ONE WEEK BEFORE TRIAL, charges against Mr. Gapasin's client are DISMISSED AND WITHDRAWN. No Federal Conviction, NO Confinement.
March 9, 2020, U.S. v. E-2, United States Air Force, Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico. Airman is accused of the serious offense of the distribution of illegal substances in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Airman adamantly denies participation in any such activity and retains Mr. Gapasin to represent him. According to two other Airman, one of which agrees to testify under a grant of immunity, Gapasin's client provides the name and contact information of the seller, then takes the other Airman to an apartment complex in town, and directs the sale of drugs from this seller to the two Airmen. Both give statements to OSI that the client was present and arranged the distribution, but client continues to deny participating. Gapasin conducts his investigation and learns that both committed false official statements to OSI in order to save their own skins. Both are well-known drug users at Holloman AFB, yet the Government never even obtained a positive urinalysis on Gapasin's client. Not only did Gapasin expose several contradictions and inconsistencies in the two “snitches'” expected testimony, but Gapasin's review of the data extraction on the cell phones did not reveal texts from the client to the buyers as he was accused of having. Lastly, Gapasin presented the Government with its “Alibi” witness, who was expected to testify that Gapasin's client was not even in Alamogordo, NM at the time of the alleged distribution. RESULT: ONE WEEK BEFORE TRIAL, charges against Mr. Gapasin's client are DISMISSED AND WITHDRAWN. No Federal Conviction, NO Confinement.