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Authorities: Drug ring targeting top suburban Philly schools busted

April 23, 2014

Two young men, a bunch of subordinates, one master plan: Take over the drug trade at some of Pennsylvania’s best schools. Authorities announced Tuesday that they were able to foil this ambitious effort — unearthing marijuana, hash oil, cocaine, ecstasy (or MDMA, its active ingredient) as well as cash and several weapons — and arrest […]

Attorney Greg Pagano speaking for suspected drug dealer Tim Brooks

October 21, 2014
The Mercury


Prep School Grads Accused of Running Drug Ring on Philadelphia’s Main Line

April 23, 2014

Alleged prep school drug kingpins Neil Scott and Timothy Brooks had big dreams, prosecutors say, planning to be the sole drug distributors for Philadelphia’s affluent suburbs. The two men referred to their drug ring as the “Main Line Takeover Project” in texts they sent to each other, prosecutors claim. Scott, 25, of Haverford, Pa., and […]

6 Philadelphia police officers seek bail in racketeering case

August 4, 2014
The Times Herald

Six Philadelphia police officers planned to seek bail Monday after spending five days in custody on racketeering and robbery charges. The narcotics investigators were charged last week with shaking down suspected drug dealers for years, making off with large sums of cash and cocaine. Federal prosecutors have called them a flight risk and a danger […]

Just the Facts, Ma’am–You’re Being Taped

November 18, 2013
The Crime Report

When Nafis Pinkey was taken into a Philadelphia Police Department homicide interrogation room in the 24 hours after his childhood friend was murdered, he had no idea that he would become a murder suspect. In August 2009, the bodies of Jonathan Pitts, Pinkey’s friend since the days they went to the same daycare, and Pitts’ […]

More closing arguments in Philly mob case

January 4, 2013

A 13-year FBI probe and subsequent racketeering indictment against seven reputed Philadelphia mobsters was built on unreliable testimony and weak evidence about trivial crimes because investigators came up empty-handed, defense attorneys said Friday. “They weren’t just investigating,” Gregory Pagano, representing alleged mob capo Anthony “Ant” Staino Jr., said in his closing argument. “They were waiting […]

Staino Pleads Guilty In Mob Case

April 18, 2013

Mob leader Anthony Staino, awaiting sentencing for his conviction on two counts of extortion, decided to fold his cards and avoid a retrial on racketeering conspiracy and gambling charges still pending against him. Staino, 55, pleaded guilty to those remaining counts this afternoon during a hour-long hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Eduardo Robreno. “It […]

Jury Hangs On Uncle Joe, But Three Associates Guilty in Mob Trial

February 5, 2013

The jury in the racketeering trial of mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi delivered a split verdict today leaving courtroom observers and attorneys scrambling to make sense of a mixed bag of predominantly not guilty and undecided pronouncements. Three defendants were convicted of racketeering conspiracy, the most serious charge in the 52-count indictment, by the […]

Family Files Suit Against Philadelphia PD Over Shooting Death of Unarmed Man

February 9, 2012
CBS Philly

Lawyers representing the estate of a man who was shot and killed one year ago today by police in North Philadelphia have announced the filing of a lawsuit against the Philadelphia Police Department. The man’s family and the NAACP are calling for a federal investigation into the department’s use of deadly force against unarmed civilians. […]

Movie gunman fired in self-defense, lawyer says

January 2, 2009
NBC News

An Iraq veteran charged in a Christmas night shooting over noisy moviegoers fired in self-defense, his lawyer said. James Joseph Cialella, 29, of Philadelphia, is charged with firing a shot that broke the arm of Woffard Lomax Jr. inside a movie theater during a screening of the film “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” A […]

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Greg showed great concern for my case. Where in the past, lawyers to me seemed heartless and money hungry… He made feel comfortable and communicated with me on every decision he made. I would recommend Greg Pagano as a attorney for any case because of his understanding, committment, and sincerity to men and women caught up in the justice system.

- Nafis Pinkney