Daniel Jay Vinatieri was falsely accused by the U. S. Department of Justice of a crime that allegedly occurred over 10 years ago! On April 14, 2021 twelve jurors unanimously found him NOT GUILTY! The ”investigation” in this case commenced in February of last year and was prompted by an “anonymous” tip fueled by jealousy. It resulted in our client being indicted in October. This was the first trial in the Lafayette/Lake Charles division of the Western District of Louisiana since the pandemic was declared last spring. I am truly grateful to our jury for the JUST verdict rendered. It was my honor to see Daniel and his fiancé prevail against a prosecution that should have never occurred.