REPRESENTATIVE CRIMINAL DEFENSE CASES

  • 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
  • representation of former school administrator charged in more than $600,000 federal mail fraud scheme in New Jersey

  • representation of the lead defendant in what is commonly referred to as the "Fort Dix Six" terrorism case in federal court in New Jersey 

  • representation of licensed Clinical Psychologist in federal criminal health care fraud case and corresponding licensing revocation proceedings
  • 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.
  • representation of City Councilman charged federally in New Jersey with accepting bribes in connection with official position
  • 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

  • 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 federally with campaign fund abuses and income tax evasion
  • representation of individual charged federally in New Jersey with mail fraud and FDA drug misbranding based on illegal importation of foreign-manufactured flu vaccine
  • representation of Podiatrist charged federally in Pennsylvania with Medicaid fraud
  • representation of individual charged in federal corruption scheme involving Philadelphia Police Mounted Unit
  • representation of prominent NJ businessman charged in federal court in $6 million wire fraud scheme
  • represention of teenager charged as an adult with manslaughter while eluding police during joy ride in parent's vehicle

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