Criminal Trial Ends In Acquittal


Morvillo Abramowitz served as appointed counsel in a nine-day trial that ended in the defendant's acquittal. The firm was appointed by the court under the Criminal Justice Act to represent former Town of Ramapo police officer James Curley in United States v. James Curley, 08 Cr. 404 (S.D.N.Y.). The charges in the case were interstate stalking, cyberstalking, and interstate violation of an order of protection. Mr. Curley faced a maximum term of imprisonment of 15 years. On Tuesday, January 31, 2012, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty on all charges. The members of the Morvillo trial team were Richard F. Albert, James R. Stovall, Eric Ruben, Rebecca Braun, and Meredith McAvoy.