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NZZ – Neue Zürcher Zeitung Logo A historical judgment for the #MeToo movement

Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma was quoted in an article about Harvey Weinstein's sentencing, and the implications of this "historial litigation." Read the Article Here.

NY Times Logo A Case for Clemency

Margulis-Ohnuma's client Felipe Rodriguez was highlighted in a NY Times opinion piece that explores the power and need for clemency in America's justice system. Read the Article Here.

2 WGRZ Logo Lawsuit Alleges Male Guards at Albion Correcitonal & Other Facilities Routinely Sexually Abused Female Inmates

Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma and Victoria Medley were interviewed by WGRZ-2 about their new lawsuit against the NY State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. Watch the Piece Here.

NY Daily News Logo New York State Prison Guards Sexually Assaulted Female Inmates, Says Lawsuit

The Law Office of Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma and the Law Offices of Daniel A. McGuinness P.C. sued high-ranking officials of the NY State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision for permitting the sexual assault of five female inmates and covering up those assaults. Read the NY Daily News Exclusive Here.

Queens Daily Eagle Logo Attorney Claims 'Insanity Defense' in Murder Trial of Ridgewood Artist

"This is a once-in-a-career case," explained Margulis-Ohnuma in closing arguments. Read About the Trial Here.

New York Post Logo Brooklyn Man Cleared After 27 Years Behind Bars for Wrongful Murder Conviction

Margulis-Ohnuma's client, two years after being granted clemency, is now officially exonerated. "I will be absolutely, completely free," he said of the exoneration. Read the article here.

The Washington Post Logo Age of Victim in Prosecution of Jeffrey Epstein, Long a Source of Confusion, Eased His Obligation to Register as a Sex Offender

The Washington Post quoted sex crimes attorney Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma about the high-profile Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case. Read article here.

New York Post Logo Family of Bronx Man Shot by Police Sue for Wrongful Death

The Law Office of Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma and the Law Offices of Daniel A. McGuinness P.C. filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of Miguel Antonio Richards after he was shot and killed on video by police in September 2017. Read article here.

NY Daily News Logo Prison Used Inmate as Bait to Catch Perv, Then Punished Her

After being used unwittingly as bait to catch a predatory corrections officer, a female inmate refused to cooperate with prison investigators. So they put her in solitary confinement, then guards retaliated against her once she finally spoke up. Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma and Daniel McGuinness are suing corrections officials for the physical, mental, and psychological trauma she sustained. Read article here.

New York Post Logo Sex Offender Pilot Gets Light Sentence in Kiddie Porn Case

Margulis-Ohnuma client was sentenced to six months in jail after a trial on child pornography charges. Read article here.

Gizmodo Logo FBI Drops all Charges in Child Porn Case to Keep Sketchy Spying Methods Secret

"There's a sense in the courts that criminal hacking is not serious. That's death wrong," said Margulis-Ohnma, weighing in on the information obtained by the FBI by use of malware on the dark web. Read article here.

ABC 7 NY Logo Father and Son to be Reunited After Cuomo Commutes Sentence After 27 Years

ABC News profiled Margulis-Ohnuma client Felipe Rodriguez after Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted him executive clemency. Read article here.

NY Times Logo Cuomo's Commitment to Clemency Tested in 3 Murder Cases

Petitions for clemency on behalf of three men convicted of murder, including a Margulis-Ohnuma client, highlight the difficulty of Gov. Cuomo's clemency push. Read the Article Here.

RT Logo NYPD cop who shot man in the head didn't use excessive force - jury

A jury ruled a police officer's fifth bullet in the back of the head was justified and not excessive force. Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma said that the jury "got it wrong on the facts" and plans to appeal. Read the Article Here.

New York Post Logo Cop's excessive force trial hinges on single bullet

Judge Katherine Forrest ruled that the first four bullets which struck Mauricio Jaquez were justified, in the police shooting that resulted in Jaquez' death. The case hinges on the fifth and final bullet, which was shot into the back of Jaquez' head as he lay on the floor. Read the Article Here.

NY Daily News Logo NYPD cop crossed line with fifth bullet shot at mentally deranged man: lawyer

Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma argues that the NYPD showed a "reckless disregard" for civil rights when Sergeant Flores shot a bleeding and immobilized Mauricio Jaquez in the back of the head. Read the Article Here.

NY Daily News Logo Brooklyn judge nixes iPhone evidence in heroin case because authorities unlawfully used passcode

After an illegal search, a Brooklyn judge will not allow evidence obtained from an iPhone belonging to a Margulis-Ohuma client in an impending case. Read the Article Here.

The New Yorker Logo Trafficking in Terror

Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma's case was profiled in a New Yorker article debunking the false connection between Al Qaeda and Saharan drug trafficking. Read the Article Here.

NY Times Logo Judge Holds Officers' Actions in Fatal Shooting Immune, Except for Final Bullet

Sgt. William Flores must stand trial to determine whether the final bullet he shot at Mauricio Jaquez in 2009 was "reasonable." Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma, who represents Jaquez's estate in the civil case against Flores, says the family is looking forward to their day in court. Read the Article Here.

NY Times Logo Man Jailed in '92 Killings and Later Cleared Sues New York City

Margulis-Ohnuma files a lawsuit against the city of New York on behalf of client Antonio Yarbough. Yarbough was exonerated and released after being wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 22 years. Read the Article Here.

NY Daily News Logo EXCLUSIVE: Brooklyn man who wrongfully spent 21 years in prison for triple homicide receives $3.6 million from state

"He won't have to worry about money for quite a long time," Margulis-Ohnuma told The Daily News, indicating that the financial security would allow his client to take a separate federal lawsuit against the city and the NYPD all the way to trial. Read the Article Here.

NY Daily News Logo Wrongfully jailed for murder, Tony Yarbough finally has gravestone for mom, sister

Client Antonio Yarbough expressed his gratitude to an anonymous donor, who provided a gravestone for Yarbough's mother and sister in a previously unmarked grave. Yarbough, who was falsely convicted of slaughtering his family in 1992 and was recently exonerated, had hoped to purchase a gravestone once he secured employment. Read the Article Here. Logo Unit Confronts 'Staggering' Conviction Review Caseload

Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma praises the new Brooklyn District Attorney's "remarkable flushing out of a very, very bad era." Read the Article Here.

CNN Logo After decades in prison over murders, DNA evidence frees 2 New York men

"Anybody looking at this evidence with an open mind would see that there is no chance in the world that Tony murdered his mother and these two little girls," his lawyer Zachary Magulis-Ohnuma said. Read the Article Here.

NY Daily News Logo Hamil: Tony Yarbough's Brooklyn murder conviction should be reversed

After speaking by phone to ZMOLAW client Antony Yarbough, Daily News journalist Denis Hamil came to the same conclusion Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma has: Antonio Yarbough is innocent. Read the Article Here.

News Day Logo Three New Yorkers plead guilty to global ATM theft

Margulis-Ohnuma client stepped up and "took responsibility" by turning over stolen funds and accepting a guilty plea for his part in what authorities are calling a "worldwide ATM withdrawal campaign." Read the Article Here.

NY Daily News Logo Judge throws out charges against Brooklyn driving school operators who plead guilty to helping students cheat

Defense attorneys Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma and Michele Gelernt were successful in their argument that their clients, a husband-and-wife team, had been charged with the wrong crimes, leading to dismissal of the charges. Read the Article Here.