REPRESENTATIVE CRIMINAL DEFENSE CASES

  • representation of Penn State student charged with felony and other offenses regarding the death of another Penn State student allegedly as the result of hazing; the most serious charges of aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter and others were dismissed after each of three lengthy preliminary hearings (PA Court of Common Pleas, Centre County)
  • representation of licensed medical professional charged with criminal contempt for violation of temporary restraining order which TRO was dismissed after trial; the client was found not guilty of criminal contempt after trial at which a difficult and unique "advice of counsel" defense was successfully mounted by Mr. Cipparone (New Jersey Superior Court, Gloucester County)

  • representation at jury trial of a Penn State student accused of various sexual assault crimes in a date rape allegation at Penn State; the jury found the client not guilty of all 7 charges against him (PA Court of Common Pleas, Centre County)

  • representation of owner of iconic Ocean City NJ Boardwalk pizza establishment charged with federal crime of tax evasion regarding alleged almost $1 million in unreported income; case resolved to a dismissal of those charges and a negotiated guilty plea to making a false statement to IRS agents and a probation sentencing guideline range (U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey)
  • representation of former school administrator charged in more than $600,000 federal mail fraud scheme in New Jersey (U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey)

  • representation of the lead defendant in what is commonly referred to as the "Fort Dix Six" terrorism case in federal court (U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey)

  • representation of licensed Clinical Psychologist in federal criminal health care fraud case and corresponding licensing revocation proceedings (U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey)
  • representation of Dean of Students of a major New Jersey university in apparent first ever case charging administrator with aggravated hazing related to alcohol poisoning death of student.  Mr. Cipparone successfully convinced the prosecutor to dismiss all charges brought by the grand jury (New Jersey Superior Court, Mercer County)
  • representation of City Councilman charged with federal crime of accepting bribes in connection with official position (U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey)
  • representation of Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of publicly traded company charged federally in Pennsylvania with $14 million bank fraud scheme and also in related civil securities fraud action brought by SEC (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania)

  • representation of securities broker regarding potential criminal liability for access to alleged proprietary information of brokerage firm.  The broker client was subpoenaed to testify in a FINRA arbitration between brokerage firms in a dispute over "raiding".  Mr. Cipparone -- prior to and during the arbitration -- advised the client regarding the specter of criminal liability; rendered positions on the client's behalf to the arbitration panel; and advised the client regarding the questions posed during the arbitration.  No criminal charges ever were filed against the client.

  • representation of former NJ township Mayor and State Assemblyman charged with federal crimes including campaign fund abuses and income tax evasion (U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey)
  • representation of individual charged federally in New Jersey with mail fraud and FDA drug misbranding based on illegal importation of foreign-manufactured flu vaccine (U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey)
  • representation of Podiatrist charged in federal court with crime of Medicaid fraud (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania)
  • representation of individual charged in federal corruption scheme involving Philadelphia Police Mounted Unit (U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania)
  • representation of prominent NJ businessman charged in federal court in $6 million wire fraud scheme (U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey)
  • representation of teenager charged as an adult with manslaughter while eluding police during joy ride in parent's vehicle (New Jersey Superior Court, Camden County)

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