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About Dan C. Guthrie, Jr.

Dan C. Guthrie, Jr., has focused his practice of the defense of white collar criminal matters for more than 30 years. He is a former state and federal prosecutor and headed the White Collar Practice section at one of the largest law firms in Texas.

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Dan C. Guthrie, Jr. in the media

Dan C. Guthrie, Jr. in Dallas, TX is an attorney whose practice involves white collar investigations and independent defense of indictments and investigations in Dallas, TX and throughout the United States. He also represents whistleblowers who may be eligible for a reward from the government in exchange for their knowledge of tax fraud, fraud against the government, corporate fraud by public companies and commodities fraud. Mr. Guthrie is a former state and federal prosecutor with extensive jury trial experience. He is an independent, proactive, “hands on” lawyer who believes that no stone should be left unturned in order to effectively represent his client.

  • Proactive and aggressive defense of federal grand jury investigations
  • Vigorous trial defense of federal white collar indictments
  • Thorough and totally independent corporate internal investigations
  • Representation of Whistleblowers seeking rewards for information of fraud or corporate wrongdoing

Representative Clients And Cases

Mr. Guthrie, in Dallas, TX has successfully handled a number of complex and high profile white collar cases. He obtained the acquittal of an Arkansas banker and lawyer against federal criminal charges prosecuted by Whitewater Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr. In connection with that case, Mr. Guthrie subpoenaed President Bill Clinton and questioned the President under oath in videotaped testimony at The White House.

Mr. Guthrie has also handled numerous complex white collar cases involving millions of pages of documents. As an integral part of his representation, Mr. Guthrie employs teams of experienced forensic accountants, former F.B.I. and I.R.S. Special Agents and computer forensic experts.

He also utilizes state-of-the-art tools to review, analyze and organize large quantities of Electronically Stored Information (“ESI”) such as digitally stored documents, emails and text messages which are at the heart of most large white collar prosecutions today. In this way, he is able to effectively review voluminous information to uncover the favorable and exculpatory evidence for his clients that is overlooked or ignored by federal prosecutors.

Mr. Guthrie has also represented many “celebrity” or well-known clients. Those clients where his representation became a matter of public knowledge include Harvey Martin (Dallas Cowboys defensive end, co-MVP Super Bowl XII); Troy Post (legendary Texas businessman); Jay Pritzker (Chicago businessman whose holding included Hyatt Hotels); Virginia Linthicum (widow of Clint Murchison, Sr.); W.O. Bankston (Dallas automobile dealer); Harvey Rothman (former GM of Las Vegas hotel and consultant for The Neon Empire, a TV mini-series about the early days of Las Vegas); H.K. Beebe, Sr. (Louisiana businessman whose holding included banks, insurance companies, and nursing homes).

When retained during the grand jury investigation phase of a case, he has prevented numerous indictments from being returned against his clients by his proactive and aggressive approach.

Cases Handled By Mr. Guthrie Include:

Orthopedic surgeon under federal grand jury investigation for receiving “kickback” money from surgical parts supplier.

Result: No indictment.

Doctor under investigation for improper billing practices for radiation procedures.

Result: No indictment.

Durable goods supplier under federal grand jury investigation for alleged participation in Medicare fraud.

Result: No indictment.

COO of oil well engineering company in Abu Dhabi indicted for export violations for trans-shipments from United States to Libya before economic sanctions lifted.

Result: Indictment dismissed.

Large public insurance company under investigation by state and federal authorities for insurance fraud.

Result: No indictment.

Home builder under investigation for bank fraud.

Result: No indictment.

Mortgage loan officer under investigation for falsifying mortgage loan documents.

Result: No indictment.

CEO of investment bank under federal grand jury investigation for fraud.

Result: No indictment.

Law firm under federal grand jury investigation for conspiracy and fraud.

Result: No indictment.

Public company under federal grand jury investigation for criminal anti-trust conspiracy with another major public company.

Result: No indictment.

Doctor indicted on federal charges of filing false and fraudulent income tax returns involving offshore investments.

Result: Not guilty of all charges.

CEO of a major public company accused of making false financial statements in reports filed with the government.

Result: No indictment.

Businessman charged with not reporting $4 million on his personal tax returns, fraud and money laundering as a result of his activities with an offshore trust in Guernsey.

Result: Home confinement for 6 months and probation.

Owner and CEO of an insurance company under grand jury investigation in three different federal districts for use of $100 million of counterfeit securities.

Result: No indictment.

Company that advises publicly held companies that own over $2 billion of property under grand jury investigation for RICO and money laundering.

Result: No indictment.

Federal grand jury investigation of CEO of independent oil company accused of making misrepresentations to investors to obtain over $30 million.

Result: No indictment.

CEO and Chairman of the Board whose business empire included banks, insurance companies and nursing homes indicted in 23-count indictment with fraud.

Result: Probation.

State Representative charged with ‘double dipping’ on expense reimbursements.

Result: Deferred adjudication.

Executive charged with embezzlement of funds from a major medical institution.

Result: Deferred adjudication.

Individual who used inside information to make purchases in stock market immediately prior to company’s acquisition by major oil company.

Result: No indictment.

Accounting firm under investigation for fraudulent preparation of company’s financial information involving Chinese operations.

Result: No indictment.

Individual employed by oil company under federal grand jury investigation for violations of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Result: No indictment.

Insurance agent under federal grand jury investigation for selling Ponzi-scheme investments.

Result: No indictment.

Company with nationwide government contracts under investigation for contract fraud.

Result: No indictment.

Seizure from business owner of undeclared cash greater than $10,000 by U.S. Customs.

Result: No indictment and return of 98% of the money.

Executive in hotel management company under federal grand jury investigation for illegal immigration of workers.

Result: No indictment.

CPA under investigation for insurance fraud.

Result: No indictment.

Owner and CEO of insurance companies indicted for fraud and misapplication of company assets.

Result: Deferred adjudication – case dismissed.

(Note: The results obtained in any given case depend upon the facts and applicable law.)