PEOPLE V E.P.
E.P., the owner and operator of multiple businesses throughout the Chicagoland area was the target of a sting operation in which he was accused of selling stolen merchandise to an undercover police officer. As a result of the arrest, police seized over $1,000,000 in merchandise, cash and other currencies. E.P. was charged with being the organizer of a continuing financial crime enterprise, in violation of 720 ILCS 5/17-10.6, a class X felony punishable by a mandatory minimum of six years in prison. Representing E.P., attorney Bhatt was successful in securing a dismissal of the charges and the return of the seized property totaling over $1,000,000.