Who was John Meringolo? dies at aged 48, Family, Obituary and Cause of Death

John Meringolo is a well-known Manhattan defense attorney who has a history of defeating federal prosecutors in high-profile cases.

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Veteran NYC defense attorney John Meringolo, who defeated the government in high-profile cases, passed away at the age of 48.

John Meringolo passed away on Thursday. He was 48. Richard Meringolo, the father of the seasoned litigator, told the Daily News that his son had passed away. Although his father said it was unexpected.

The reason for his death was not immediately known. Meringolo is survived by his wife, his parents, and his twin kids, who are 1 year old.

His heartbroken father said,

“It’s horrifying,” “It’s a very sad day.”

After having a string of victories representing legendary clients in the significant mafia, RICO, and massive drug cases, John Meringolo started to annoy federal prosecutors. In the racketeering case of Joseph “Skinny Joey” Merlino, the alleged boss of the Philadelphia crime family, he obtained a mistrial in 2018.

In January 2019, he persuaded a Manhattan jury to clear former NYPD deputy inspector James “Jimmy” Grant on claims that he accepted bribes from dishonest Brooklyn businessman Jeremy Reichberg.

 A few months later, he achieved an exoneration for John “Porky” Zancocchio, the purported lieutenant of the Bonanno crime family’s supposed leader. Due to his Italian ancestry, Meringolo claimed his client was a victim of the NYPD’s racial profiling.

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The federal “We Build the Wall” crowdfunding case mistrial of Steve Bannon ally Timothy Shea earlier this year was another victory for him. In Shea’s second trial, which resulted in a conviction this month, he also served as Shea’s legal counsel.

Fourth murder trial

At his fourth murder trial in 2009, which resulted in a mistrial with the federal government declining to press further charges, he represented John “Junior” Gotti, Jr. For the family of slain New York City fireman Joseph Graffagnino, who passed away in the catastrophic Deutsche Bank fire in 2007, he obtained a $10 million settlement in 2012.

 According to his web biography, he was a law professor at Pace University where he served as the association’s faculty adviser. Additionally, he supervised and lectured students from the New York Law School and Brooklyn Law School.

 According to his biography on the university’s website, Meringolo, who argued before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, co-founded a course at Pace University where students acted out every stage of a federal criminal case, from the bail hearing through the judgment.

About Early Life and Family member

John Meringolo was 48 years old at the time of his death. He holds an American Citizen and he belongs to the white ethnic group. Meringolo’s father is Richard Meringolo.

John Meringolo is a well-known Manhattan defense attorney who has a history of defeating federal prosecutors in high-profile cases.