Case that we handled
Arkady Bukh is a seasoned and skilled criminal defense attorney with experience representing clients in complex federal matters such as conspiracy, mortgage fraud, health care fraud, bank fraud, mail/wire fraud, theft of trade secrets, and public corruption.
Mr. Bukh also has extensive experience defending clients who have been charged with drug crimes, violent crimes, theft, weapons charges, and various other state charges.
When you retain Mr. Bukh, he will be your attorney from beginning to end. This is because he represents clients throughout all stages of the litigation process, including grand jury investigations, verdicts, sentencing, and appeals. Mr. Bukh understands and appreciates the fact that no two criminal cases are the same. This is why he provides a detailed and thorough assessment of each client’s case and will work tirelessly on behalf of his clients to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients.
The list below is an overview of the types of cases Arkady Bukh has worked on during his legal career. This list is not exhaustive. It is simply meant to highlight Mr. Bukh’s vast experience handling an array of complex and controversial legal matters (names are truncated for privacy reasons)
- United States v. CY – CY, a software engineer, was charged with theft of trade secrets from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The government alleged that CY downloaded CME’s proprietary source code and attempted to sell the code to a Chinese spot exchange. After a contested sentencing hearing during which the government sought more than six years imprisonment, CY was sentenced to a term of probation.
- United States v. NV – NV, Sacred Hearts Hospitals former Vice President of Geriatric Services, was charged in a extensive kickback scheme. She was sentenced to a term of probation.
- United States v. JD – JD, the president and owner of a medical marketing company, was charged with violating the anti-kickback law for improperly referring patients to a home health care agency. He was sentenced to a term of probation.
- United States v. MT – MT, a criminal defense attorney, was charged with multiple counts for perjury and obstruction for justice for allegedly helping coach clients and witness to lie on the witness stand. After a two-week bench trial, MT was found Not Guilty on all counts.
- United States v. VH – VH, a semi-truck driver, had 21 kilograms of cocaine found in the bed of his truck. He had been under surveillance for several federal law enforcement officers who allegedly witnessed him seal shut the compartment where the narcotics were recovered. After a two-day trial, the jury could not reach a verdict and was declared hung.
- United States v. JW – JW, a chiropractor with his own practice, was indicted on allegations of health care fraud. The government claimed that he stole over $500,000 from a private insurance carrier by falsely billing for work that was never rendered. He was sentenced to a six-month term of imprisonment.
- United States v. AV – AV, owner of a wholesale electronic distribution company was charged with participating in a two-and-a-half-year conspiracy where he bought and sold stolen electronics both domestically and internationally. He was sentenced to a six-month term of imprisonment.
- United States v. GD – GD was a “Top 10 Most Wanted” mortgage fraud defendants. The government believed that he had been involved in dozens of fraudulent mortgage transactions and was part of a long-term federal undercover investigation. Although the government wanted him to spend several years in a prison, GD was sentenced to sixteen months’ imprisonment.
- United States v. AG – AG, a dentist with her own practice, was charged with orchestrating a health care fraud scheme over the course of several years. After a contested sentencing hearing where the government was asking for several years imprisonment, AG was sentenced to nine months.
- United States v. KC – KC, a Russian national who was arrested at O’Hare International Airport for attempting to smuggle eleven suitcases containing firearm parts and ammunition was sentenced to 1.5 year, after the government was requesting more than four years imprisonment.
- United States v. AI – AI, part owner of Seven Amigos Used Cars, was charged for participating in a large-scale taxi cab scheme were vehicles were given fraudulently obtained “clean” car titles in an effort to have them certified as taxicabs in Chicago, in violation of the city’s medallion laws which prohibited any vehicle that was ever issued a “salvage” or “rebuilt” title to be used as a taxi cab. After a contested sentencing hearing where the government was requesting more than three years, AI was sentenced to a year and a day imprisonment.
- United States v. MV – MV, a software developed was charged with felony wire fraud from lying in order to obtain $200,000 in grand money from NASA and the NSF. Mr. Bukh successfully negotiated a misdemeanor disposition for MV.
- United States v. JC – JC was charged with participating in a mortgage fraud scheme. The matter was resolved with a deferred prosecution.
- People v. MF – MF, while being represented by another attorney, was found guilty after a bench trial of aggravated identify theft. Mr. Bukh took on the appeal and obtained a full reversal of the aggravated identity theft charges.
- People v. MM – MM was charged with first degree murder. The State had three eye witnesses who identified MM as the shooter of the victims. After a three-day jury trial, MM was found Not Guilty of all charges.
- People v. JE – JE was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon for allegedly pointing a handgun at another vehicle while driving on an interstate highway. JE was found Not Guilty after a bench trial.
- People v. KE – KE was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm after an eyewitness alleged that he shot at his house during a drive-by. KE was observed throwing a handgun out of his window by police officers, who also recovered spend shell casing from the vehicle and gunshot reside from his hands. The jury found him not guilty.
- People v. AM – AM was charged with battery after his punched and injury a player on the opposite basketball team to a recreation league game. A video captured the entire altercation where the alleged victim never attempted to hit or strike AM. AM was found not guilty by a Judge under the theory of defense of others.
- People v. IK – IK was the owner and operator of a convenience store leased coupon Kiosks as a way to increase revenue. IK was charged with illegally operating a video gaming terminal in violation of Illinois’ gambling laws. Mr. Bukh was able to disqualify the State’s expert witness following a rigorous cross-examination. IK was found Not Guilty after the Judge sustain the Motion for Directed Finding.
- People v. GG – GG was charged with aggravated driving under the influence after he hit an oncoming vehicle which sent the driver of the other vehicle to the hospital with severe head injuries. After first being taken to the police station for processing, GG was taken to a local hospital where a blood draw revealed a BAC of over .22. Mr. Bukh successful challenged the admissibility of the blood draw under the theory that it was taken in violation of GG’s Fourth Amendment Rights. The States was forced to dismiss the charges.
- People v. JL – JL, a successful and well-known criminal defense attorney was charged with battery after punching a client in the face while in court. The entire altercation was caught on video. JL was found Not Guilty after a bench trial.
- People v. AL – AL was charged with a Class X possession of heroin after the Chicago Police Department executed a search warrant as his girlfriend’s apartment. The State offered AL a term of probation that would have been expungable after successful completion. AL turned down the offer and was found Not Guilty after a bench trial.
- People v. FB – FB was charged with Class X possession of heroin after member of the Chicago Police Department found dozens of small bags on his person containing the controlled substance. During the Motion to Suppress hearing, the Judge found the officers completely incredible and was offended by their conduct, all of which was captured on their vehicle’s dashboard camera. State was forced to dismiss the charges.
- People v. DP – DP was charged with attempted first-degree murder that carried a mandatory minimum sentenced of twenty-one years if convicted. After an extensive investigation, Mr. Bukh presented his evidence to the State which called into questions the recollection of the alleged victim. DP received probation on a lesser gun charge.
- People v. AR – AR was charged with a Class X armed robbery and aggravated battery with a firearm. Mr. Bukh maintained his client’s innocence and presented the State with evidence directly contradicting the claims of the alleged victim. Without any hearing, the States voluntarily dismissed all charged against AR.
- People v. JB – JB was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance. During the motion to suppress hearing, based on Mr. Bukh’s cross-examination, the Judge found the testifying officer completely incredible. The State, afraid of the transcript being made part of the record on appeal, dropped all charges and offered supervision on a misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
- People v. FS – FS was charged with first degree murder for shooting another individual at a party. Multiple eye witnesses identified him as the killer. FS was looking up to life in prison. Mr. Bukh successfully negotiated a three-and-a-half year prison term for involuntary manslaughter, only 50% of which had to be served.
- People v. CD – CD was charged with attempted first-degree murder for pushing a random stranger onto the blue line train tracks. He was facing a mandatory minimum sentenced between six and thirty years, 85% of which had to be served. Mr. Bukh negotiated a three year sentence for aggravated battery, only 50% of which had to be served.