Nicholas DePento, Esq. In The News

During the past 45 years Mr. DePento has tried hundreds of cases and in doing so has had many high profile clients. Below is a selection of news articles about Mr. DePento, which is just a sample of his legal portfolio.

Woman, Boyfriend Sentenced for Crime Spree, Little Italy Shooting

July 27, 2014

Authorities said Rodriguez and her boyfriend, Richard Taylor Fox, tried to rob three women — including two sisters — on a sidewalk in the 700 block of West Date Street in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood the evening of July 27, 2014.

One of 7 sentenced in Sportcenter meth case

September 30, 2013

Fifteen days of public work service with credit for 33 days in jail was the sentence Sept. 20 to one of seven people who were charged with distributing methamphetamine for sale with the owner of the Mission Bay Sportcenter.

Benjamin Arellano Felix fired his attorney just before his sentencing Monday (and hires Nick DePento)

April 02, 2012

Arellano Felix fires previous attorney and hired attorney Nicholas DePento right before sentencing. 

Mafia Tied to Indian Gaming Takeover Bid

January 11, 1992

Reputed San Diego mobster Chris Petti and nine other men, including a top local defense lawyer and the alleged bosses of the Chicago mob, were named Friday in a federal indictment charging that organized crime tried to infiltrate gambling operations at the Rincon Indian Reservation. 

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