Report: #1124469

Complaint Review: Anthony R. Ianniello - Clifton Park New York

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  • Reported By: LaFox — LA California
  • Anthony R. Ianniello
    805 Rt 146 Clifton Park New York
    Clifton Park, New York

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If you Google "Expose Corrept Courts" you can read about attorney Anthony R. Ianniello. The article written by Brendan Lyons of the Albany Times Union newspapper explains Anthony Ianniello's involvement as one of the attorney's involved in a milti millon dollar scam perpitrated by a series of people in in the capital region. Ianniello used his attorney's escrow account to to take in money that was generated from the scheme.  He than used that money to purchase a house, a Porche and other assets for his client that was later sentenced to federal prison.  After reading the article, it begs the question; why didn't Ianniello get charged with money laundering?  One theory is that Ianniello cooperated with the fed's on a very large level.  It has been said that he turned in his then wife, Mary Fox Ianniello, for her involvmant in a mortage scheme as part of his deal with the fed's to win his way out of an inditment.  Brendan Lyons's article clearly shows that Ianniello testified against his own client, and it is assumed that he provided information to the fed's regarding the other players in the scheme as well. 

While most of the playes in this wild display of greed went to prison, Ianniello walked away free as a little bird. He's law office continues to represent banks at real estate closings. The question is, why would a lending institution want to do business with a character like Ianniello?  Would you trust your personal information with him?    

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#1 REBUTTAL Owner of company

If this is the defence you provided for you're then wife, I'm not impressed.

AUTHOR: Johm. W - (United States) You are a lucky man Mr. Ianniello. You seemed to have have managed escape the criminal judicial system several times. You have seemingly screwed hundreds of people. And at he same time the want to be's of Saratoga Springs still embrace you. I find you to be the most despicable character in the area.

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#2 Consumer Comment

Why don't you respond?

AUTHOR: John W. - (USA)

Mr. Ianniello, you have been given an opportunity to respond to the statements made against you. Apparently you can offer no respoce to prove the statements about your involvment as a theif and an informent are incorrect. I may add that your initial responce did nothing more than give readers more reason to believe what has been posted about you on this site and Corrupt Courts web site is true. 

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AUTHOR: John - (USA)

Anyone that is considering doing any business with this creep needs to have their head exaimed. He has screwed so many people. 

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#4 Consumer Comment

Respone to Ianniello's rebuttal

AUTHOR: Brovey - (USA)

 Mr. Ianniello, I think it's good that you want to rebut the negative commentary that has been written about you. Following are captions relative to the commentary that was posted on the web site Expose Corrupt Courts. Can you explain where the author errored in his reporting? Thank you.

Still, court records and an FBI document shared with the Times Union show Hogan wasn't the only attorney who aided — if unwittingly — in the alleged crimes of Rechnitzer and Persaud. Anthony Ianniello, a well-known real estate lawyer in Clifton Park, handled the closing on a mortgage in which Persaud's wife, Indranie, a $40,000-a-year postal worker, sharply inflated her income on loan documents so her husband could secretly obtain an $890,000 home in Saratoga Springs. Ianniello also set up a partnership through which Persaud purchased a $135,000 Porsche coupe a year after filing for bankruptcy, and with the proceeds of his alleged crimes, according to the indictment. There is no indication that Ianniello knew Indranie Persaud was committing mortgage fraud. Ianniello declined to comment.

"But the Porsche deal raised suspicions of authorities. A state motor vehicle investigator who examined the Porsche transaction, and Ianniello's files, concluded in a government report that ''the unsatisfactory and illogical explanations provided by the attorney, lead him to the conclusion that the Porsche transaction was 'classic money laundering to hide an asset,' '' according to a memo filed in court by the U.S. Attorney's Office. Ianniello was never charged. Last year, Ianniello was called in for an interview with the FBI and federal prosecutors. He appeared alone. An FBI report detailing Ianniello's responses to questions indicates he gave carefully worded answers about his dealings with the Persauds, for whom he had handled dozens of real estate transactions. The FBI report indicates Ianniello said he was unaware Ronald Persaud and his wife had laundered money through Ianniello's private attorney escrow accounts. ''He also did not know why money would be transferred from Latvia,'' the FBI report states. ''Ianiello advised that he never dreamed there was a Latvian bank involved. ... He did not recall his staff telling him about these transfers. ... He stated that he was busy and preoccupied.'' Both Ianniello and Hogan are listed as witnesses by the government in the ongoing trial of Ronald, Esther and Shawn Persaud in U.S. District Court in Albany. It's unclear whether they will testify".

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#5 REBUTTAL Individual responds

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AUTHOR: Anthony R Ianniello - (USA)

The newspaper article referred to by the anonymous author absolutely does not explain my involvement in a "muti-million dollar scam." That is because I was not involved in any of the criminal activity undertaken by Ronald Persaud and his family. The article indicates that the use of my escrow account was "unwittingly" since I had no knowledge of the source of funds. The defendant was a licensed mortgage broker who conducted many legitimate transactions but also some that were illegitimate in nature with another lawyer. That lawyer testified against his client because he participated and had knowledge of the events and the victims. I had no knowledge of either the transactions or the victims. My testimony was strictly to verify the amounts that went into my escrow account and the legitimate uses for the funds. No deal was ever offered to me nor did I ever request a deal. None was necessary since I was thoroughly vetted by the FBI before I was asked to testify. Additionally, each of the victims gave testimony that they never heard of me as I gave testimony stating that I never heard of them. The statement by the author that "it has been said that he turned in his then wife" is carefully couched to give the author some breathing room. That is because the author undoubtedly knows what actually happened which is that nothing could be further from the truth. My ex wife engaged in mortgage fraud with a two time felon/former boyfriend, Michael Cassadei from Schenectady, NY before i even met her.  She told me well into our marriage that the FBI contacted her to Provide testimony against Cassadei. That she broke up with him prior to our meeting each other and that she had reported the fraudulent mortgage transactions to the FBI. That they were now proceeding toward an indictment against Cassadei and, in fact, did so resulting in a plea bargain  which sent Cassadei to prison for several years.

Is it a coincidence that this anonymous, intentionally false report appeared shortly after Mr. Cassadei was released from prison?

In fact, my law firm is the only firm in the entire state of New York to have been fully certified as being fully compliant with the seven pillars of best practices promulgated by the American Land Title Association. That is why lending institutions have continued to use my firm for 45 years and having conducted over 100,000 mortgage closings during this time period. 

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