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Robert A Serafinowicz

Robert Serafinowicz’s Legal Cases

25 total

  • State v. Mustafa Salahuddin

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Outcome:
    Acquittal after a trial by jury.
    Description:
    http://nhregister.com/articles/2010/03/18/news/valley/b1-annotguilty.txt When highly decorated Ansonia Police Officer Mustafa Salahuddin was accused of stealing a garden hose from the department by which he was employed he knew he was about to begin the battle of his life. While others in the media and regular citizens not familiar with the employment intricacies involved in a career in law enforcement made light of such an allegation, the reality of the situation was that if convicted Salahuddin would lose his job, his vested benefits, would never be able to work as a police officer again and his reputation would be destroyed. Salahuddin knew he would need someone not only willing to fight in his defense but someone with a strong belief in what is right and what is wrong. Salahuddin then chose Rob Serafinowicz to be his attorney. When friends and family asked why Salahuddin had chosen someone so young he replied “because he is hungry and he believes in the difference between right and wrong”. Serafinowicz and Salahuddin soon became friends as they prepared for what they always knew would be a high profile criminal trial. When the day finally came in March of 2010 both were ready to begin a fight in which the government had its sights set on Salahuddin. After more than two days of evidence it took a jury of his peers mere minutes to find Salahuddin not guilty of the charge, vindicating a man who dedicated his life to helping others and showing that good people can always see the difference between what is right and what is wrong. The victory represented the third consecutive acquittal against zero defeats for Serafinowicz since beginning his own practice in April 2009.
  • State v. Frank Czumalowski

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Feb 02, 2006
    Outcome:
    plea bargain, 2 and 1/2 years
    Description:
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,183469,00.html
  • State v. Rodriguez-Roman

    Practice Area:
    White collar crime
    Date:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Outcome:
    Trial to verdict
    Description:
    Largest CORA case ever tried to a jury in the Fairfield Judicial District. Iimmigrants between October 2003 and March 18, 2004. She is charged with violating the state Corrupt Organizations Racketeering Act and multiple counts of bribery, bribe receiving, conspiracy to commit bribe receiving and second-degree forgery. Assistant State's Attorney John Malone spent the second day of trial calling each of the illegals to the stand. Each pointed out Rodriguez-Roman in the courtroom as the woman who supplied them with the licenses. The three from Mexico ? Juan Torres, Manuel Aquino and Faustin Agustin ? each related how they crossed the border from Tijuana, avoiding border guards to meet a man they knew only as Coyote, waiting for them on the American side. They said Coyote sped them on their way to Bridgeport for $2,000. Aquino, who works at a local pizza restaurant, said in March 2004 he was playing soccer in Seaside Park when he was approached by a man who offered to get him a driver's license for $2,500. Aquino said he agreed to pay the man, whom he later identified as city barber Advertisement Adblock Hector Portillo, and met him at the McDonald's on North Avenue. After paying Portillo, Aquino said the man handed him a license application form and a printed number. He then escorted him to the DMV office. Within minutes of walking in the door, Aquino said the number he held in his hand was called and he went to the window manned by Rodriguez-Roman, as Portillo had directed. "I got the license in five or 10 minutes," he added. Agustin testified that he paid Portillo $2,800 when they met in March 2004 at the Dunkin' Donuts on Boston Avenue. Under questioning by Malone, he said Rodriguez-Roman never even asked him if he could drive before issuing him a shiny new license. Maria Maya, who now lives in Stamford with her husband and young son, testified she came to the United States in 1999 on a tourist visa from Honduras and never went back. She said she met Portillo in February 2004 at the Bridgeport train station, where she handed him $3,000. Portillo then drove her to the DMV office, gave her a license application form and told her to go to the examiner who smiled at her. Armed with a new driver's license, Maya said she and her husband bought a car. "But the police later took it," she said. The four witnesses denied, under cross-examination by defense lawyer Robert Serafinowicz, that they made any deals with the state in exchange for their testimony. They have not been charged with a crime and each said they received no promise they will not be deported. Portillo was later arrested for allegedly acting as middleman between the illegals and Rodriguez-Roman. He is to be called to testify by Malone next week. The trial, before Judge Lawrence Hauser, is to continue this morning. 'Middleman' testifies in license scam trial DANIEL TEPFER dtepfer@ctpost.com Article Launched: 12/19/2006 02:58:58 PM EST BRIDGEPORT ? A city barber admitted Monday that he acted as a middleman in a scheme to sell driver's licenses to illegal aliens. Testifying through an interpreter, Hector Portillo told a Superior Court jury that he collected between $2,500 and $3,000 from each illegal alien and turned the money over to former DMV examiner Jannette Rodriguez-Roman. In return, he said, Rodriguez-Roman gave him a
  • State v. Rodriguez-Roman

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Dec 22, 2006
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    Largest CORA case ever tried to a jury in the Fairfield Judicial District.
  • In re Nardelli

    Practice Area:
    Constitutional
    Date:
    Jan 30, 2007
    Outcome:
    Siezed firearms returned to defendant
    Description:
    In re Nardelli-CV-1810848, 07-CBAR-0368 http://www.lawriter.net/cgi- bin/texis/web/ctunrep/+9Fe9VAyezxbnmeCCfOeo6PwwwxFqE_hwvqwscDXWqchGqsXtp_sM93v/svindex.html?doc=1
  • State v. Merritt

    Practice Area:
    Criminal defense
    Date:
    Jun 07, 2005
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    http://www.lawriter.net/cgi-bin/texis/web/ctunrep/+0ewV1keX5L5wBmezCfOeoXfwwwxFqE_hwvqwscDXWqchGqsXtp_sM93v/svindex.html?doc=28
  • Perrotti v. St. John

    Practice Area:
    Litigation
    Date:
    Sep 09, 2008
    Outcome:
    Trial to verdict
    Description:
    http://www.hartfordadvocate.com/article.cfm?aid=7384
  • Scott. v. Scott

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Aug 23, 2005
    Outcome:
    Reversed and remanded.
    Description:
    http://www.lawriter.net/cgi-bin/texis/web/caselaw/+UHetKcyezxbnme+dJwezyEqwwxFqE_hwvqwscDXWqchGqsXtp_sM93vIFqqgR/svindex.html?doc=12
  • World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. v. Jakks Pacific, Inc. et al.

    Practice Area:
    Commercial real estate
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    http://articles.latimes.com/2004/oct/31/business/fi-jakks31
  • United States v. Bell

    Practice Area:
    Federal crime
    Outcome:
    (not available)
    Description:
    http://articles.latimes.com/2004/oct/31/business/fi-jakks31