Patricia Dimango Biography
Patricia DiMango (Patricia Mafalda DiMango) is an American media personality and retired judge born in 1953 in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S. She is one of the judges of panel court show Hot Bench on CBS. She is the first Italian-American woman to be elected as justice of the State Supreme Court.
In 2012 she was awarded the Alumna of the Year Award from Brooklyn College and was also the recipient of the prestigious Rapallo Award.
Patricia Dimango Age
Patricia was born in 1953 in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
Patricia Dimango Family | Patricia Dimango Siblings
She was born to Mafalda DiMango and Anthony DiMango. She also has a sister Joanne DiMango-Orr.
Patricia Dimango Married | Patricia Dimango Husband
Patricia loves to keep her love life private and its not clear whether she is in a relationship or not. It came to light that she was a divorcee a long time ago with no children although the identity of her ex-husband is unknown.
Patricia Dimango Education
DiMango graduated from St. John’s University with a Law degree. She was awarded a Juris Doctor degree from the St. John’s University School of Law. She earned a Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University. She is also a holder of Bachelor’s Degree cum laude in Psychology and Education from Brooklyn College.
Judge Patricia Dimango
In 1995 Patricia was appointed by Mayor Rudolph Giuliani as a Judge of the Criminal Court of the City of New York. Prior to her appointment she was a school teacher at NYC Public School.
In 1998 she served as the Acting justice of the State Supreme Court, 2nd Judicial District. She was later elected as a justice of the Supreme Court of Kings Country after two years retiring in March 2014.
During an interview with nydailynews.com in January 2014 she said; “My 16 years as a New York State Supreme Court Justice has been the most rewarding time of my professional life… I cherish the relationships and friendships that I have developed throughout the years. I look forward to the next chapter of my life with this exciting new adventure at Hot Bench and the incredible opportunity that awaits me.”
Patricia Dimango Hot Bench
Patricia is one of the three judges on the panel court show Hot Bench, created by Judge Judy Sheindlin. The show debuted in September 2014. Patricia is mentioned in a New Yorker article regarding Kalief Browder, a 16-year-old who spent over three years in Rikers Island awaiting trial. According to the article,she was the presiding judge who released Browder on his 31st court appearance. DiMango has also been involved with numerous other high-profile cases. The cases include murders and other crimes committed against children, and hate crimes.
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Patricia Dimango Net Worth | Patricia Dimango Salary
Previously, Patricia worked as Supreme Court Justice and her salary was estimated to be $244,400 annually. She serves as one of the judges of panel court show Hot Bench from where she earns more than $50k per episode.
Patricia Dimango Height
Dimango’s exact height is not yet known.
Patricia DiMango Awards
- 2012: Alumna of the Year Award from Brooklyn College
- 2012: Rapallo Award
- 2013: Distinguished Judiciary Award from the Catholic Lawyers Guild
- 2013: She was named “Woman of the Year” by the New York State Supreme Court Officers Association.
- 2014: She was named “Woman of the Year” by The New York State Court Officers Association
- 2016: She was named “Woman of The Year” by the Italian Charities of America.
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Patricia Dimango Interview
‘It Can Get Messy’: ‘Hot Bench’ Judges Talk Disputes With Family And Friends
Judge Acker, we all, sooner or later, come into sort of financial disagreement, even with the closest of our friends. Can you tell us about the case you preside over on Wednesday’s episode?
Tanya Acker: You nailed it. We’re all in situations where sometimes we’ve needed things from friends, or our friends need things from us. That’s this case. One of our litigants couldn’t afford to go see his first grandchild, so he had a good friend who made that possible. What is at issue is whether or not making that possible was as a loan or a gift. In this case, here are two friends who did things for one another. The person who received the money was a writer, he wrote a blog where he used to write nice things about his friend. So the issue is, how do you quantify this? Is it a loan? When do you something nice for somebody, and if it’s someone that’s close to you, how do you protect yourself? What do you do to make sure you’re not taken advantage of and make sure you can preserve that relationship? It’s a lot. And it’s a common, recurring theme in a lot of our cases, how to manage a friendship when you insert business into it. It can get messy.
Michael, that theme also recurs in the case you preside over on Thursday’s episode, where a man claims he is scammed by a coworker for furniture costs. Can you describe the nature of this case? How exactly is one scammed for furniture costs?
Michael Corriero: This is a dispute between two coworkers and friends. A woman needed furniture for a house, and the coworker decided he was willing to lend her money for that. The question becomes whether or not it was a loan or a gift, whether there were some strings attached to giving her the money. He claims that she just took advantage of him, manipulated him, if you will, because he was “a nice guy.” It should have been obvious to him that she was somewhat hesitant to repay this money because she said she wouldn’t pay it back until after she went on a Hawaiian vacation. On the other hand, from her point of view, she claims that the plaintiff really had something else in mind and it wasn’t simply a matter of generosity or a loan transaction. We had to sift through the motivations here and arrive at a verdict.
Patricia, we’re living in the internet era and it’s not surprising to see a case like the one you oversee on Monday’s episode. Can you tell us about the GoFundMe debacle between a 21 year old woman and her mother?
Patricia DiMango: It did turn out to be a debacle. I wasn’t very familiar with GoFundMe. Once we started to handle this case and I learned a little about it, I thought, well, this is a terrific idea, what a great idea. But just like any other brilliant idea, you’ve got to be careful with it. So here, the 21 year old girl who suffered a stroke, her mother gratuitously, in a very altruistic gesture, opens up a GoFundMe account for her. People contribute so much money to it, she’s pretty happy, and she’s using the money all along. At some point she needs to have some additional rehab. She goes in and $4,000 is missing from the account. She goes to her mother, who’s the defendant in this case, who started out looking like she was doing a good thing, and asks what happened to the money? But we’re not going to tell you. You’ll have to watch on Monday to watch what happened to this money. Did somebody rightfully take it, or was it wrongfully withdrawn from that account?