United States v. Peter G., et al., 02 CR 743 (RCC)(S.D.N.Y. 2003 – 2004)
Represented the alleged boss of the Gambino crime family and brother of John Gotti, in a highly publicized RICO case alleging a conspiracy to murder mafia turncoat Salvatore “Sammy the Bull” Gravano. Read Articles
People v. James R., Ind. No. 163/2005 (Richmond Co. 2005-2007)
Represented a Radiation Therapy Technologist in a “cold case.” The client was arrested in 2005 and charged with murdering his childhood friend thirteen years earlier in 1992. The defendant faced a possible 20 year sentence. On the day of jury selection, with the defendant already incarcerated for over two and a half years pending trial, defense counsel successfully negotiated a plea to a non-violent felony with an indeterminate sentence of 3 ½ to 7 years resulting in the defendant being eligible for release within six months or require him to be incarcerated for only an additional year.
United States v. Donald D., et al., 03 CR 328 (RJD)(E.D.N.Y. 2003 - 2005)
Represented a former All-American and NFL Buffalo Bill who was charged as the lead defendant in an international counterfeiting ring which purchased imitation Marlboro cigarettes from China and sold them via the internet from an Indian Reservation. While the case was pending, the defendant was indicted in Texas on separate counterfeiting charges and received a 24 month sentence of imprisonment. Defense counsel was successful in obtaining a reduced sentence from 57 months to a concurrent sentence of 24 months, resulting in no additional time. Read Article
United States v. Mohamed E., 06 – M – 333 (E.D.N.Y. 2006)
Successfully obtained the dismissal of all federal criminal charges for a client alleged to have defrauded Sprint for over one million dollars. The client was charged with obtaining unauthorized use of cellular services by “flashing” telephones. Defense counsel disproved Sprint’s expert’s theory of the case and convinced the government that no crime was committed, which resulted in the dismissal of all charges.
United States v. Vincenzo S., et al., Ind. No. 08 CR. 858 (WHP)(S.D.N.Y. 2008 – 2009)
Successfully obtained a time served sentence of five months for defendant charged in a highly publicized international drug ring which purchased numerous kilograms of cocaine from Central and South American drug organizations, including the Gulf Cartel, and smuggled them through New York to Italy. The defendant faced a ten year mandatory minimum sentence and deportation. After disproving the government’s theory of the case and uncovering exculpatory information, defense counsel secured a non-drug plea to attempting to evade currency transaction reporting requirements (“structuring”), and also spared the defendant from being deported. Read Articles
People v. Reginald D., Docket No. 2008KN041291 (Kings Co. 2008)
Successfully obtained the dismissal of all charges for a defendant named in a myriad of counts, including two counts of attempted murder and criminal use of a firearm, where it was alleged that the defendant shot the complaining witness in the back and fired multiple shots at another complaining witness, in broad daylight with numerous eye witnesses.
People v. Nelson C., Docket No. 2008BX058225 (Bronx Co. 2008-2010)
Successfully obtained the dismissal of all charges for a client alleged to have raped his estranged wife. Client was charged with Rape in the first degree and other related offenses, subjecting him to a lengthy term of imprisonment. Defense counsel exposed the alleged victim’s motive for making the false accusation and proved to the District Attorney’s Office that no crime had been committed, resulting in dismissal of all charges.
People v. Jamie L., Ind. No. 6140/2005 (Kings Co. 2005 – 2007)
Successfully obtained an acquittal of all charges after trial for a client charged with a gun point robbery after establishing his innocence through two polygraph exams and discrediting eyewitness testimony.
United States v. Salvatore B., et al., S6 05 CR 774 (KMW) (S.D.N.Y. 2007 – 2008)
Represented the president of Local 1181 of the Amalgamated Transit Union in a highly publicized Racketeering case alleging mob infiltration of the school bus union. Read Articles
People v. Leonardo C., Ind. No. 181/2007 (Richmond Co. 2007 – 2008)
Successfully secured bail and obtained a probationary sentence for a defendant who was alleged to have shot at a neighbor three times with two rifles and a hand gun, while wearing a bandoleer of ammunition in front of numerous eyewitnesses. Defense counsel was successful in obtaining a non-incarceratory sentence in spite of the defendant’s alleged conduct, which also included an hour-long standoff with authorities and a subsequent search warrant revealing numerous weapons and ammunition in his home. Read Articles
Cardiologist Spared Federal Criminal Prosecution For Tax Fraud (E.D.N.Y. 2005 - 2006)
Successfully prevented federal criminal prosecution for a highly renowned cardiologist alleged to have owed over Two Million Dollars in taxes.
People v. Joseph C., et al., Ind. No. 119/2003 (Richmond Co. 2003 – 2005)
Successfully obtained the dismissal of all charges on the eve of trial for a client charged in a highly publicized gang assault in Richmond County after establishing his innocence through a polygraph, alibi witnesses and investigative techniques which discredited the People’s main witnesses. Read Article
United States v. First United Equities, et al., 00 CR 1248 (NGG)(E.D.N.Y. 2004 - 2005)
Successfully obtained a downward departure from a possible sentence of 33 months imprisonment to Three Years probation for a broker charged in a multi-million dollar securities fraud scheme based on defense counsel’s detailed submission outlining his extraordinary medical circumstances.
People v. C. N., (New York Co. 2003 – 2004)
Prevented the possible suspension and/or revocation of a highly noted Neuro-Oncologist’s medical license by successfully avoiding a criminal conviction despite that he was alleged to have operated a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content three times the legal limit.
United States v. Madison Deane, et al. 04 CR 156 (LAP) (S.D.N.Y. 2004 – 2006))
Represented the president of I.S.B. Clearing Corporation, a Futures Commission Merchant, charged in a multi-million dollar scheme involving the foreign currency market. Read Article
United States v. American International Mortgage Bankers, et al., 02 CR 1298 (DRH)(E.D.N.Y. 2002 – 2005)
Successfully represented an attorney and president of American International Mortgage Bankers in a federal criminal prosecution alleging over Eighty Million Dollars in fraud.
United States v. Louis M., et al., 02 CR 1399 (NGG)(E.D.N.Y. 2003 – 2004)
After a highly publicized organized crime sting, defendant charged with RICO and Extortion received a downward departure from a possible sentence of 33 months imprisonment to Three Years Probation, based on defense counsel’s submission detailing the defendant’s extraordinary family circumstances.
People v. Thomas C., Ind. No. 2916/2006 (New York Co. 2006 – 2007)
Successfully avoided an incarceratory sentence and felony conviction for a New York City firefighter alleged to have assaulted the complaining witness with a glass, causing over 70 stitches after establishing that the client acted in self-defense.
United States v. Geoffrey H., et al., 04 CR 273 (NRB)(S.D.N.Y. 2004 – 2006)
Successfully obtained a downward departure from 24 months imprisonment to six months home confinement for a defendant charged in a highly publicized gambling operation with ties to organized crime.
United States v. Enrico P., et al., 07 CR 252 (LDW)(E.D.N.Y. 2006 – 2007)
Successfully obtained a downward departure to six months home detention for a defendant initially charged with a ten year mandatory minimum for growing numerous kilograms of marijuana hydroponically at multiple “grow houses” throughout Brooklyn, New York.
United States v. John C., et al., 06 CR 1179 (RJH)(S.D.N.Y. 2007 – 2008)
Represented a former wholesale representative with BNC Bank, a subsidiary of Lehman Brothers, in a highly publicized sting alleging mortgage fraud. Charges were ultimately dismissed after defense counsel convinced the government that the defendant’s conduct was not criminal.
People v. Vincent V., Ind. No. 388/05 (Richmond Co. 2005 – 2007)
Successfully represented a union employee charged with reckless murder and leaving the scene of an accident after it was alleged that he drove through a construction site striking several Department of Transportation employees resulting in a fatality.
People v. Alex F., et al., Docket No. 2008RI010560 (Richmond Co. 2008 – 2009)
Successfully obtained a non-criminal conviction for the lead defendant alleged to have possessed explosives and explosive substances, which were later recklessly discarded near a residential complex.
United States v. Paul J., et al.,06 CR 173(ERK)(E.D.N.Y. 2007)
Successfully obtained a downward departure to a non-incarceratory sentence for local business owner charged in federal criminal court with defrauding the IRS of over Two Million Dollars. Defense counsel was successful in reducing the amount owed to only Thirty-Three Thousand Dollars after establishing that a large portion of the fraud was attributable to the actions of the informant on the case and that the defendant under-reported expenses, which entitled him to a credit. Read Article