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Peter J Tomao

Peter Tomao’s Legal Cases

42 total


  • Bedford Affiliates vs. Sills

    Practice Area:
    Environmental and Natural Resources
    Date:
    Sep 28, 1998
    Outcome:
    Lower Court judgment affirmed
    Description:
    The court of appeals affirmed the judgment in favor of plaintiff with respect to the allocation of responsibility under the Comprehensive Environmental Responses, Compensation and Liability Act, for past and future cleanup costs at the site of a dry cleaning business
  • United States v Jairo Zapata

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Apr 15, 2005
    Outcome:
    Federal Death Penalty case
    Description:
    US Attorney General Ashcroft withdrew death penalty authorization. The New York Law Journal reported on this case on June 26, 2003.
  • United States v John C

    Practice Area:
    Gaming
    Date:
    Jul 12, 2007
    Outcome:
    Client acquitted after trial
    Description:
    Client acquitted of gambling charges following trial
  • United States v A

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Jun 16, 2004
    Outcome:
    Reversed in part and remanded for resentencing
    Description:
    Obtained reversal of sentencing in federal case and then sentence of time served.
  • US v. Meija

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Date:
    Oct 06, 2008
    Outcome:
    Conviction overturned on appeal
    Description:
    On Monday, October 6, 2008, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed conviction in US v Meija, 05-2856cr, holding that the testimony of the government’s expert violated the Federal Rules of Evidence and the Confrontation Clause under Crawford. The opinion by Judge Hall traces the emergence of the officer expert over the last twenty-two years beginning with US v Ardito through US v Lombardozzi. In Meija, the Court found that the government had exceeded the latitude afforded previously and had used the so-called expert as a means to place otherwise inadmissible hearsay before the jury. While FRE 703 permits an expert to testify as to opinions based on inadmissible evidence, the Court held that government could not use FRE 703 as an end run around the rule against hearsay. The Court also held that the expert testimony communicating the out-of-court testimony of cooperating witnesses and informants violated Crawford. This case was reported in the New York Law Journal on October 7, 2008
  • United States v Marcello S

    Practice Area:
    Tax Fraud & Tax Evasion
    Date:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Outcome:
    Sentenced to Probation in Federal Tax Case
    Description:
    Obtained probationary sentence for for client charged with tax evasion for failure to report and pay taxes for several years. After I negotiated favorable plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office, I persuaded the judge to give my client probation even though the U.S. Sentrencing Guideline range required at least 12 months in prison.
  • United States v Frank G

    Practice Area:
    White Collar Crime
    Date:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Outcome:
    Sentenced to Probation in Labor Case
    Description:
    Represented former president and business manager of labor union at sentencing for receiving illegal payments and other offenses
  • United States v. Frank F.

    Practice Area:
    Gaming
    Date:
    Dec 04, 2009
    Outcome:
    Client sentenced to Conditional Discharge
    Description:
    Represented client indicted for enterprise corruption in connection with internet bookmaking. Negotiated plea reducing charges to misdemeanor and resulting in a conditional discharge - no jail time and no probation
  • United States v Lonnie L.

    Practice Area:
    Federal Crime
    Date:
    Dec 11, 2009
    Outcome:
    Obtained reduced sentence
    Description:
    Handled successful application under 18 USCS § 3582 (c) (2) reducing sentence for distributing rack. 18 USCS § 3582 (c) (2) permits resentencing in crack cases to correct crack cocaine disparities. The New York Law Journal reported on this case on January 15, 2010.
  • United States v L

    Practice Area:
    White Collar Crime
    Outcome:
    Negotiated favorable plea agreement
    Description:
    Client indicted with multiple counts of securities fraud and other offenses