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George Stamboulidis Shares Unique Insight into Organized Crime on National Geographic Series, "Inside the American Mob"

News / July 26, 2013

Mafiosi step out of the shadows to tell their own stories of violence and greed in a new series, “Inside the American Mob,” premiering this week on the National Geographic Channel.

Appearing in two episodes, George Stamboulidis, managing partner for the firm’s New York office and co-leader of the firm’s White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Practice, gives a detailed account of his experience as a former federal prosecutor during the Third Colombo Wars and the 1997 case against capo di tutti capo, Vincent “The Chin” Gigante.

Each hour of the National Geographic series, which starts July 28, examines a pivotal time frame, beginning with 1970 and leading up to present day, unveiling the little-known yet crucial escapades that compose the history of the mob. Recently declassified files, first-person accounts by former federal officials and the mafioso themselves, and rare archival footage shed a new light on one of the most controversial time periods in American criminal history.

Stamboulidis will share his unique perspective on August 4 and August 18.

He continues to be called upon for work in connection with organized crime. Most recently he was appointed by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York to serve as the Ethical Practices Attorney for Local 14-14B of the International Union of Operating Engineers to ensure the fair administration of the union's job referral procedures are free from both the influence of Cosa Nostra and corruption and the appearances of such influences. He supervised the first election of union officials in 12 years.

Aided by a team of BakerHostetler attorneys, including Lauren Resnick, Patrick Campbell, Christy Nixon, Denise Vasel, Essence LiburdKaitlyn Ferguson and Elizabeth Stamoulis, among others, Stamboulidis expelled about 30 union members for acts of corruption, which included labor racketeering related to the Colombo, Gambino and Genovese crime families’ control over Local 14.

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