Archive for September, 2011

Ex-Wife May Recover Assets Tied To Ponzi Scheme (Reuters)

Steven Kessler, a lawyer for Janet Schaberg, said he was “cautiously optimistic” about the case’s ultimate outcome.

“The only issue before the 2nd Circuit was the validity of the injunction,” he said in an interview. “It is now up to the agencies to negate the presumption that the divorce agreement fairly and equitably distributed the marital assets.”

To read the full article about this case involving asset forfeiture attorney Steven L. Kessler, click here.

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Cuomo v. Levy

Cuomo v. Levy, slip op., Indictment No. 17655/09 (Sup. Ct. Kings County Nov. 12, 2009) (Ingram, J.). In a case of first impression under CPLR Article 13-A, New York’s civil forfeiture statute, the Court quashed subpoenas – issued by the New York State Attorney General’s office as a matter of course – which were served on two forfeiture defendants on the ground that all discovery was stayed until the resolution of the parallel criminal proceedings.

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