News Coverage

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Courts Scramble to Find COVID Solutions, Face Long-term Issues

Courts struggle to find solutions for moving cases forward despite the pandemic.

Legal Reader, 04/28/2020

Ex-Publishing Executives Plead Guilty, Avoid Jail Time in Case Linked to Newsweek Magazine

Marc Agnifilo said the plea will allow Uzac to put the matter behind him. “Because the loans were fully repaid, we were offered, and we accepted, a non-jail resolution,” Agnifilo said in a statement.

Former Newsweek Executive Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Mr. Uzac and Mr. Anderson both entered guilty pleas Friday to one count each of first-degree scheme to defraud and second-degree money laundering in a lower Manhattan courtroom. They are set to be sentenced in April and aren’t expected to serve prison time, under terms agreed to by the judge overseeing the case, Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Ruth Pickholz, who said Friday that she could sentence them to probation, community service or some combination of both.

Ex-Newsweek owner dodges jail after pleading guilty in money-laundering scandal

New York Post, 02/14/2020

‘Staggering’ Series of Late Disclosures by Manhattan ADA Leads to Dismissal of Bribery Charges for Engineer

Obus detailed a “staggering” series of late disclosures in Pierides’ case, despite clear instructions from the judge and repeated requests from Pierides’ defense lawyers, Marc Agnifilo, Teny Geragos and Andrea Zellan of the firm Brafman & Associates.


Judge Axes NY Bribery Case Over DA’s Evidence Handling

His attorneys moved to dismiss the case in mid-January, after the DA’s office disclosed a deluge of information ahead of a trial scheduled for Jan. 21, including a recording of an interview in which Ifeanyi “Manny” Madu, the DEP official involved, denied taking bribes.


Ex-Goldman Exec Pleads Not Guilty In US 1MDB Case

A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. managing director appeared and pled not guilty in Brooklyn federal court on Monday after being extradited from Malaysia to face U.S. charges in the alleged $2.7 billion fraud on Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Bhd


Ex-Goldman Exec Agrees To Face 1MDB Charges In US

Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. managing director Roger Ng Chong Hwa has agreed to be extradited from Malaysia to the U.S. to face charges of conspiring to misappropriate more than $2.7 billion from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad.


Former Oyster Bay Supervisor Found Not Guilty of All Charges

Jurors on Long Island delivered a partial verdict on Thursday in a political corruption trial of three defendants, acquitting John Venditto, the former supervisor of the Town of Oyster Bay on charges of conspiracy, bribery, fraud, making false statements and obstructing justice.


Shkreli Gets Seven-Year Prison Sentence for Stock Fraud Conviction


A Swiss Banker Helped Americans Dodge Taxes. Was It a Crime?

Mr. Buck’s acquittal reverberated through the legal community. The Justice Department had now lost the three cases it had tried against foreign bankers who helped Americans avoid taxes.


U.S. jury finds former Swiss banker not guilty of aiding tax fraud

A former Swiss banker was found not guilty on Tuesday of U.S. charges that he conspired to help Americans hide millions of dollars in offshore accounts to evade taxes.


Defense in ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli Case to Rest Without Calling Witnesses


Shkreli’s former lawyer claims to have knowledge of uncharged alleged crimes


Anthony DiPippo Found Not Guilty of Josette Wright’s Murder in Putnam


Club Owner Cleared in Killings


Dominique Strauss-Kahn Released Without Bail


Inside a Case Against 2 Men Who Sold Arms


Charlie Shrem’s Poetic and Beautifully Written Sentencing Memo


Guy Who Hired Hairdressers as Safety Inspectors Won’t Go to Jail


Lawyers for Manganos and Venditto File Flurry of Pretrial Motions