Air Force Veteran and victim of workplace bullying found not guilty

Posted by on July 28, 2017 in Press & Internal News

Today our client was found not guilty of creating a disturbance at a federal facility by physically assaulting a co-worker. The complaining witness, a man who was 6 inches taller and 100 pounds heavier than our female client, accused our client of chest bumping him, repeatedly hitting him, and pinning him against a wall. During trial, Deputy Federal Public Defender Angela Viramontes presented evidence that the complaining witness had been actively targeting our client with unfounded threats, accusations, and complaints about her work performance. Attorney Viramontes also presented evidence that the complaining witness has instigated many confrontations with our client when their supervisors were not present. At trial, the Magistrate Court judge found him not credible, and doubted the plausibility of our client assaulting him given their history and physical size difference.

Attorney Angela Viramontes commented: “My client and I overjoyed with the result. I am glad my client was vindicated. The bullying will finally end now.”