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Jury selection to begin for Trump’s hush money trial

NPR’s Ayesha Rascoe asks attorney Karen Friedman Agnifilo about Donald Trump’s upcoming hush money trial.

NPR, 04/15/2024

‘All Systems Go:’ Meet the Legal Analyst Guiding America Through the Trump Trial

Los Angeles Magazine spoke to legal analyst Karen Friedman Agnifilo about covering Donald Trump’s upcoming criminal trial.

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Trump’s NY Criminal Trial May Be Most Important of All: Former Manhattan DA Prosecutor

Article by Karen Agnifilo


Trump on Trial Sidebar: What’s Happening, 04/08/2024

Construction Bosses Found Not Guilty in Crane Collapse Trial

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Law 360, 01/04/2024

Ex-Prosecutor Breaks Down Mark Meadows’ ‘Incredibly Risky’ Play: ‘A Hail Mary’

Karen Agnifilo on CNN at Huffpost website

Huffpost, 08/29/2023

‘Biased.’ ‘Corrupt.’ ‘Deranged.’ Trump’s Taunts Test Limits of Release.

Donald Trump in NY Times

Karen Agnifilo commentary appears in this story.

New York Times, 08/16/2023

Source: Mark Meadows Testified Before Grand Jury in Special Counsel Investigation of Trump

Karen Agnifilo appearing on Erin Burnett OutFront

Why Prosecutors Waited Before They Charged Daniel Penny

Alvin Bragg, Manhattan DA

New York Times, 05/17/2023

In Trump Case, Bragg Pursues a Common Charge With a Rarely Used Strategy

Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg

Karen Agnifilo commentary appears in this story.

New York Times, 05/07/2023

Federal Judge Suspends FDA Approval of Abortion Pill; Justice Department Has One Week to Appeal Ruling

Karen Agnifilo on panel, Erin Burnett OutFront

Trump Lawyer: Hush Money Scheme “Extortion” Unrelated to Campaign

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Jack Smith closes in on Trump family as Fulton County readies Indictments

Legal AF Podcast, 03/05/2023

Alvin Bragg Exclusive Interview: Trump Sentencing

Meidas Touch, 03/05/2023

Ex-Goldman Exec Cites Malaysian Jail In 1MDB Leniency Bid

Law360, 02/27/2023

Crime of the Centuries Tomb raiders, crooked art dealers, and museum curators fed Michael Steinhardt’s addiction to antiquities

New York Magazine, 02/15/2023

Trump rape case: Lawyer blasts the former president’s offer to finally submit DNA as a ‘bad faith’ delay tactic

Business Insider, 02/10/2023

Mark Pomerantz Comfortable His Book Won’t Harm Prosecutors in Trump Probe

After Trump Trial Win, Alvin Bragg Prepares for Year 2

New York Times, 01/15/2023

Who is Jack Smith? Newest Trump special counsel called ‘perfect for the job’

Jack Smith, the latest special counsel to draw the unenviable task of investigating former President Donald Trump, was described by his former colleagues Friday as a hard-nosed, by-the-book litigator.

New York Post, 11/18/2022

Defendants plead not guilty in case of $100 million New Jersey deli

CNBC, 10/11/2022

Bodega Clerk Who Fatally Stabbed Man Will Not Face Charges

New York Times, 07/19/2022

Marc Agnifilo Argues Key Witness in Malaysia Fund Trial Isn’t Credible

Aside from Leissner’s testimony, the government failed to prove Roger Ng broke the law.

Meet The Attorneys Repping Ex-Goldman Exec In 1MDB Trial

Law360, 02/04/2022

Manhattan DA’s top deputy Karen Agnifilo lands at law firm Geragos Global

The Devil You Know

Why were two teens in Carmel, New York, locked up for murder, while police didn’t question a local criminal with a mile-long rap sheet?

Rolling Stone, 08/23/2021

Hope for Swiss Bankers Stranded by Indictments

A U.S. court decision could open the door for indicted Swiss bankers to unshackle themselves of indictments dating as far back as 2010.

FinNews, 08/13/2021

Courts Scramble to Find COVID Solutions, Face Long-term Issues

Courts struggle to find solutions for moving cases forward despite the pandemic.

Legal Reader, 04/28/2020

Ex-Publishing Executives Plead Guilty, Avoid Jail Time in Case Linked to Newsweek Magazine

Marc Agnifilo said the plea will allow Uzac to put the matter behind him. “Because the loans were fully repaid, we were offered, and we accepted, a non-jail resolution,” Agnifilo said in a statement.

Former Newsweek Executive Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Mr. Uzac and Mr. Anderson both entered guilty pleas Friday to one count each of first-degree scheme to defraud and second-degree money laundering in a lower Manhattan courtroom. They are set to be sentenced in April and aren’t expected to serve prison time, under terms agreed to by the judge overseeing the case, Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Ruth Pickholz, who said Friday that she could sentence them to probation, community service or some combination of both.

Ex-Newsweek owner dodges jail after pleading guilty in money-laundering scandal

New York Post, 02/14/2020

‘Staggering’ Series of Late Disclosures by Manhattan ADA Leads to Dismissal of Bribery Charges for Engineer

Obus detailed a “staggering” series of late disclosures in Pierides’ case, despite clear instructions from the judge and repeated requests from Pierides’ defense lawyers, Marc Agnifilo, Teny Geragos and Andrea Zellan of the firm Brafman & Associates.

Judge Axes NY Bribery Case Over DA’s Evidence Handling

His attorneys moved to dismiss the case in mid-January, after the DA’s office disclosed a deluge of information ahead of a trial scheduled for Jan. 21, including a recording of an interview in which Ifeanyi “Manny” Madu, the DEP official involved, denied taking bribes.

Law360, 05/05/2020

Ex-Goldman Exec Pleads Not Guilty In US 1MDB Case

A former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. managing director appeared and pled not guilty in Brooklyn federal court on Monday after being extradited from Malaysia to face U.S. charges in the alleged $2.7 billion fraud on Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Bhd

Law360, 05/06/2019

Ex-Goldman Exec Agrees To Face 1MDB Charges In US

Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. managing director Roger Ng Chong Hwa has agreed to be extradited from Malaysia to the U.S. to face charges of conspiring to misappropriate more than $2.7 billion from Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad.

Law360, 02/15/2020

Marc Agnifilo: NXIVM leader ‘never threatened anybody about anything’

Marc Agnifilo, attorney for NXIVM’s Keith Raniere, tells NBC News’ Megyn Kelly he doesn’t know why anyone could feel “physically threatened by Keith Raniere or anyone in NXIVM.”

NBC News, 08/06/2018

Former Oyster Bay Supervisor Found Not Guilty of All Charges

Jurors on Long Island delivered a partial verdict on Thursday in a political corruption trial of three defendants, acquitting John Venditto, the former supervisor of the Town of Oyster Bay on charges of conspiracy, bribery, fraud, making false statements and obstructing justice.

New York Times, 04/23/2018

Shkreli Gets Seven-Year Prison Sentence for Stock Fraud Conviction

New York Times, 04/06/2018

A Swiss Banker Helped Americans Dodge Taxes. Was It a Crime?

Mr. Buck’s acquittal reverberated through the legal community. The Justice Department had now lost the three cases it had tried against foreign bankers who helped Americans avoid taxes.

New York Times, 04/16/2018

Lawyers for Manganos and Venditto File Flurry of Pretrial Motions

Newsday, 01/15/2018

U.S. Jury Finds Former Swiss Banker Not Guilty of Aiding Tax Fraud

A former Swiss banker was found not guilty on Tuesday of U.S. charges that he conspired to help Americans hide millions of dollars in offshore accounts to evade taxes.

Reuters, 11/21/2017

Defense in ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli Case to Rest Without Calling Witnesses

Washington Post, 07/11/2017

Shkreli’s former lawyer claims to have knowledge of uncharged alleged crimes

CNBC, 04/07/2017

Anthony DiPippo Found Not Guilty of Josette Wright’s Murder in Putnam

Lohud, 10/11/2016

Guy Who Hired Hairdressers as Safety Inspectors Won’t Go to Jail

New York Post, 04/22/2016

Club Owner Cleared in Killings

Questria, 12/14/2012

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Released Without Bail

DNAInfo, 07/01/2011

For Couple, Strauss Kahn Is a Case for Silence

New York Times, 06/20/2011

Inside a Case Against 2 Men Who Sold Arms

New York Times, 05/15/2008

Charlie Shrem’s Poetic and Beautifully Written Sentencing Memo

Observer, 12/22/2004