In February 2019, Deborah obtained Not Guilty verdicts on all twenty eight (28) counts in a complicated four and a half week federal criminal trial involving bank fraud, tax fraud, and obstruction of justice.
In August 2018, Deborah obtained a full acquittal for a chiropractor in a two week federal healthcare fraud prosecution.
Additional Noteworthy Mentions
Barbier served as lead defense counsel for a large nursing home chain in a False Claims Act lawsuit that was vigorously defended for more than three years. The case was settled for a nominal amount after Barbier won numerous key motions which included: precluding the use of statistical sampling; dismissing more than 60,000 alleged false claims; and dismissing the retaliation claims. United States of America ex rel Michaels v. Agape Senior, LLC; 3:12-cv-3466-JFA.Read More
Barbier has served as a special prosecutor for both the South Carolina Senate and House of Representatives Ethics Committees in matters involving alleged ethics violations of its members, including:Read More
In a civil forfeiture case, Barbier obtained a full dismissal of the case and an Order that all of her client’s seized monies be returned. In addition, the Court awarded the client attorney fees which at that time was the largest in the history of the District of South Carolina under CAFRA. United States of America v. $116,850.00 in United States Currency; 3:14-1794-JFA
Barbier prosecuted a defense contractor who billed the Department of Defense for more than $20 million dollars. Barbier’s prosecution of the case was featured on American Greed and the Discovery ID channel. Local Attorney Featured on Investigation Discovery SeriesRead More
Barbier was on the prosecution team in a high profile, public corruption RICO prosecution against a county sheriff who received a 17 year federal sentence. Prosecutor: Former Lee Co. sheriff ‘absolutely corrupt’Read More
Barbier prosecuted the first cockfighting case in the country under the revised Animal Welfare Act against 27 cockfighters. All of the defendants were convicted. Williamsburg County cockfighting ringleader sentencedRead More