Cases & Clients

Representative Recent Case List – Federal Court District of New Jersey and the Southern District of New York

  • US V. RICO, SEC Fraud, Healthcare Fraud, and Money Laundering (18 U.S.C. §§ 1962, 1956, 1347; 17 C.F.R. § 240.10b-5; 31 U.S.C. §5342).
  • US v. Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud (18 U.S.C. 1343, 1341).
  • US v. Mortgage Fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1014).
  • US v. Possessing/ Advertising Child Pornography (18 U.S.C. § 2252, 2251).
  • US v. Distribution of Illegal Drugs (21 U.S.C. § 841, 846).
  • US v. Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (18 U.S.C. §922(g)).
  • US v. Tax Fraud (26 U.S.C. §7206).
  • US v. RICO, Gambling, Extortion, and Assault (18 U.S.C. §§ 1961-2, 1951, 1955, 1959).
  • US v. RICO (Drug Distribution, Gun in Connection with Violent Felony, Murder, Attempted Murder, and Drug Case) (18 U.S.C. § 1961-2).
  • US v. Internet Fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1030).
  • US v. Credit Card Fraud (15 U.S.C. § 1644).
  • US v. Aggravated Identity Theft (18 U.S.C. §1028A).
  • US v. Creating/ Selling False Identification Documents (18 U.S.C. § 1028).
  • US v. Bribery (Elected Officials) (18 U.S.C. § 201).
  • US v. Bank Robbery (18 U.S.C. § 2113).
  • US v. Hobbs Act Robberies (18 U.S.C. 1951).
  • US v. Bank Fraud (18 U.S.C. §1344).
  • US v. Mortgage Fraud (18 U.S.C. § 1014).
  • US v. Reentry after Deportation (8 U.S.C.§ 1326).

Representative Clients

  • Attorney – (New York City)
  • Emergency Room Doctor – (Newark, New Jersey)
  • Podiatrist – (Hamilton Township, New Jersey)
  • Construction Site Manager – (Fairfield, New Jersey)
  • Corporate President (Little Falls, New Jersey; Wayne, New Jersey)
  • Police Officer (Newton, Newark, Jersey City, New Jersey)
  • Home Health Care Worker (Edison, New Jersey)
  • CEO Corporation (Pomona, New York)
  • Union Official (Edison, New Jersey)
  • Local Candidate for Office (Jersey City, New Jersey)
  • Corrections Officer (Lumberton, New Jersey)
  • Bank Employee (Orange, New Jersey)
  • Business Owner (Brooklyn, New York)
  • Board of Education Employee (Piscataway, New Jersey)

Recent successes in Federal Court in the District of New Jersey and the Southern District of New York:

May 2018 – Dismissal of Hobbs Act Robbery charge

May 2018 – Received a 72 month sentence, 63 months below Advisory Guideline range

2017 – Received more than 30 below Guideline sentences including time served on several

2017 – Negotiated several below USSG pleas for clients

2016 – Negotiated a 20-year sentence (down from a 3 strikes life sentence) in a Bank Robbery case

2016 – Negotiated 35-month reduction in advisory USSG sentence in firearm case

2016 – Received 36 month sentence in fire arm case, substantially lower than advisory USSG

2016 – Negotiated plea to argue for 39-month sentence in RICO case involving allegations of drugs and violence case

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