Wrongful Detention by Foreign Government

In May, 2019, Gilbert attorneys helped secure the release of Todd Leininger, a U.S. citizen who had been imprisoned in Venezuela on questionable charges since 2014.  Although a Venezuelan court ordered our client’s release in May of 2018, Venezuelan authorities had refused to release him solely based on his American citizenship.  Gilbert attorneys worked for several years with high-level U.S. Government officials and Venezuelan legal and human rights experts to seek Todd’s release and safe return to the U.S.