Notable Distinctions of Attorney Weintraub
Other notable distinctions achieved by Mr. Weintraub during his tenure
as a federal prosecutor include:
- In January, 1980, Mr. Weintraub prosecuted the first criminal jury trial
in the newly constructed United States Courthouse on Spring Street in Atlanta.
- In 1983, Mr. Weintraub prosecuted an 11 week-long $1.5 million dollar international
loan fraud scheme which, as of the date the jury verdict was returned
on April 4, 1983, was the second longest jury trial ever prosecuted in
the United States District Court in Atlanta.
- In 1983, Mr. Weintraub also began the prosecution of, at that time, the
largest bribe ever attempted in the history of the Internal Revenue Service
(IRS) when he prosecuted two men for paying $500,000.00 in cash, together
with promissory notes, to an IRS Agent. This bribe was paid in an effort
to wipe out a $6 million dollar tax debt owed by one of the defendants
and to also have the Agent terminate the IRS' probe of a tax-shelter
scheme being promoted by that defendant.
- In May-June, 1984, Mr. Weintraub's $1.5 million dollar international
fraud case referred to above found itself before the House of Lords in
England. Although the trial of five of the defendants in that case was
completed, another defendant being prosecuted by Mr. Weintraub was a banker
in London. This banker was fighting extradition to the United States where
Mr. Weintraub was waiting to try him before a jury. The House of Lords
decided this case in favor of extradition to the United States and the
decision is reported in Great Britain as United States Government v. John
H. McCaffery (H.I.(E.)), 1W.L.R. 867 (1984). This decision has become
a leading authority cited worldwide on the applicability of the Extradition
Treaties between the United States and England. Before the case made its
way to the House of Lords, there was a lengthy sixty-page decision denying
extradition written in the Divisional Court of the Queen's Bench Division
in The High Court Of Justice issued on November 28, 1983.
- Later in 1984, Mr. Weintraub was appointed to serve a two-year term as
the District Election Officer for the Northern District of Georgia where
he was responsible for coordinating the investigation and prosecution
of federal voter fraud offenses within that district. This appointment
was made as part of a nationwide law enforcement initiative to detect
and prosecute federal voter fraud offenses.