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Attorney Gounaris Defends Contractor Accused of Lying to Air Force

Updated: November 23, 2023
Nicholas Gounaris
By Nicholas Gounaris

Nick Gounaris attended Miami University and received a Bachelor of Arts degree and then went on to attend
University of Dayton School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate. In 2011, Mr. Gounaris was awarded a 10.0 “Superb” rating by Avvo, which is an attorney rating website recognized around the nation. He provides clients of the firm with competent legal representation and focuses his law practice in the areas of DUI DefenseCriminal Defense, Family Law Issues, Federal Criminal Law and Personal Injury cases.

Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Nicholas Gounaris of Gounaris Abboud, LPA in Dayton, Ohio has been retained to serve as defense counsel in an ongoing case involving contractors and the Air Force. Gounaris’ client, Mr. Brett O’Halloran, is facing charges for allegedly lying to Air Force investigators regarding an F-22 program contract out of the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Another individual, Mr. Joshua Deaville, has also been charged with the same crimes alongside O’Halloran but has not retained Gounaris for counsel.

Both defendants were employed by Intelligent Decisions (ID) and have been accused of intentionally giving false information to investigators in regards to an awarded contract and the number of workers assigned to it. Gounaris has discussed securing a fair plea deal for O’Halloran in the light of evidence brought forth by the government and prosecution, headed by Assistant United States Attorney Laura Clemmens. If accepted, the client will plead guilty to a single count of false statements in order to face reduced sentencing. Plea deals are often used in complex federal cases such as this one to not only protect defendants from potentially extreme penalties but to also save the government time and money by more or less expediting the case.

Attorney Gounaris further explained that he was working towards a plea deal that would not actually include a permanent conviction of a crime. If his client is able to meet all agreement requirements and proposed diversions, it might be possible to keep the mark off his criminal record, improving his reputation and employability in the future. Deaville is also believed to work towards a similar plea deal offer.

For more information regarding this ongoing case, Dayton Daily News recently published a full article that can be read by clicking here. If you require a Dayton criminal defense attorney for a case of your own, including one involving serious federal charges, you can turn to Gounaris Abboud, LPA. Our team is backed by more than half a century’s worth of criminal defense experience and an impressive list of satisfied client testimonials. Discover the difference we can make for you today by contacting us now and adding a free consultation to your calendar.

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