• PEOPLE V. PAULETTE D

    White Collar Crimes

    Over $2 million tax fraud case in state court. DA wanted prison from day one. Assisted client in negotiating with Franchise Tax Board, filing and paying back years of taxes and ultimately received a no jail, probationary sentence. Her husband received a misdemeanor with no probation and saved his professional license.
    Result: Misdemeanor With No Probation
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  • PEOPLE V. KIMBERLY B.

    White Collar Crimes

    Caretaker accused of stealing money from elderly woman and her new husband. Client caught up in horrendous battle between two families fighting for their inheritance. Ferrentino was able to convince the DA her client was actually protecting the couple and the family had lied about her stealing.
    Result: case set to be dismissed.
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  • Misdemeanor Resolutions in Felony White Collar Cases

    White Collar Crimes

    Ferrentino has also successfully negotiated misdemeanor resolutions in felony cases stemming from the mortgage industry fallout in 2008 including cases involving appraisal fraud, mortgage fraud, bank fraud, and one involving many developers. In many cases these resolutions saved client’s their professional licenses.
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  • PEOPLE V. ANTHONY P.

    White Collar Crimes

    Federal $5 million wire and mail investment fraud matter involving reverse life insurance policies and other investment strategies. Client was brilliant but also suffered from mental illness. Ferrentino put on a vigorous defense at trial calling over 10 expert witnesses. Although the jury convicted, Ferrentino saved the client about 10 years in prison at sentencing.
    Result: Sentence reduced by approximately 10 years
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  • US V. SAFIEH F.

    White Collar Crimes

    Federal mortgage fraud, tax fraud and money laundering.

    At trial minimized damage regarding the mortgage fraud and money laundering by limiting the loss to complaint banks.

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  • PEOPLE V. ANTHONY A.

    White Collar Crimes

    Ferrentino negotiated misdemeanor charges for a CPA charged with three years of tax fraud. Ferrentino convinced the Franchise Tax Board the income amount was exaggerated, client paid taxes actually owed, plead guilty to misdemeanor charges and kept his CPA license.
    Result : Client kept CPA lincense
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  • PEOPLE V. EDWARD J.

    Violent Crimes

    Client charged with assault with a deadly weapon, a car, for driving his truck away as a repossession company employee hung onto the windshield. Client faced a strike and a lifetime driver’s license revocation. Prior attorney could not negotiate a better settlement. Ferrentino used her time and expertise to negotiate a non-strike resolution that allowed client to keep his driver’s license.
    Result: Client recieved non-strike resolution and was able to keep his driver's license
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  • PEOPLE V. MIKE B.

    White Collar Crimes

    Ferrentino negotiated a reduction to misdemeanor charges in this appraisal fraud case involving thousands of appraisals that had been adjusted at the mortgage broker’s insistence to close deals to meet deadlines to bundle the loans and sell on Wall Street.
    Result: Reduction to misdemeanor fraud charges
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  • PEOPLE V. JAMES G.

    Drug Crimes

    In a prosecution for possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, the case was dismissed after Attorney Zykanova filed a motion to suppress evidence based on an illegal search of the client.

    Result: Based on the motion filed by Ms. Zykanova, the prosecutor dismissed the case without even requiring a hearing.

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  • PEOPLE V. PHILLIP K.

    Appeals & Writs of Habeas Corpus

    Ferrentino represented the defendant on an appeal.
    Result: The conviction was reversed and the case was published.
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  • PEOPLE V. JOHN W.

    Appeals & Writs of Habeas Corpus

    Ferrentino represented the defendant on an appeal.
    Result: The conviction was reversed.
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  • PEOPLE V. JEFFREY S.

    Appeals & Writs of Habeas Corpus

    Ferrentino represented the defendant on an appeal.
    Result: The conviction was reversed and dismissed.
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  • PEOPLE V. YUSSOF S.

    Drug Crimes

    Ferrentino represented a client being charged with possession for sale of marijuana.
    Result: Dismissed following successful motion to suppress (1538.5).
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  • PEOPLE V. YESENIA G.

    Violent Crimes

    Client was charged with homicide.
    Result: The homicide was dismissed.
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  • PEOPLE V. JEFFREY B.

    Felonies

    Our client, who had no prior record, was facing four years in prison in a very large marijuana cultivation case. The client lived at a location where a substantial amount of marijuana and weapons were found.

    Result: At the outset of the case, Ferrentino & Associates attorneys pored through hundreds of pages of report. Convinced the client was innocent, the attorney met with the prosecution and identified the weakness of their case.

    The prosecution reluctantly dismissed the case based on insufficient evidence and the client was immediately released from custody prior to preliminary hearing.

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  • PEOPLE V. GORDON H.

    Appeals & Writs of Habeas Corpus

    Our client was in his seventies, and was sentenced to 15 years to life - this was basically a life without parole sentence for him.

    Result: On appeal, Ferrentino argued the sentence was illegal and the Court of Appeals agreed. The client was re-sentenced to less than 10 years, released from custody and is home with his wife.
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  • PEOPLE V. MONISHA M.

    Felonies

    Our client had repossessed the car from her estranged, abusive husband when she came into police contact. The car was searched, drugs and a gun found and she was arrested.

    Result: Attorney's Cori Ferrentino and Ana Zykanova together persuaded the DA to dismiss this case. Presentation of investigation regarding her prior complaints about her estranged husband convinced the DA to dismiss. All counts dismissed.

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  • PEOPLE v. XAVIER T.

    Felonies

    Client was charged with rape and kidnapping relating to a domestic dispute with his girlfriend. He faced a life sentence.

    Result: Ms. Ferrentino presented an aggressive defense and the jury hung. On the eve of re-trial, the prosecution offered a non-life sentence and the case resolved.

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  • PEOPLE V. LUICCI N.

    White Collar Crimes

    The client, a young male adult, was charged with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence for a horrific accident while driving a Ferrari that killed one person and injured others. He faced 12 years in prison.

    Result: Ms. Ferrentino worked with world renowned accident reconstruction experts to build a defense that the accident was not caused by excessive speed. The prosecution demanded 8 years in prison despite the fact that her client had not used alcohol or drugs or text while driving. The court offered the client a settlement of community service and time in a private jail at a local police department. The client was so well liked, he went onto volunteer at the police department and continued his studies as an architectural student.
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  • PEOPLE V. LOUIS W.

    Violent Crimes

    Client charged with murder for providing heroin to a young woman who overdosed and died. Ms. Ferrentino hired a forensic pathologist and toxicologist who found the deceased died of poly substance overdose due to ingesting multiple substances, many earlier in the day.

    Result: After presenting the defense evidence to the District Attorney in this novel murder prosecution brought only once before in Orange County, the prosecution agreed to reduce the charges to voluntary manslaughter and the client received a credit time served sentence. Ms. Ferrentino also developed a rapport with the deceased’s mother and arranged a meeting with her client and the mother after the resolution of the case to help find closure for all the parties involved in this tragedy.
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  • PEOPLE V. RODRIGO M.

    White Collar Crimes

    Client acquitted and released after 9 years in prison with a different attorney.

    Result: Ferrentino & Associates represented client in a evidentiary hearing following the successful filing of a petition for writ of habeas corpus. The conviction was vacated. Coreen Ferrentino re-tried the homicide, client acquited off all charges and released adter serving 9 years on a 25 to life sentence. At the hearing, we presented expert witness evidence establishing that the trial attorney failed to present available medical evidence that refuted the district attorney’s theory of time and manner of death.

    At the new trial, our client was acquitted and released after 9 years in prison.

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  • US V. LIZANDRO R.

    Federal Crimes

    Ferrentino & Associates represented a Florencia 13 gang members who were accused of participating in a gang rape, as well as a federal offense of ammunition possession. This case was part of the largest federal gang prosecution at the time, with 101 defendants indicted on a variety of other charges.

    Result: The case brought forth by federal prosecutors depended heavily on information from inside jailhouse sources, many of whom cut deals with the prosecutors in exchange for shorter prison sentences. Attorney Ferrentino capitalized on these weaknesses in the prosecution's case, which ultimately led to a mistrial. Of the 11 defendants who went to trial, only our client was not convicted.

    In the retrial Ferrentino & Associates again successfully defended our client, as the jury acquitted or hung on all of the serious charges. Our client now has a second chance, and was able to return home to his family.

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