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Currently a partner in the prominent national law firm of BakerHostetler in New York, George Stamboulidis was formerly the chief of the Long Island Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. In that role, Stamboulidis successfully prosecuted the case leading to the conviction of Genovese crime family boss, Vincent “the Chin” Gigante, as well as the boss of the Colombo crime family and the underboss of the Lucchese crime family. He has prosecuted dozens of Cosa Nostra leaders, members and associates for murder, money laundering, labor racketeering, extortion, white collar crime, loansharking and numerous other crimes.
He was also the lead prosecutor in United States v. Wen Ho Lee, a classified nuclear weapons secrets case that resulted in a felony guilty plea. Stamboulidis is the co-chair of BakerHostetler’s White Collar Defense and Corporate Investigations Team.