The attorneys at Quijano, Ennis & Sideris have been involved in several high-profile and landmark cases in the federal courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, in cases dealing with white collar criminal offenses or charges of international drug trafficking and money laundering schemes. Below are links to articles written about some of these high-profile cases.
Cast of Lemrick Court Characters Ought to Be In Pictures – This article in the New York Post discusses the case of Lemrick Nelson, Jr., on trial in the death of Yankel Rosenbaum stemming from the 1991 unrest in Crown Heights. Mr. Quijano represented Mr. Nelson against the charge that the killing of Mr. Rosenbaum was motivated by religious prejudice and constituted a violation of civil rights.
6 Former Workers at a Day Trading Firm Are Acquitted – The New York Times reported on the "squawk box" case, a landmark securities fraud case dealing with inside information gained by day traders from stockbrokers and large investment firms. After a five-month trial, the seven defendants were acquitted on over 100 counts, with a hung jury on one count of conspiracy.
Lawyers: Trading executives were tricked by con man – This on-line article by Reuters provides further information on the squawk box case. Mr. Quijano, who represented one of the defendants acquitted in the case, is quoted in the article.
‘Gorgeous’ trial ‘win’ – A 2006 article in the New York Post reported on the conviction of Vincent "Vinny Gorgeous" Basciano for the attempted murder of Frank Santoro. Mr. Basciano was charged with murder in the case, and his conviction of this lesser offense was seen as a very good result considering the gravity of the charges he was facing. Mr. Quijano served as co-counsel in Mr. Basciano’s defense.