballantine LLP and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP. At its

    height, approximately 1,300 partners and employees worked in the Firms Manhattan office and

    approximately 3,000 partners and employees worked for the Firm worldwide. The partners at

    the Firm were primarily equity partners, with a few non-equity partners. The Firm also

    employed salaried lawyers who were deemed to be Of Counsel. In 2012, the Firm collapsed

    and declared bankruptcy.

    During the period of the scheme, defendant DAVIS was the Firms Chairman, and later,

    member of the Office of the Chair; defendant SANDERS was the Firms Chief Financial

    Officer; defendant DICARMINE was the Firms Executive Director. Defendant WARREN was

    the Firms Client Relations Manager in 2008 and 2009, when he left the Firm.

    Defendants DAVIS, DICARMINE, and SANDERS were in regular communication and

    controlled the operations of the Firm. They also tightly controlled information concerning the

    firms financial condition.

    The Scheme

    The Firms first full year of operations was 2008. The merger, coming just before the

    financial crisis, was troubled from the start and the Firms first year financial performance was

    severely below expectations. By the end of that year, the Firm had more than $100 million in

    term debt outstanding and available lines of credit of more than $130 million with four banks

    (the Banks). The Firms credit agreements with the Banks contained several covenants,

    including a cash flow covenant (the Cash Flow Covenant) requiring the Firm to maintain a

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    minimum defined year-end cash flow. Because of its poor financial performance, the Firm was

    unable to meet this covenant in 2008.

    The defendants and others at the Firm were aware that the failure to meet the Cash Flow

    Covenant during the 2008 credit crisis could have disastrous effects on the Firm. To avoid this,

    the defendants and others at the Firm (individually and collectively, the Schemers) engaged in

    a scheme (the Scheme) to defraud the Firms lenders and others by, among other things,

    misrepresenting the Firms financial performance and compliance with the Cash Flow

    Covenant. In later years, among other things, the Schemers continued to misrepresent the

    Firms financial performance and condition and that the Firm was in compliance with the Cash

    Flow Covenant and other covenants and defrauded additional lenders and investors using

    similar misstatements.

    As part of the efforts to ensure the success of the Scheme, the Schemers lied to and

    otherwise misled the Firms partners and auditors, as well as others. The Schemers