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03/22/2013

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 »

02/13/2013

Angelo MacDonald achieves “not guilty” verdict for client in Bronx gun trial

Angelo MacDonald, experienced trial attorney at Pappalardo & Pappalardo, achieved a “not guilty” verdict in a gun trial before the Hon. Dominic R. Massaro in the Bronx County Supreme Court. Angelo MacDonald represented a man charged with two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree under Penal Law § 265.03(3), and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree […] read more »

02/01/2013

Minor arrest record could hinder future employment

A U.S. Department of Justice report released in June of 2012 showed that students who have criminal records, even for minor criminal charges, face obstacles in obtaining employment, even when they are otherwise qualified for the position to which they are applying. Having a criminal record “will keep many people from obtaining employment, even if they have paid their dues, are qualified for the job and […] read more »

01/28/2013

Angelo MacDonald’s client pleads “not guilty” to alleged serial murders

Angelo MacDonald, experienced trial attorney at Pappalardo & Pappalardo, appeared today with client Lucius Crawford at his arraignment before the Hon. Barbara Zambelli in the Westchester County Court, with Crawford pleading not guilty to charges that he killed two women in Westchester. Click here to see video from today’s court appearance. Crawford was indicted by a Westchester County grand jury for the December 2012 murder of […] read more »

01/07/2013

Angelo MacDonald to appear on tonight’s episode of “True Crime with Aphrodite Jones”

Pappalardo & Pappalardo’s Angelo MacDonald will be featured in tonight’s episode of True Crime with Aphrodite Jones, airing at 10 p.m. on the Investigation Discovery Channel. In tonight’s episode, “Sex and Death in the O.C.,” Aprodite Jones 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 […] read more »

12/06/2012

Angelo MacDonald representing alleged serial killer in Mount Vernon murder case

Angelo MacDonald, experienced trial attorney at Pappalardo & Pappalardo, will be representing Lucius Crawford, a 60-year-old Mount Vernon resident who has been charged in the Mount Vernon City Court with the murder of 42-year-old Tanya Simmons. Crawford has also been indicated in the 1993 murder of 23-year-old Learonda Shealy in Yonkers, and the 1993 murder of 38-year-old Nella West in the Bronx, with the press already […] read more »

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12/05/2012

John Pappalardo achieves dismissal of criminal charges in forgery case

Pappalardo & Pappalardo succeeded in getting all criminal charges dismissed against their client in a forgery case on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, in the Eastchester Town Court. John D. Pappalardo, managing partner of the firm, represented a woman charged with Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree. Criminal Possession of a Forged […] read more »

Posted at 6:45 PM in Criminal Law, White Collar Crime | Permalink
12/05/2012

John Pappalardo gets criminal charges dismissed in Eastchester attempted robbery case

Pappalardo & Pappalardo succeeded in getting all criminal charges dismissed against a 21-year-old man on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, in the Eastchester Town Court. John D. Pappalardo, managing partner of the firm, represented the young man who was charged with Attempted Robbery in the First Degree from an incident at an Eastchester pub on January 9, 2012. Attempted Robbery in the First Degree is a C […] read more »

Posted at 5:47 PM in Criminal Law, Robbery | Permalink
11/29/2012

Jeffrey Scaggs Obtains “Not Guilty” Verdict in Mount Vernon City Court Jury Trial

Jeffrey Scaggs of Pappalardo & Pappalardo successfully defended his client against the charge of Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree. It was alleged by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office that Jeffrey Scaggs’ client intentionally violated an order of protection issued by the Court. The trial, held in the Mount Vernon City Court before the Hon. Adam Seiden, lasted several days, with both sides calling numerous […] read more »

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11/15/2012

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 »