June 12, 2012 – Crain's New York Business
Two guilty pleas were entered Tuesday resulting from an investigation following the death last year of a Guatemalan immigrant in a Brooklyn tortilla factory.
Mar 28, 2012 – NY Times
Mr. Ponce, a Mexican immigrant, declined to comment on the charges, but his lawyer, Manuel Portela, said he did not think the case merited criminal prosecution.
July 21, 2003 — THE WB, WPIX CHANNEL ELEVEN 10:00 p.m. NEWS, Special Report:
Breaking the Law.
Channel 11 News covered the obscure laws under New York's
Administrative Code that affects the quality of life of residents
in New York City. Manuel Portela was interviewed regarding the
Administrative Code regulation that states it is illegal for a
civilian to be in possession of handcuffs.
U.S.A./Spain. March 26, 2003 — Asociación de Impresarios Y Profesionales
A round table discussion addressing a comparative
analyses of the Eurpean and American Legal System.
Manuel Portela, Jr. appeared as guest speaker in a
round table discussion regarding differences
between the American and European legal systems.
The discussion looked at several aspects of the
European and American civil procedure laws and
rules regarding commercial and corporate litigation.
2001 — RNN (Radio News Network)
The Big Story on the Sean Puffy Combs Gun Possession Trial.
During the jury deliberations stage of the Sean Puffy Combs gun case,
Manuel Portela appeared as a guest and legal expert to discuss the
strengths and weaknesses of the New York County's District Attorney's
case against Combs and the likely outcome of the case.
2001 — RNN, Radio News Network,
Murder trial of Nathaniel Brazill.
A fourteen year old boy found guilty of second degree murder for the
shooting death of his middle school English teacher. Manuel Portela
appeared as guest and legal expert regarding the issue whether gun
manufacturers should be sued for the unlawful acts of owners of
2001 — Court TV,
Robbery Trial of Sarah Plumb.
Manuel Portela appeared as legal expert commentating on the various
stages of the trial of Sarah Plumb, a 16 year old who was tried for
committing masked and armed robbery of a convenient store to support
her heroin habit.
1996 — Univision, Noticias Canal 41, Spanish News,
Local news reporter interviewed Manuel Portela, Jr.
regarding his representation of a 58 year old woman
arrested and charged with assaulting a police
officer in the course of an arrest.
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