We defend individuals and corporations against large-scale federal and state white collar prosecutions and investigations. Our firm also litigates complex parallel civil matters, including forfeiture actions brought by the SEC and FINRA.Federal And White Collar Crimes
Our firm delivers the strong, skilled defense our clients need in cases involving allegations of violence, illegal drugs, sex offenses and more. We routinely win acquittals in cases ranging from state court security fraud and Martin Act violations to large-scale narcotics trafficking, vehicular crimes and murder charges.Criminal Defense - State Crimes
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“Edward V. Sapone is pound for pound one of the best criminal attorneys in this country. He is a zealous and tireless advocate for his clients. I personally witnessed on more than one occasion Mr. Sapone extract the innocent out of criminal and civil matters, not of their making. I highly recommend him for anyone who wants the ultimate defender in his or her corner.”
“As District Attorney of Nassau County for 31 years and a former federal prosecutor, I have encountered some of the best criminal defense attorneys in New York State. The hallmark of a truly phenomenal criminal lawyer is the ability to be both a great trial lawyer and a strong negotiator, while maintaining credibility at all times. William Petrillo possesses these skills. He has earned a stellar reputation within the legal community as an outstanding, gifted trial attorney.”
“As a judge, I presided over felony cases for ten years. Bill Petrillo appeared before me on many occasions. He is as tenacious and talented an attorney as I ever encountered. Bill is an extraordinary advocate and I would strongly recommend him.”
“Bill Petrillo is a relentless super-talent with incredible drive, focus and work ethic. He has a razor sharp mind and is lightning quick on his feet. Bill is as powerful, energetic and persuasive in the courtroom as any lawyer I have ever seen.”
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UNITED STATES v. SEALS
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York: Defendant indicted for role in $100 million pump-and-dump penny stock fraud scheme. Defendant faced up to 20 years in prison. Mr. Sapone negotiated a resolution with a five-year prison cap. Sentence obtained: probation.
UNITED STATES v. A.M.
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey: Indicted for Wire Fraud; loss amount between $2,500,000.00 and $7,000,000.00. Three-week jury trial; Verdict: hung jury. Trial judge granted our post-trial Rule 29 motion seeking a directed acquittal of all charges. Defendant acquitted, and double jeopardy clause bars re-trial.
UNITED STATES v. GARCIA-REYNOSO
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York: Two-week jury trial; defendant acquitted of Hostage-taking, Kidnapping and Conspiracy. Convicted of one count of Hostage Taking and Alien Transportation. Sentence: 20 years’ incarceration. Appealed to U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit. Hostage-taking conviction reversed. Defendant re-sentenced to time served.