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September 21, 2018

CSG Obtains Dismissal of Charges Against Client, Alon Feldman

On September 14, 2018, Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi (“CSG”) white collar defense attorneys Matthew E. Beck and Olajide A. Araromi obtained a dismissal of all charges brought against their client, Alon Feldman, by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The charges, which included “creating a false public alarm” and “interference with transportation,” were in connection to a work-related device that law enforcement mistakenly identified as a fake bomb in his carry-on baggage when he traveled through Newark Liberty Airport on September 4, 2018.

Mr. Feldman serves as Vice President of Sales for a company that designs and manufactures portable X-ray inspection systems and had the device with him for a sales demonstration with a branch of the United States military that he was traveling to.

CSG’s Beck commented on the dismissal of charges: “As we said from the outset of this matter, Alon Feldman is a legitimate businessman who committed no crime. We were confident that once the Prosecutor’s Office had time to review the facts and circumstances of the event, it would come to the same conclusion.”

“We thank the Prosecutor’s Office for its quick investigation and dismissal of the case. Mr. Feldman has now returned home and will continue to pursue his business of helping countries, including the United States, remain safe.”