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Jonathan Majors convicted of reckless assault and harassment
The Law Office of Matthew Galluzzo, PLLC Team

Famous Hollywood actor Jonathan Majors was convicted today by a Manhattan jury of having previously assaulted his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari, following almost two days of jury deliberations. Specifically, the jury concluded that Mr. Majors was guilty of reckless assault in violation of New York Penal Law Section 120.00 (Assault in the Third Degree, a Class…

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Jumping a Turnstile: How a little mistake can become a big problem
The Law Office of Matthew Galluzzo, PLLC Team

Jumping a turnstile: How a little mistake can become a big problem. Imagine this scenario: You’re running late for an important meeting in the city, and as you are standing at the subway turnstile you can see the subway train pulling up to the platform. In a nervous rush, you swipe your Metrocard only to…

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Desk Appearance Tickets from JFK Airport
The Law Office of Matthew Galluzzo, PLLC Team

Thousands of domestic and international travelers pass through John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City every day. It should be unsurprising, then, that every day, Port Authority Police officers arrest a few travelers and give them Desk Appearance Tickets. A Desk Appearance Ticket is a summons given to a person who has been arrested…

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French developer Aurélien Michel pleads guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud.
The Law Office of Matthew Galluzzo, PLLC Team

On November 14, 2023, French footballer Aurélien Michel appeared in federal court before the United States Magistrate Judge Vera M. Scanlon and pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud. Aurélien Michel was initially arrested on January 4, 2023, as he passed through JFK airport. He was immediately taken into custody and brought before a…

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Matthew Galluzzo once again named Super Lawyer in New York for criminal defense
The Law Office of Matthew Galluzzo, PLLC Team

Matthew Galluzzo has once again been recognized as one of the top criminal defense lawyers in the New York metropolitan area. Every year, Super Lawyers, a publication compiled by Thomson Reuters, receives nominations from lawyers in the community and then ranks those nominees based upon peer evaluations and a dozen objective categories. Only 5% of…

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U.S. Senator Bob Menendez and his wife accused of corruption in federal indictment.
The Law Office of Matthew Galluzzo, PLLC Team

On September 22, following an investigation conducted since 2018 by the FBI, Republican Senator Bob Menendez and his wife Nadine Menendez were charged with federal bribery offenses. According to the indictment filed in the Southern District of New York, Bob and Nadine Menendez were bribed by three Egyptian businessmen: Will Hana, Jose Uribe and Fred…

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French developer Aurélien Michel is charged with Fraud for alleged $ 2.9 million NFT rug pull
The Law Office of Matthew Galluzzo, PLLC Team

French developer Aurélien Michel is charged with Fraud for alleged $ 2.9 NFT’s rug pull On January 4, 2023, French footballer, Aurélien Michel, was arrested by US authorities as he passed through JFK airport. He was immediately taken into custody and brought before a federal judge in Brooklyn, where he was arraigned on a complaint…

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18 USC 3582(c)(2) – reduction in federal sentences based on August 2023 changes to criminal history category calculations for those who committed crimes while on probation or parole
The Law Office of Matthew Galluzzo, PLLC Team

In August 2023, the United States Sentencing Commission decided to change the way that some federal defendants’ criminal history scores are calculated for sentencing purposes. Previously, those found to have committed their crimes while “under any criminal justice sentence, including probation, parole, supervised release, imprisonment, work release, or escape status,” had two points added to…

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Woodbury Commons: Desk Appearance Tickets for foreign citizens accused of shoplifting
The Law Office of Matthew Galluzzo, PLLC Team

Woodbury Commons, located in Woodbury, New York, is a well-known outlet mall with high-end stores including: Adidas, Armani, Balenciaga, Balmain, Burberry, Brioni, Canali, Chloe, Coach, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Ferragamo, Givenchy, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Kenzo, Lacoste, Lanvin, Longchamp, Lululemon, Maison Margiela, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Moncler, Montblanc, Movado, Nike, Roberto Cavalli, Prada,…

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Penal Law 220.77 – operating as a major trafficker (Class A-I felony)
The Law Office of Matthew Galluzzo, PLLC Team

One of the most serious charges in New York state criminal law is Operating as a Major Trafficker, in violation of Penal Law 220.77. That charge makes it a Class A-I felony to traffic in controlled substances worth $75,000.00 or more. This can be accomplished in three different ways:1. act[] as a director of a…

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