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John Pappalardo and Angelo MacDonald to appear on CBS’s 48 Hours

Pappalardo & Pappalardo’s John Pappalardo and Angelo MacDonald will be featured in tomorrow’s episode of 48 Hours, airing at 10 p.m. on CBS. In tomorrow night’s episode, “Murder in the O.C.,” 48 Hours reports on the murder of Bill McLaughlin and the trial that followed more than 15 years later. McLaughlin was killed by six gunshot wounds to the chest on December 15, 1994, in his […] read more »


John Pappalardo and Angelo MacDonald featured in new true crime novel Wealthy Men Only

Pappalardo & Pappalardo’s managing partner John Pappalardo and experienced trial attorney Angelo MacDonald are featured in Stella Sand’s latest true crime novel Wealthy Men Only: The True Story of a Lonely Millionaire, a Gorgeous Younger Woman, and the Love Triangle that Ended in Murder. In Wealthy Men Only, Stella Sands – author of five other crime books including The Dating Game Killer and Murder at Yale […] read more »


Justice Scalia Reminds Prosecutors that the Constitution Isn’t Optional in Melendez-Diaz

The recent United States Supreme Court holding in the case of Melendez-Diaz v. Massachusetts is a huge victory for criminal defense attorneys, and more importantly for the rights of defendants and the sanctity of the Constitution.  The attorneys at the Westchester, New York criminal defense law firm of Pappalardo & Pappalardo have been actively following this case, and are in a position to utilize it for […] read more »


Man Wrongfully Accused of Threatening to Kill President Obama Vindicated

It is an undeniable fact that 9/11 and the threat of terrorism has changed our country forever. Admirably, the safety of its citizenry has become our government’s top priority. However, this hyper-scrutiny and our knowledge of the consequences of anything less, has an unfortunate side effect: innocent citizens can become victims to the full weight of the power of the state. Take for example, the recent […] read more »