As a federal prosecutor:
In January 1980, Mr. Weintraub prosecuted the first criminal jury trial in the newly constructed United States Courthouse on Spring Street in Atlanta.
In 1983, Mr. Weintraub prosecuted an 11-week long $l.5 million dollar international loan fraud scheme which, as of the date the jury verdict was returned on April 4, 1983, was the second longest jury trial ever prosecuted in the United States District Court in Atlanta.
In 1983, Mr. Weintraub also began the prosecution of, at that time, the largest bribe ever attempted in the history of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) when he prosecuted two men for paying $500,000.00 in cash, together with promissory notes, to an IRS Agent. This bribe was paid in an effort to wipe out a $6 million dollar tax debt owed by one of the defendants and to also have the Agent terminate the IRS’ probe of a tax-shelter scheme being promoted by that defendant.
In May-June, 1984, Mr. Weintraub’s $1.5 million dollar international fraud case referred to above found itself before the House of Lords in England. Although the trial of five of the defendants in that case was completed, another defendant being prosecuted by Mr. Weintraub was a banker in London. This banker was fighting extradition to the United States where Mr. Weintraub was waiting to try him before a jury in Atlanta. The House of Lords decided this case in favor of extradition to the United States and the decision is reported in Great Britain as United States Government v. John H. McCaffery (H.I.(E.)), 1W.L.R. 867 (1984). This decision has become a leading authority cited worldwide on the applicability of the Extradition Treaties between the United States and England. Before the case made its way to the House of Lords there was a lengthy sixty-page decision denying extradition written in the Divisional Court of the Queen’s Bench Division in The High Court Of Justice issued on November 28, 1983.