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Famed Attorney Dominic Barbara to Avoid Jail, For Now

Dominic Barbara. Credit: File Photo
Dominic Barbara. Credit: File Photo

Dominic Barbara of Williston Park, who pled guilty last week on criminal contempt charges, will not be serving jail time so long as he stays out of trouble.

The former celebrity attorney has pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal charges in connection with a September 2012 charge of violating an order of protection.

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice had charged him with making indirect contact with his ex-wife, threatening  to shake her down for $200,000. He also faced charges of choking his live-in girlfriend in his Williston Park home in August 2013.

Nassau County District Court Judge Helen Voutsinas adjourned that case in contemplation of dismissal, meaning if Barbara stays out of trouble for one year, the charges will be dropped.

He been arrested in December 2012 and charged with harassment, stalking, and attempting to extort $200,000 from his ex-wife by threatening to file false police reports and a false order of protection against her.

Barbara had violated a stay-away order of protection issued against him by Nassau County Family Court. Barbara also pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct (a violation) stemming from an allegation of stealing a pocketbook from a retail store in Manhasset on Feb. 12, 2013.

"I am just ready to get my life in order," Barbara said to Newsday.

The high-profile lawyer has represented a cross section of the famous and near famous. Clients have included Massapequa residents Joey Buttafuoco and Jessica Hahn.
Grifhunter March 17, 2014 at 03:05 PM
Watta clown. Hair transplant, capped teeth, stomach surgery, all that money to get attention from some broads who, in the end broke him. And note to Patch: he ISN"T an attorney anymore.
Sal Anthony March 18, 2014 at 04:42 AM
What a giant loser!!!
Vincent March 18, 2014 at 06:58 AM
Sal Anthony: But it pays to be connected.
sadeto March 18, 2014 at 10:03 AM
The most powerful and most expensive matrimonial attorney in Nassau County lives by the sword and dies by the sword. I recall sitting in Supreme Court during my own divorce, watching this pompous ass act like he owned the place, during other parties' trials. Good for his ex, to stand up for herself and stick it to him.
Robin Newman May 07, 2014 at 02:36 PM
unfair!!! Lock him up!!! Broke client privilege with many clients! They never reported the cases he lost where his pockets got padded, along with his dopey son.

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