"Prominent Morningside Heights immigration attorney and small business booster Alfred Placeres has been lauded by Mayor Bloomberg and dished out advice on Telemundo. But this month, a Manhattan jury decided that Placeres owes a
Venezuelan man a million dollars in damages after his case was bungled,
landing him in immigration detention for more than a year. Placeres denies the allegations and says he plans to appeal." - Erica Pearson, NY Daily News, Mar. 30, 2012.