Complete, mid-trial dismissal of felony extortion charges following bruising cross-examinations

March 2017

Local prosecutors charged CW's client, a technology entrepreneur, with two counts of felony extortion. After vigorous cross-examinations – in which it was shown that the star witness was repeatedly perjuring herself – and a motion to dismiss for prosecutorial misconduct, prosecutors gave up, dropping the entire case three weeks into an expected four-week trial.