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Agave Biosystems Settles FCA Claims Over Contract Staffing

August 19th, 2013

Law 360


A New York federal judge approved a settlement in a qui tam (whistleblower) case within which Agave BioSystems Inc. had been accused of defrauding the U.S. Department of Defense out of more than $15 million by staffing contracts with its founder’s family members instead of engineers.”

Attorney Andrew J. Campanelli filed the complaint for the realtor in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York.

Long Island Man issued summons for laughing too loud in his own home

March 6th, 2013

New York Post


A Rockville Centre man was charged with two counts of disturbing the peace for having laughed too loudly within his own home at 6:00 p.m. in the evening. The man, who retained attorney Andrew J. Campanelli, was “slapped with” the two summonses because his next-door neighbor complained that he could hear his laughter from across his adjacent driveway.

“The last time I checked, it was not a crime to laugh — except in Rockville Centre,’’ attorney Campanelli said.

After a written motion to dismiss was filed by attorney Campanelli in the Village Court, both charges were dismissed.

Homeowner Fights AT&T Cell Phone Antenna on Roof

January 24th, 2013

News 4 New York


A condominium owner came home to find that a sled-style cell antenna installation had been installed just feet above her doorway. She hired attorney Andrew J. Campanelli to fight AT&T, to force AT&T to remove the installation from atop her home.

Mr. Campanelli was successful in persuading the local zoning authority to deny zoning approval for the installation, and AT&T was ultimately forced to remove the entire cell antenna installation from above his client’s home.

Brightwaters drops cell tower proposal

October 5th, 2012

Newsday


Just two days after a group of residents retain attorney Andrew J. Campanelli to battle against its approval, the Brightwaters Village Board announced it would no longer consider plans to install a cell tower on grounds within a village park.

Nod to Progress Endangers an Old Clock

July 6th, 2012

New York Times


In response to a wireless company filing a zoning application seeking approval to install a cell antenna inside the clock tower of the oldest Presbyterian Church in the United States, which houses a clock that has been hand-wound every eight days for over one hundred thirty (130) years, nearby homeowners retained attorney Andrew J. Campanelli to defeat the application.

After attorney Campanelli presented his opposition to an application before the Village of Southampton’s architectural review and historic preservation board, the application to install cell antennas within the clock tower was denied.

“I Feel Vindicated”

April 24th, 2012

Riverhead Local


A property owner in Riverhead, New York, was charged with fifty-eight (58) criminal zoning violations for having cleared his property without permits for clearing, excavation grading, filling or wetland buffer or wetland filling permits. The property owner retained attorney Andrew J. Campanelli to defend the case.

Mr. Campanelli took the case to trial, at the conclusion of which, all charges were dismissed.

City Hires Attorney to Review New Cell Tower Ordinance

September 15th, 2011

Calabasas Patch


New York based attorney Andrew Campanelli will provide feedback on the document, but after a local commission and citizens first have their say.

With a 5-0 vote, the City of Calabasas, California, Communications and Technology Commission voted to retain Andrew J. Campanelli to provide feedback on its proposed new ordinance to regulate the installation of wireless facilities within the City’s jurisdiction.

City Councilman Fred Gaines said Campanelli was an “excellent choice.” After Mr. Campanelli had flown to California to meet with the Council personally, Gains said that “I was impressed with Mr. Campanelli.”

Hempstead BZA Denies Subway Cell Antenna Application

February 4th, 2011

Calabasas Patch


The Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) denied an application by T-Mobile for permission to install cell antennas atop a two-story building in Garden City South, NY.
Store owners within the building retained attorney Andrew J. Campanelli to oppose the application. Upon cross examining the applicant’s RF engineer, Mr. Campanelli was able to extract an admission from the engineer that the RF radiation levels, which would emanate from the installation, would have exceeded the general population exposure limits deemed safe by the FCC.

Attorney Campanelli has been successful in opposing cell tower applications in Bellmore, Merrick, Wantagh and the Town of Hempstead.

A Pushback Against Cell Towers

August 27th, 2010

New York Times


T-Mobile was ordered to take down a new 100-foot monotower erected on property deemed environmentally sensitive (and thus requiring a variance), based upon opposition interposed by attorney Andrew J. Campanelli, a lawyer who had been hired by a group of residents to oppose the cellular company’s zoning application.