Notable Federal Criminal Defense Cases

United States of America v. Harendra Singh

Lead counsel to Mr. Singh, a prominent Long Island restaurateur, in this high profile political corruption, tax evasion and obstruction of justice prosecution by the United States Attorney, EDNY. (Case is still pending.)

 

$30 Million Mortgage Fraud Conspiracy Acquittal

Achieved a full acquittal after a jury trial in the United States District Court, EDNY, before District Court Judge Arthur D. Spatt. Client was charged with conspiring with others, including lawyers, bankers, and other professionals, in carrying out a sophisticated scheme to defraud banks of mortgage proceeds totaling over $30 million. United States v. Joseph F.

 

United States of America v. Eric Jacobson, M.D.

Hired for the sentencing proceeding in this EDNY prosecution against Dr. Jacobson, who pleaded guilty to unlawfully distribution of pain medication to his patients. Achieved a favorable sentence after the submission of extensive written memoranda and a lengthy sentencing hearing before District Court Judge Joseph F. Bianco.

 

LIRR Disability Fraud Conspiracy

Attained a favorable plea disposition for a former LIRR employee charged with disability fraud in this muti-defendant federal conspiracy prosecution in the SDNY. United States v. Philip P.

 

Possession of Child Pornography

Achieved a 40 day jail sentence, with a minimum period of supervised release, for a 30 year old New York City media producer, charged in Federal Court with Possession of Child Pornography. Also litigated the NYS Megan ‘s Law sex offender registration classification to the minimum, Level 1, designation. United States v. Matthew S.

 

Long Island Terrorism Prosecution

Received national media attention as lead counsel to a Babylon teenager charged in Federal Court for Providing Material Support to a Known Foreign Terrorist Organization. United States v. Justin K.

 

Securities Fraud Investigation

Represented Chief Compliance Officer and Manager of a Long Island securities investment company investigated by the FBI for Securities Fraud. After an extensive defense investigation and negotiations with Southern District of New York federal prosecutors, achieved a no prosecution agreement.

 

Environmental Toxic Dumping Prosecution

Defended the owner of the former Lawrence Aviation Industries site, the largest undeveloped parcel of privately owned land in the Town of Brookhaven, in a Federal environmental crime prosecution alleging illegal toxic dumping. United States v. Gerald C.

 

Tax Preparer Indicted in IRS Investigation

Client charged in a multi-million dollar Federal Tax Evasion Conspiracy indictment in Federal Court. After extensive investigation and litigation, achieved a sentence of no jail with restitution and supervised release. United States v. Humberto G.

 

FBI ‘Mob Leak’ Case

Counsel to an Investigator for the Nevada State Attorney General ‘s Office, prosecuted in Federal Court for selling top-secret FBI documents that were given to alleged organized crime figures. United States v. Maria E.

 

Federal RICO Death Penalty Eligible Murder Cases

Represented three defendants in separate gang related murder cases in Federal Court, both resulting in favorable plea dispositions. Successfully advocated to the United States Department of Justice, in Washington D.C., against the imposition of the death penalty as a possible sentence in both RICO prosecutions. United States v. Yobany C; United States v. Edgardo S-G.

 

Cocaine Distribution Conspiracy

Retained by a Huntington man arrested for narcotics trafficking in Federal Court after a search warrant revealed 24 lbs. of cocaine and $3,000,000 inside of an apartment he owned. United States v. Adrian B.

Joint Task Force Drug Trafficking Investigation

Represented a Middle Island client arrested on Federal Cocaine Trafficking, Weapons Possession and Arson charges in Federal Court. Client was alleged to have been running a multimillion dollar drug ring on Long Island. United States v. Samuel T.

OxyCotin Distribution Ring

Successfully represented a Florida client indicted in Federal Court for participating in an OxyCotin distribution ring. Plea disposition resulted in a sentence of no jail and five years probation. United States v. Jacqueline B.

Stolen Car-Chop Shop Conspiracy

Lead counsel for Nassau County client charged in Federal Court with operating a stolen car ring on Long Island. United States v. Thomas R.

MacArthur Airport Pipe Bomb Case

Defended a Florida client charged in Federal Court with various crimes for attempting to board a plane at MacArthur with a pipe bomb, fireworks and a 7 inch knife in his backpack. United States v. Steven N.

 

NHL Player Investment Fraud Trial

Retained by a prominent CA attorney to represent him as a trial witness in the federal prosecution of two financial planners who were accused of diverting the investments of various professional hockey players, including former New York Islanders players Michael Peca and Bryan Berard.