21 Years Behind Bars—Wrongfully: The Freeing of Sharrif Wilson

February 6, 2014
Sharrif Wilson Freed

Procedural Posture: I represent Sharrif Wilson. His co-defendant, Antonio “Tony” Yarbough, is represented by Zachary Margulis-Ohuma and Philip Smallman. We have sought release of our clients who have been incarcerated since June 1992. They were convicted for the triple homicide of Yarbough’s mother, 12 year-old sister, and another 12 year-old girl. The case (No. 7325-92), […]

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NYDailyNews: Husband Spends Wife’s $700,000 on His Mistress

January 2, 2014

By Dareh Gregorian / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A wealthy Manhattan woman says a tanning salon employee she married duped her out of $700,000, telling her he needed the money to pay off gambling debts. In reality, Steven Lalicata’s “gambling debt” was a girlfriend in New Jersey who liked to be showered with jewelry and presents, according […]

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New York Post: Colombo mob boss Thomas (Tommy Shots) Gioeli could beat ninth murder rap

May 24, 2013

By John Marzulli / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Colombo boss Thomas (Tommy Shots) Gioeli may be getting another shot at beating a murder rap. Gioeli’s sentencing next week on racketeering charges has been postponed indefinitely after federal prosecutors informed Brooklyn Judge Brian Cogan that new information has surfaced implicating someone other than Gioeli in a 1991 murder […]

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Yonkers man charged in killing, faces death penalty

May 22, 2013

By Eric Shilling/ loud.com An alleged gang member from Yonkers known as Smurf was indicted Wednesday on murder charges. Federal prosecutors said he shot dead a rival gang member in July 2011. Marquis Jacobs has been in federal custody on drug charges since a December 2011 arrest, but on Wednesday, prosecutors unsealed a new indictment […]

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New York Daily News: Manhattan DWI Attorney Sues for Breathalyzer Maintenance Records, Claiming Broken Machines are Put Back in Service

February 6, 2013

By Barbara Ross Suspecting the NYPD might have blown it on maintaining its 28 Breathalyzer machines, a Manhattan defense lawyer is suing for access to maintenance records. Adam Perlmutter says in papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court that he has records showing at least one malfunctioning machine was put back into service without being repaired. […]

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New York Post: Colombo ‘Killers’ Beat Murder Raps

May 10, 2012
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By Mitchel Maddux, David K. Li and Dan Mangan In a shocking split verdict, Brooklyn federal jurors yesterday acquitted former Colombo crime- family boss Thomas “Tommy Shots” Gioeli of direct involvement in six murders, and Colombo soldier Dino “Little Dino” Saracino of three gangland slayings. Gioeli and Saracino, who were spared life sentences, rejoiced after […]

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New York Post: Reputed mob boss cleared of killing officer

May 9, 2012

By Mitchel Maddux May 9, 2012 A Brooklyn jury today cleared two notorious mobsters on all murder charges they faced, in a stunning setback for federal prosecutors. Thomas “Tommy Shots” Gioeli beat the rap on six murder counts while soldier Dino “Little Dino” Saracino was cleared for three rubouts. They were both cleared in connection […]

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Associated Press: Two in Mob family convicted, but not for killing cop in 1997

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By Tom Hays Wednesday, May 9, 2012 NEW YORK — A reputed Mafia boss and a co-defendant were convicted Wednesday on racketeering charges, but they were acquitted of the most-shocking crime in their federal case: the unsolved gangland slaying of an off-duty New York Police Department officer in 1997. In a blow to prosecutors, a jury delivered the […]

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