Representations

We've represented individuals in complex and sensitive matters in the following areas.

Trials

  • Acquittal of a construction manager of a national construction firm after seven-month trial in New York Supreme Court arising from a mini-crane collapse in Harlem 

  • Represented Goldman Sachs banker at trial on charges arising from the 1MDB scandal, specifically charges of FCPA and money laundering in the world’s largest fraud scheme 

  • Represented defendant in bank fraud, identity theft and tax fraud conspiracy in Southern District of New York

  • Represented defendant on manslaughter charges in New York Supreme Court arising out of the gas explosion in the East Village 

  • Represented NXIVM leader Keith Raniere in sex trafficking, RICO, forced labor and wire fraud prosecution in the Eastern District of New York 

  • Secured an acquittal on corruption charges for former Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor, John Venditto, in the Eastern District of New York’s largest corruption case  

  • Secured an acquittal for former Swiss banker, Stefan Buck, in the Southern District of New York on charges of tax evasion  

  • Secured an acquittal of three of eight counts of wire and securities fraud for Martin Shkreli, famed “Pharma Bro” on Indictment filed against him in the Eastern District of New York related to his operation of his former hedge fund and pharmaceutical company

International Criminal Matters

  • Secured first Nonprosecution Agreement while several Swiss and Liechtenstein affiliate banks in tax haven investigation conducted by U.S. Department of Justice 

  • Represented foreign individual in the largest cryptocurrency fraud scheme in history and negotiated his voluntary return to the Southern District of New York  

  • Represent former Goldman Sachs banker from Malaysia under Indictment by the Eastern District of New York at trial for participating in the 1MDB fraud; counsel regarding extradition proceedings 

  • Represent defendant currently in Indonesia charged by the District of New Jersey for participating in a cryptocurrency wire fraud conspiracy in the United States and internationally 

  • Represent individual under investigation in the Central District of California for involvement in alleged Angels baseball team bribery scheme 

  • Represent foreign national charged by the Southern District of Florida with unlawfully exporting U.S.-origin goods, including aircraft parts, to Russia in violation of U.S. export laws.  

  • Represented founder of international investment bank in large, international fraud case involving money laundering, European VAT tax fraud and criminal association charged by the Public Prosecutor in Rome under Italian law; 

  • Represented, and ultimately acquitted, indicted Swiss banker in U.S. Department of Justice case charging international tax fraud through complex financial structures; 

  • Represented Grand Jury target in U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) investigation into bribery of public officials in India by U.S-based company; 

  • Represented several subjects in criminal investigation conducted by government of Kyrgyzstan into fraud and other crimes leading to that nation’s revolution in April 2010; 

  • Represent individual charged with significant crimes in Italy, Switzerland, Romania and Bulgaria regarding international business transactions; 

  • Represented principal in U.S. FCPA investigation concerning payments to foreign public officials in connection with the awarding of large fuel contracts; 

  • Represented Italian citizen convicted in absentia in the Palermo, Italy “maxi trial in extradition proceeding;” 

  • Represented high level executive of an international oil company in criminal tax and money laundering prosecutions brought by the U.S. and Israel; 

  • Represented founder of multinational business extradited from the U.K to New York by Manhattan District Attorney; 

  • Represent international private equity fund manager regarding Interpol “red flag” due to arrest warrant issued by former Soviet Republic; 

  • Represented U.S. citizen in U.S. criminal matter and related Swiss investigation involving illegal UBS tax shelters. 

  • Represent persons convicted in absentia before the European Court of Human Rights and before the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights.

Federal Criminal Matters 

  • Represent non-cooperating individual with a criminal history charged in a multimillion dollar money laundering scheme and secured a non-incarceratory sentence in the Eastern District of New York 

  • Represent non-cooperating individual for for diverting government funds earmearked for school lunches and secured a non-incarceratory sentence in the Eastern District of New York 

  • Represent cooperating defendant in Eastern District of New York prosecution against several individuals for $300 million market manipulation scheme 

  • Represent CEO of construction company charged by the Southern District of New York for allegedly paying bribes to obstain construction contracts from a Fortune 500 company  

  • Represent doctor charged by the Southern District of New York   

  • Represent lead defendant in billion-dollar biofuel tax fraud scheme prosecuted by the Department of Justice 

  • Represent individual under investigation by the Southern District of New York related to the horse doping scandal, who ultimately was never charged with any crimes 

  • Represent doctor in District of New Jersey matter who pleaded guilty to violating the Anti-Kickback statute  

  • Represented an individual in an insider trading investigation in the District of New Jersey—including successfully convincing the government to not prosecute 

  • Represent an autistic individual in a possession of child pornography case prosecuted by the Eastern District of New York 

  • Represent an individual who pleaded guilty to unlawful money transmission in the Eastern District of New York 

  • Represent prominent Long Island politician charged with official corruption by the Eastern District of New York resulting in an acquittal of all charges; 

  • Represent prominent former CEO of drug company charged with securities fraud by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York resulting in acquittal of three of eight counts; appeared with client before Congress; 

  • Represent Turkish gold trader charged by Southern District of New York in largest Iran sanctions case against single person in U.S. history; 

  • Represent a valuation company in connection with Eastern District of New York Platinum Partners investigation; 

  • Represent an administrator of the web site “Silk Road” in connection with a Southern District of New York indictment, including extradition proceedings from a European country; 

  • Represent target of a DOJ Antitrust investigation into potential bid-rigging by executives at one of the oldest advertising agencies; 

  • Represent individual in an insider trading securities fraud prosecution by the Southern District of New York with parallel S.E.C. enforcement action; 

  • Represented CEO of a Bitcoin company in money laundering investigation by the SDNY. 

  • Represent Chinese National charged by U.S. Attorney in Connecticut with stealing trade secrets regarding confidential U.S. Air Force project for the benefit of China; 

  • Represent doctors in federal investigation concerning commercial bribery with national laboratories by the U.S. Attorney in New Jersey; 

  • First ever international “cyber drug case” involving encrypted web sites created to sell illegal non-narcotic drugs in over 50 countries; 

  • Fraud investigation involving medical billing conducted by US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; 

  • Grand Jury investigation into union corruption in the construction industry conducted by U.S. Attorney in New Jersey; 

  • Major Mortgage and Bank fraud investigation conducted by U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey; 

  • Multiple defendant “small cap” stock fraud case charged in the SDNY with parallel S.E.C. enforcement investigation; 

  • Bank Fraud prosecution in SDNY related to alleged “Ponzi Scheme”; 

  • Insurance fraud and embezzlement prosecution in Eastern District of New York (EDNY) related to large multistate car dealership; 

  • Significant international missile trafficking case in SDNY involving international law and the extraterritorial applicability of federal criminal statutes; argued and briefed appeal before U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; 

  • High profile federal “Mann” Act case involving international escort service (Emperor’s Club) in SDNY; 

  • Large racketeering (RICO) prosecution against reputed organized crime figures in EDNY, charging “Hobbs Act” extortion and official bribery; 

  • RICO, extortion case regarding alleged organized crime members in SDNY; 

  • Money laundering “sting” investigation against real estate developer prosecuted by U.S. Attorney in New Jersey; 

  • Complex business fraud scheme charged by U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; 

  • International medical product and prescription drug mislabeling investigation prosecuted by U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia; 

  • Major international illegal prescription drug case prosecuted by U.S. Attorney for the District of Maine; 

  • Narcotics prosecution in the SDNY; 

  • Large bank, wire, mail and bankruptcy fraud case charged by U.S. Attorney in Delaware; 

  • Insurance, mail, and wire fraud investigation by U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York into a corporate officer of an insurance company; 

  • Representation of President and CEO of national company in investigation into mail and wire fraud conducted by the U.S. Attorney in New Jersey; 

  • Major international money laundering prosecution in U.S. District Court in New Hampshire; 

  • Representation of several defendants in different mortgage fraud cases in the Eastern District of N.Y. 

  • Bank fraud investigation of real estate developer by U.S. Attorney for the SDNY; 

  • Investigation into bid-rigging and fraud conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division. 

  • Briefed and argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in numerous criminal cases.

New York State Criminal Matters 

  • Represent landlord charged in first prosecution related to the 421a statute by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office  

  • Represent an individual in a Conflicts of Interests investigation conducted by the Department of Investigation  

  • Represented former money manager of international song artist in $9 million embezzlement case, resulting in a jail term of 2-6 years, when the prosecutors requested 3-9 years. 

  • Represented individual under investigation for sexual assault and harassment, resulting in no charges to the individual  

  • Represented an individual in rape case, which ultimately resulted in a plea to coercion (a non-registerable offense) and probation 

  • Full acquittal after month-long trial for a man charged with murder who had served twenty years in prison for a crime he did not commit after being wrongfully convicted twice; 

  • Enterprise Corruption (OCCA) and Securities fraud case against the founder and owner of a multistate broker dealer brought by Manhattan D.A.; 

  • Prosecution of Chinese National by Manhattan D.A. regarding theft of secret scientific material and confidential computer material from a “Quant” hedge fund; 

  • Secured Non-Prosecution Agreement for major national construction company in connection with industry-wide investigation by the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York; 

  • Represent CEO of a brokerage company charged by Manhattan DA with NYS Securities Fraud (Martin Act), Larceny and defrauding investors; 

  • Homicide charges brought by Manhattan D.A. against investment banker stemming from a boating accident in New York Harbor; 

  • NY Attorney General OCCA prosecution of multi-state untaxed cigarette and money laundering business; 

  • Grand Larceny and fraud charges by Manhattan D.A. against employee of a New York Hedge Fund; 

  • Investigation by Queens D.A. of non-profit education company regarding misuse of public funds; 

  • Multi-million dollar construction fraud case against principal of large construction company; 

  • Twenty-million dollar fraud prosecution by Manhattan District Attorney of large New York City real estate developer; 

  • Extradition and trial of president of international corporation charged in the United States by Manhattan D.A.; 

  • Fraud prosecution brought by Manhattan D.A.’s Frauds Unit, involving extradition from Brazil; 

  • Significant firearms trafficking case prosecuted jointly by Manhattan and Queens District Attorneys; 

  • Case involving official-bribery against N.Y. State Banking Department Official brought by Manhattan D.A. Rackets Division; 

  • N.Y. State Attorney General investigation of a former New York State Comptroller; 

  • Manhattan D.A. investigation into the fire at the Deutsche Bank Building, resulting in the death of two fire fighters; 

  • Two-year Grand Jury investigation into labor racketeering and fraud in N.Y.C. construction industry; 

  • High profile drug case against students at Columbia University. Represented only defendant to get diversion, resulting in dismissal of charges.

New Jersey State Criminal Matters 

  • Acquittal against Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office in a case charging a New York nightclub owner of the double execution murders of alleged drug associates; 

  • Union County Prosecutor’s Office case charging the Vice President of a major professional sports franchise with firearms possession; 

  • New Jersey Attorney General investigation into fraud committed by multiple doctor medical practice; 

  • New Jersey Attorney General investigation into mortgage fraud committed by a New York attorney; 

  • Philadelphia District Attorney investigation into a highly publicized fire which caused the deaths of two firemen.

S.E.C., FINRA and Enforcement Actions 

  • Represent an individual in an insider trading investigation conducted by the SEC and successfully prevented criminal prosecution

  • Represent a long island politician in SEC investigation into alleged corruption regarding municipal bonding; 

  • Represent the President and Founder of Public Company named in securities class action law suit in the SDNY; 

  • Represented hedge fund manager in S.E.C. insider trading case; 

  • Representation of high-yield bond trader in first ever insider trading case involving credit default swaps brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (S.E.C.), New York Regional Office; 

  • Representation of several stock analysts in S.E.C investigation in Chicago Regional Office; 

  • Representation of broker in New York S.E.C. investigation into “spoofing” and “layered trading;” 

  • Representation of stock promoter in New York S.E.C. investigation into reverse mergers and stock manipulation; 

  • Representation of former Lehman Brothers broker charged with insider trading by S.E.C. in Washington D.C.; 

  • Representation of founder and owner of broker dealer in FINRA enforcement proceeding.

Internal Corporate Investigations 

  • Representation of trader in internal investigation conducted by major international Broker-Dealer; 

  • Conducting internal investigation of several Swiss banks in connection with US DOJ Swiss Bank Program; 

  • Conducting internal investigation of large construction company in connection with Department of Justice criminal investigation; 

  • Representation of owner of medical device company in corporate investigation conducted in concert with two U.S. Attorney’s Offices.

Contact

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Agnifilo Intrater

Contact

Address

445 Park Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10022

Phone

(646) 205 - 4350