Federal Judge Grants Platinum Partners Co-Founder a New Trial and Former Executive is Acquitted


On September 27, 2019, U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan granted Platinum Partners co-founder Mark Nordlicht (“Nordlicht”) a new trial and acquitted Platinum Partners executive David Levy (“Levy”).   In July 2019, Nordlicht and Levy were convicted by a federal jury in the Eastern District of New York for their alleged roles in defrauding investors. Judge Cogan granted Levy’s motion for acquittal, stating that prosecutors failed to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, “[e]ven making reasonable inferences in favor of the Government and deferring to the role the jury.” Judge Cogan also ruled that a retrial of Nordlicht was necessary because “letting the verdict stand against Nordlicht would be a manifest injustice.”

Here is a link to Judge Cogan’s Decision and Order.

This blog entry was posted on the Faruqi & Faruqi website following Nordlicht and Levy’s conviction in July 2019.

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