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64-Year-Old Arrested in Murder of NYC Lawyer, Stabbed to Death in Queens Office

August 10 2021, Queens, New York – Nando Perez, 64-Year-Old, has been arrested Monday for the murder of a Queens attorney who was found stabbed to death in his Queens office, police said.


Perez, who lives in the Bronx, was arrested and charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, after the killing of attorney Charles Zolot in Queens, according to cops.

Zolot was found with multiple stab wounds in a second-floor office in Jackson Heights by a custodian, police said.

Zolot worked at 37-06 82nd Avenue in Jackson Heights, was found lying face up on a floor in the office around 5:50 a.m., police said.


“Sounds like a disgruntled client,” said Mark Drucker, a lawyer who owns a firm in the same building, “They think that someone came in last night and I think one of the secretaries was afraid of this guy.”

Drucker continued, “from what I hear, he came in with his brother I think and Charlie took him up to the office and never came down, Charlie didn’t anyway.”

According to witnesses on scene, the victim was known for doing real estate litigation and divorce work and was identified by friends as Charles Zolot

“Simple guy, you know, kept by himself, very friendly, big Met fan,” said Drucker, “Very likeable… Not at all the kinda guy who would have an enemy.”
According to this Drucker, the victim didn’t have wife or children but does have a sister.

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