Open Letter to Penelope Cruz From Her Jewish Doppelganger

Inna Vernikov, left; Penelope Cruz, right / Courtesy of the author; Instagram Inna Vernikov, left; Penelope Cruz, right / Courtesy of the author; Instagram Dear Penelope, You are a remarkable actress and a strikingly beautiful model. I have been following your successful career for years. Your performance in “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” was an inspiring work


One may be charged with assault when he purposefully or negligently causes bodily injury to another person. Generally, assault is treated as a misdemeanor, unless serious injury or other aggravating circumstances are involved. If you have been charged with assault, it is critical to consult a criminal defense attorney to help you understand and protect your rights.


Robbery is a crime which involves the theft of another person’s property by using physical force.  When the robbery occurs with the use of a weapon, it is defined as aggravated robbery. Both robbery and aggravated robbery are serious offenses and may result in grave penalties and/or jail time. If you have been charged with


Burglary is defined as entering a house or a building with the intent to commit a crime therein. To be guilty of the crime of burglary, the person did not actually have to commit a crime inside the building. It is sufficient that the person entered the building with the intention of committing the crime.

DWI Offenses

Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) DWI (“Driving while Intoxicated”), is viewed as serious offense in the United States, because of the danger posed to the civilian population. A DWI offense is likely to result in jail time and/or severe penalties.  If you have been charged with a  DWI offense, it is critical to consult a criminal defense attorney

Cyber Crimes

The prosecution and investigation into internet and cyber crimes have been on the rise in New York in recent years, as technology becomes more advanced and as internet communication evolves. Cyber crimes can be prosecuted on both state and federal level and penalties can be severe. It can be easy for innocent individuals to get

Gun Possession

Criminal possession of a weapon is a charge that applies when you are not legally licensed to carry a weapon or if that weapon is unlawful itself. Illegal possession of a firearm may result in jail time as well severe penalties. If you have been charged with illegal gun possession, it is critical to consult a criminal defense

Medicaid Fraud Violations

Medicaid Fraud occurs when a Medicaid provider makes a knowing misrepresentation in order to obtain funds from the Medicaid program. Medicaid provider fraud includes, but is not limited to: billing for services which were never provided, providing services that were medically unnecessary, billing for services provided by unlicensed individuals, filing a claim for fake services

Elana Krasinskaya

My father won an apartment through lottery in the Muchelama Co-Op building. At the interview, the board told him that he is not qualified for the apartment for reasons of financial instability. After we negotiated with the board several times, the board made its final decision to deny my father the rights to ownership of