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Historic Verdict

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.

Full Acquittal

In August 2018, Deborah obtained a full acquittal for a chiropractor in a two week federal healthcare fraud prosecution.

Additional Noteworthy Mentions

Prosecuted the Director of Finance at the SC Dept of Social Services

June 6, 2010

Barbier prosecuted the Director of Finance at the South Carolina Department of Social Services who conspired to steal more than $5 million dollars from the State of South Carolina in addition to more than one hundred check cashers. Ex-DSS finance chief gets 10 years for fraud

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Barbier Prosecutor in Qui Tam Lawsuit Against the Largest Teaching Hospital in the State

March 6, 2010

Barbier represented the government in a qui tam lawsuit against the largest teaching hospital in the state under the False Claims Act which resulted in a multimillion dollar settlement. United States of America ex rel Burdick v. Medical University of South Carolina, et al;  2:00-cv-2724-FBH.

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Prosecuted Physicians for the distribution of Oxycontin

September 22, 2003

Barbier prosecuted and convicted seven physicians at a Myrtle Beach, SC pain clinic for the distribution of Oxycontin. US SC: Former Pain Clinic Owner Gets 15 Years

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Multi-million Dollar per diem Fraud Cases

June 6, 2000

Barbier prosecuted several multi-million dollar per diem fraud cases under the False Claims Act involving defense contractors. Aiken Standard Newspaper Archives – Friday, June 02, 2000

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