Some of our work has been highlighted by several of these publications. When a case receives pretrial media attention, it is necessary to hire an attorney who is comfortable and capable handling the sensitive nature of the representation.

Admitted Russian Botnet Mastermind Ducks Prison Time

Jon Seidel  | Law360  |  July 20, 2021

A Russian computer programmer who copped to running three of the world’s largest botnets was sentenced to time served Tuesday, as a Connecticut federal judge said the years he’s already spent in custody are punishment enough.

Russian hacker Levashov sentenced to time already served

Pat Eaton-Robb | Associated Press | July 30, 2021

A Russian hacker known internationally as the “bot master” was sentenced Tuesday to the 33 months he has already served in custody on federal charges he operated a network of devices used to steal computer credentials, distribute spam and install malicious software.

Vrdolyak associate sentenced to 2 years in prison for tax evasion scheme tied to tobacco settlement

Jon Seidel | Chicago Sun-Times | March 3, 2020

Illinois’ $9.3 billion settlement with tobacco firms included $188.5 million for outside law firms. The feds say Daniel Soso and Vrdolyak struck a deal for a cut of that money though Vrdolyak “did no work on the tobacco lawsuit.”

R. Kelly's former manager steps up defense against victim payout claims

FOX 32 Chicago | July 18, 2019

R. Kelly’s former business manager was back in court Thursday where a judge decided he should remain free on bond. Outside the courtroom, Derrel McDavid’s attorneys said that McDavid had no dealings with Kelly for the last five years, and that could help McDavid’s case. “It’s our intention to take this to trial and get Mr. McDavid fully vindicated,” said defense attorney Vadim Glozman.

Stock trader on trial for murder of his best friend

Andy Grimm | Chicago Sun-Times | August 19, 2019

“Like many of us, Mr. Pelko had demons … Mr. Pelko had developed a drug habit. On occasion, he would sell marijuana to people at the Chicago Board of Trade,” attorney Vadim Glozman told jurors. “Mr. Pelko came to know and associate with people he believed were dangerous. What the evidence is going to show was that (Morrar) was associated with the same dangerous people … the evidence will show Izat Morrar was a heavily involved drug dealer.”

Man given 3 years in prison for extensive computer hacking, threats to shoot prosecutor, FBI agents

Jason Meisner | Chicago Tribune | May 8, 2019

Born to a Jewish family in the former Soviet Union, Soybel may have been “naive and ignorant,” Glozman said, but he’d never shown any violent tendencies, particularly the thoughts of murder expressed on the video. “He was drunk and venting,” Glozman said. “He was under intense pressure in his life with the federal trial. That’s not an excuse. He shouldn’t have said what he said. … But clearly he’s someone dealing with some serious mental issues.”

Alleged CTA Pusher’s Lawyer Says “It’s a Shame” Neuroscientist Got Charged

Kelly Bauer, Alisa Hauser and Erica Demarest| DNAinfo | October 10, 2017

“Quite honestly,” Glozman said, “it’s a shame that Mr. Estep has to go through all this. The allegations put forth by the state are extremely serious. And as far as I can see, there’s very minimal evidence against Mr. Estep. We’re going to do our own further, thorough investigation. At the end of that, I expect Mr. Estep to be exonerated.”

Lawyers acquitted of perjury, obstruction of justice

Patricia Manson | Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | August 31, 2015

Saying members of the bar are obligated to represent their clients zealously, a federal judge Monday acquitted two lawyers accused of coaching witnesses to lie on the stand. Some spectators gasped when Leinenweber announced the acquittals — a rarity in a system in which most defendants either plead guilty or are convicted at trial.

Feds say men from Chinatown hunted down debt with a beating in Aurora

Jon Seidel | Chicago Sun-Times | May 1, 2018

Zheng’s attorney, Vadim Glozman, said Zheng was actually afraid of the restaurant manager and had tried several times to recover his money legitimately. He said Zheng asked Dong to help him speak to the manager about the debt, and he said Dong surprised Zheng by suddenly picking up the other men along the way.

No proof man knew ‘credit profile number’ was really another’s SSN

David Thomas | Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | April 30, 2019

A state appeals panel last week found that Cook County prosecutors failed to prove a man convicted of identity theft knew he was using another person’s information.State law defines identity theft as a crime that is committed “knowingly.” Defendant Michael Fort was arrested and charged with identity theft and forgery when he put down another person’s Social Security number on a vehicle lease application in February 2016.

Alleged FIN7 hacking director Andrii Kolpakov set to be extradited to the U.S.

Jeff Stone | CyberScoop | May 9, 2019

Andrii Kolpakov, will plead not guilty when he arrives in court from Spain to face charges in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, according to his attorney, Vadim Glozman, who took over the case in April. Glozman said the timing of the extradition is unclear, but another source familiar with the matter said it will be “in the coming weeks.”

Russian Spam King's Plea May Suggest Cooperation With U.S.

Chris Dolmetsch and Kartikay Mehrotra | Bloomberg | September 12, 2018

U.S. prosecutors secured a guilty plea from a Russian who is accused of commandeering a network of 100,000 or more breached computers, the second major victory in the space of a week in their pursuit of international hacking.

The U.S. Sentencing Commission's War on Drugs

Vadim A. Glozman | American Bar Association | August 14, 2014
Earlier in 2014, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to amend base offense levels associated with the Drug Quantity Table in guideline section 2D1.1. Essentially, the amendment reduces the base offense levels for all drug types by two, while remaining consistent with the mandated five- and ten-year statutory minimums. The amendments would make parallel changes to the section 2D1.11 quantity tables, which apply to offenses involving chemical precursors of controlled substances.

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