DiMaggios hire top criminal defense attorneys used by ex-Bergen Democratic Chairman and a Bridgegate conspirator…
Joyce and Anthony DiMaggio have hired top criminal defense attorneys Michael Baldassare and Jennifer Mara to represent them in the federal lawsuit filed by Lyndhurst07071.com last month over the DiMaggios’ actions involving the use of Lyndhurst police resources against representatives of this site in Lyndhurst Town Hall Park in 2018.
Baldassare and Mara are highly respected as top ranked attorneys who are best known in New Jersey political circles as the lawyers who defended former Bergen County Democratic Chairman Joseph Ferrerio on federal corruption charges.
Despite Baldassare and Mara’s exceptional efforts, Ferrerio was convicted in federal court in 2015 of racketeering, mail and wire fraud in a “politics for profit” scheme.
Ferrerio served several years in prison before his release over a year ago. Ferriero had faced 45 years in prison, but Baldassare and Mara successfully had Ferriero sentenced to only 3 years.
Ferrerio has long political connections to former Bergen County Democratic Chairman and former Lyndhurst Mayor Lou Stellato, current Lyndhurst Mayor Bobby Giangeruso and Lyndhurst Commissioner Tommy DiMaggio, the husband of defendant Joyce DiMaggio and father of defendant Bergen Sheriff Officer Anthony DiMaggio, as well as current Lyndhurst Township Attorney Carmine Alampi.
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Baldassare and Mara are also highly regarded as the defense attorneys for Bridgegate co-conspritor Bill Baroni, who was convicted in federal court in 2016 of conspiracy, fraud and civil rights violations.
Baroni faced a 37-48 month sentence for misusing NY/NJ Port Authority resources to block traffic on the George Washington Bridge for political purposes in 2013, but his lawyers had that sentence reduced to 18 months before Baroni went to prison.
Baroni is currently free on bail, appealing his conviction.
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