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CMG Partner Bob Mcdonald’s Successful Defense In The High Profile Saddle Rock Case Results In Not Guilty Verdict

CMG partner Bob McDonald has been in the news over the past few weeks, as the high profile case involving Village of Saddle Rock Mayor Dan Levy and Saddle Rock resident Sasha Masri continued to make headlines.  Yesterday, a judge found Masri, McDonald’s client, not guilty on all counts for which he was indicted  — including the most serious charge, a felony assault with intent to cause physical injury with a weapon, for which he would have faced up to seven years in prison.

In his defense of Masri, McDonald presented a different side to the altercation between the Mayor and Masri.  In one major development, McDonald presented a new twist in the case when, upon cross-examination of a village trustee, it was revealed that an audit had shown that Levy had been writing village checks to a financial services company, then endorsing and cashing them himself.  As a result of these developments during the trial, the Mayor now faces an investigation into allegations of financial wrongdoing.

For more information about this case, and to read some of the media coverage (including today’s Newsday coverage) click on the following links.  In addition, for more information about Collins, McDonald & Gann and our work in criminal defense, call us anytime at 516-294-0300.

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