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Judge Grants Motion for Acquittal for Construction Client Accused of Defrauding New York State

The government claimed a Hodgson Russ client defrauded New York State regarding an environmental remediation contract. The claim included charges of mail fraud and money laundering. Hodgson Russ lawyers, led by Joseph V. Sedita, Michelle Merola and Reena Dutta, defended the client at trial, demonstrating that the government failed to satisfy the elements of the charges. The judge ultimately agreed, granting Hodgson Russ's motion for judgment of acquittal, acquitting the client of all charges.