Posted on: December 15, 2017

Home Improvement Contractor Arrested for Allegedly Scamming Sandy Victims Out of Nearly $400,000

HOLOWCHAK, RICHARD

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a home improvement contractor from Brooklyn has been arrested for allegedly scamming Superstorm Sandy victims out of nearly $400,000.

Richard Holowchak, 53, was arraig...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Statement of District Attorney Madeline Singas on the Fifth Anniversary of the Sandy Hook Massacre

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“In the five years since 20 children and six brave women were senselessly murdered by a madman with a gun at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Congress has taken no meaningful action to prevent these horrific tragedies. We must honor the memories of...

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Posted on: December 14, 2017

Bronx Man Arrested for Allegedly Posing as Attorney & Stealing from Clients Seeking Immigration Help

EFRAIN VARGAS

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Bronx man who posed as an attorney in Hempstead has been arrested for allegedly scamming immigrants out of more than $30,000.

Efrain Vargas, 62, was arraigned yester...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Great Neck Man Indicted for Murder for Crashing and Killing Victim Who Was Holding onto Hood of Car

Christian Arevalo

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that Great Neck man was arraigned today on grand jury indictment charges of Depraved Indifference Murder in the 2nd Degree for an August 2017 incident in which he allegedl...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

Westbury Man Sentenced to Four - Eight Years in Prison for Driving Incident that Killed Teenage Girl

herbie McLeod

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Westbury man was sentenced on Monday to four to eight years in prison for a driving incident that killed a teenage girl in July 2015. Two teenagers were thrown from their pos...

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Posted on: November 30, 2017

Glen Head Couple Arrested for Using Identity of Husband’s First Wife for Medical Coverage

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and the Nassau County Police Department announced the arrests of a married Glen Head couple for allegedly stealing the identity of the husband’s first wife and using it to...

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Posted on: November 28, 2017

Levittown Man Sentenced to Jail Time and Probation for Beating Dog in Head with a Shovel

Michael Gallagher

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Levittown man has been sentenced to four months in jail and five years’ probation for beating his dog with a shovel in December 2016.

The defendant also si...

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Posted on: November 21, 2017

Insurance Broker Arrested for Using Stolen Identities to Illegally Acquire Corporate Auto Insurance

NASARULLAH, SARDAR

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an insurance broker from Huntington has been arrested for using stolen identities to illegally acquire auto insurance policies.

Sardar Nasarullah, 62, was arraigned ye...

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Posted on: November 16, 2017

Lynbrook Man Arrested for Allegedly Impersonating Attorney & Stealing More than $100K From Homeowers

ROBERTS, CAESAR A.

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest of a Lynbrook man for allegedly impersonating an attorney and stealing more than $100,000 from homeowners he represented.

Caesar Roberts, 56, was arraigned yeste...

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Posted on: November 14, 2017

Brooklyn Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter for Wrong-Way Crash That Killed Pregnant Woman

Courtney Corbett

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Brooklyn man has pleaded guilty to the highest charge of manslaughter for the June 18 wrong-way crash that killed a pregnant woman and her unborn fetus.

Courtney Cor...

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Posted on: November 13, 2017

Fired Valley Stream Mechanic Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Shooting Gun into Auto Shop

christopher hicks

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former Valley Stream mechanic has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and four years of post-release supervision for a 2016 incident in which he fired a gun into h...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

Unlicensed Home Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Payments from Senior Citizens

Robert Cohan

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an East Rockaway man was sentenced yesterday to two to four years in prison for stealing $96,100 in payments from multiple clients who hired him to do home repairs.

Ro...

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

Inwood Woman Arrested for Allegedly Stealing More Than $200,000 in Welfare and Housing Benefits

SIMMONS, AMIKA LAND

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an Inwood woman was arrested for allegedly stealing more than $200,000 in welfare and housing benefits over the course of four years.

Amika Land, also known as Amika S...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Former Carle Place FD Treasurer Arrested for Allegedly Stealing more than $60,000 from Department

Weingarten, William J

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former treasurer for the Carle Place Fire Department has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $60,000 from the department over the course of four years.

Wi...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

Freeport Woman Sentenced for Stealing Identities of Hundreds of People Across 31 States

Seerojnie, Ram

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Freeport woman was sentenced today to one and a half to three years in prison for stealing the identities of hundreds of people. As part of her sentence, Seerojnie ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Home Healthcare Aide Arrested for Stealing more than $75,000 in Medicaid and Food Stamp Benefits

AGBAJE,  BOSEDE

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest of a Uniondale woman for allegedly stealing more than $75,000 in Medicaid and food stamp benefits over the course of two and a half years.

Bosede Agbaje, 37, was...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

N. Baldwin Woman Sentenced to 2-4 Years in Prison for Stealing More Than $600,000 from Oceanside Co.

Donna SALAMANCA

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a North Baldwin woman has been sentenced to two to four years in prison for stealing more than $600,000 from a Oceanside company that installs automatic doors. As par...

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Hempstead Gang Member Found Guilty of Attempted Murder for 2015 Shooting in Uniondale

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a jury found a Hempstead man guilty yesterday of attempted murder in a 2015 incident in which the defendant fired a gun at the victim outside of Uniondale Park, perma...

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Posted on: October 5, 2017

Paralegal and Husband Sentenced for Stealing More than $900,000 from L.I. Construction Company

Linda Minervini and Thomas Cacaci Jr.

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a paralegal from Las Vegas, Nevada, who, with her husband stole more than $900,000 from a construction company based in Lynbrook, N.Y. was sentenced yesterday to two to six yea...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

17 Members of Major Narcotics Organization Indicted in Multi-State Heroin and Cocaine Smuggling Ring

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that 17 people have been indicted by a grand jury for allegedly selling and trafficking heroin and cocaine throughout Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, Upstate New York and other s...

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Posted on: September 27, 2017

Mineola Man Convicted of 2016 Murder in Hempstead

Marvin Yanez

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a jury found a Mineola man guilty of murder in a 2016 incident in which the defendant beat the victim to death while he slept in a park.

Marvin Yanez, 43, was convicte...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

DA Singas Statement Regarding Order of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in U.S. v. Skelos

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“The Second Circuit’s order should not detract from the continuing need to embrace comprehensive and meaningful reforms to fortify our government contracting processes from manipulation, self-dealing and pay-to-play corruption. After Dean Skelos was charg...

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Posted on: September 25, 2017

Former Local Political Party Chairman Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

Gerard Terry

MINEOLA, N.Y. - Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former Democratic Party official, who had earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from local government contracts, pleaded guilty today to state tax fraud charges.

Gerard Terr...

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Posted on: September 15, 2017

Levittown Man Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty for Beating Dog in Head with a Shovel

Michael Gallagher

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Levittown man pled guilty today to animal cruelty charges related to beating his dog with a shovel in Dec. 2016. The dog, named Bella, was so severely beaten that it had to b...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Franklin Square Man Arrested for Abandoning Dog in Wantagh

JOHNSON, LEVON

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Franklin Square man has been arrested for allegedly abandoning a 10-year-old Terrier/Chihuahua mix near the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter on July 19. The dog later died fr...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Hempstead Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for 2014 New Year’s Day Shooting Death Outside Night C

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man was sentenced today to 18 years in prison for the January 1, 2014 shooting death of a man outside a Hempstead night club.

Charles Smith, 38, pleaded guilty in fr...

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Queens Man Sentenced to 11 Years in Prison for Roosevelt Field Mall Robbery & Shooting

Oliver Lee

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Queens man was sentenced to 11 years in prison and five years post release supervision for a 2015 holiday season armed robbery at Roosevelt Field Mall that left a mall employ...

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Posted on: August 24, 2017

Jersey City Couple Arrested for Abandoning Two Pit Bulls in Port Washington

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Jersey City couple has been arrested for allegedly abandoning two dogs near the North Shore Animal League on July 31. The animals were discovered dead in a crate ap...

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Posted on: September 8, 2017

Syosset Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Impersonating Federal Air Marshal

Vicars, Mark

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Syosset man arrested in Dec. 2015 for impersonating a federal air marshal and who was found with multiple weapons in his car and home was sentenced today to six yea...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

Attorney Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail for July 2015 Assault in Law Office Lobby

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead-based attorney was sentenced today to 60 days in jail for a July 2015 assault.

Lawrence Etah, 54, from Central Islip, was found guilty of Assault in the 3r...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

East Meadow Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Throwing Cinderblocks onto Meadowbrook Parkway

Denton, Andrew

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an East Meadow man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for throwing cinderblocks and paving bricks onto the Meadowbrook Parkway, striking a car and causing perm...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Drug Dealer Sentenced to Eight Years in Jail for His Role in Nassau & Suffolk Heroin Ring

Adames, Reinardo

Reinardo Adames, 28, was one of 35 people indicted for their roles in “Operation Bundle Up”

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a West Babylon man was sentenced today to eight years i...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Statement of DA Madeline Singas Regarding Gov. Cuomo’s Proposed Expansion of NY’s Hate

“The violence, bigotry and hate that led to the murder of an innocent young woman in Charlottesville is intolerable, and I commend Governor Cuomo for proposing the expansion of New York’s hate crimes statute to include inciting to riot...

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Posted on: August 16, 2017

Nassau County Probation Officer Indicted for Coercing a Probationer

Jean-Louis, Andy

Andy Jean-Louis is indicted on 37 counts and faces up to 2-1/3 years to seven years in prison

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Nassau County probation officer has been indicted for coercing one of h...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Levittown Man Arrested for Submitting Falsified Army Deployment Orders to Levittown Fire Department

Nicholson, Raymond

Raymond Nicholson III is a Customs & Border Patrol Agent at JFK Airport

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Levittown man was arrested today for allegedly submitting falsified Army deployment order...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Suspended Attorney Arrested for Stealing $40,000 From a Mortgage Escrow Account

Enoksen, Nancy

Nancy Enoksen allegedly stole the money that was meant for a down payment on a home

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a suspended attorney from Islip has been arrested for allegedly stealing $40,000 fr...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Oyster Bay Man Sentenced to 14 to 30 years for 2014 Fatal DWI Hit-and-Run and Arson

Grant, Madi

Madi Grant was drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana at a strip club before the crash

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an Oyster Bay man has been sentenced to 14 to 30 years in prison for a December 2014 crash on the Southern...

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Queens Man Arrested for Stealing more than $144,000 from Major Insurance Provider

Jitlal, Mohan

Mohan Jitlal is accused of writing checks and depositing them into an account in his and his wife’s name

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Queens man was arrested yesterday for allegedly st...

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Former Doctor Sentenced to 1-3 Years in Prison for Attempted Jury Tampering and Burglary Charges

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Former Doctor Sentenced to One to Three Years in Prison for Attempted Jury Tampering and Burglary Charges

Marshall Hubsher disguised himself in court and taped fake ‘jury instructions’ to the doors & tables of jury rooms

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Posted on: August 9, 2017

Uniondale Man Sentenced to Five to 15 Years in Prison for Manslaughter in Death of Toddler

Pardo, Lord

Lord Pardo killed 18-month old boy he was babysitting

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Uniondale man was sentenced today to five to 15 years in prison for manslaughter in the death of a toddler who ...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Queens Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Selling Hundreds of Bags of Heroin in Glen Cove

Ventura, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Ventura conspired to sell 600 bags of heroin to an undercover detective

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Queens man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for selling hundreds of bags of...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Queens Driver Sentenced to Five to 10 Years in Prison for Manslaughter & Assault in Fatal Crash

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Queens man was sentenced today to five to 10 years in prison for manslaughter and other charges related to a fatal hit-and-run car crash that took place in April 20...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

Statement from District Attorney Madeline Singas on Passing of Court of Claims Judge Alan Honorof

“It was deep sadness today that we learned of the passing of Court of Claims Judge Alan Honorof. Judge Honorof was a principled and fair jurist who led a life of service to his country and community. From his career in the U.S. Army, to his work...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Huntington Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Vehicular Assault for Crash

Eugene Golden was intoxicated when he drove drunk into oncoming traffic and crashed his car

 

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Huntington man pleaded guilty today to Aggravated Vehicular Ass...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

Attorney Sentenced to Prison Time for Stealing More than $785,000 from Clients

Steven Morelli stole from 22 clients and was disbarred

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a now disbarred attorney, was sentenced today to 2-1/2 to 7-1/2 years in prison for stealing hundreds of thousan...

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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Nassau County District Attorney and SPCA Seek Information on Deaths of Two Pit Bulls

The dogs were discovered inside a crate on July 31 in Port Washington

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that the NCDA and Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are seeking inf...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

Westbury Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter for Driving Incident that Killed Teenage Girl

Herbie McLeod knowingly drove his vehicle when two teenagers were sitting on the trunk and killed 18-year old

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Westbury man pleaded guilty yesterday to manslaughter r...

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Posted on: July 25, 2017

Glen Head Man Convicted of DWI Despite Refusing a Breath Test

Kralick, Kevin

Kevin Kralick was driving twice the speed limit and failed to maintain his lane

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a jury found a Glen Head man guilty of Driving While Intoxicated for a March 2016 incid...

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Posted on: July 24, 2017

Hempstead Woman Who Abandoned Injured Dog Sentenced to Jail Time

Copeland, Tamara

Niño, had open wounds and was left outside veterinary clinic in October 2015; Public helped catch defendant after surveillance video was released to media

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

NCDA Appeals Bureau Deputy Chief Yael Levy Wins NYPTI Prosecutor of the Year Appellate AdvocacyAward

Yael Levy, New York Prosecutors Training Institute Prosecutor of the Year

The award is given to a prosecutor who has demonstrated outstanding appellate advocacy skills

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that Assistant District Attorney Yael Levy, Deputy Bureau Chief of the A...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

North Baldwin Man Arrested for Allegedly Abusing Five-Year Old Yorkie

Armstrong, Jason

Dog was half its normal body weight and covered in urine

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a North Baldwin man has been arrested for allegedly abusing his five-year old Yorkshire Terrier, JJ, by not fe...

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

New Cassel Man Sentenced to 55 Years to Life for Murdering Gas Station Attendant

Golson-Orelus, Joshua

Joshua Golson-Orelus was convicted on all counts by a jury in February

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a New Cassel man was sentenced today to 55 Years to life in prison for a six-month robbery spree...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Freeport Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing Identities of Hundreds of People Across 31 States

Seerojnie, Ram

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Freeport woman pleaded guilty today to charges related to stealing the identities of hundreds of people across 31 states in order to fraudulently obtain hundreds of...

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Posted on: July 11, 2017

Former Doctor Pleads Guilty to Attempted Jury Tampering and Burglary Charges

Hubsher, Marshall

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former doctor has pleaded guilty today to burglary and jury tampering charges for disguising himself in court and taping false jury instructions to the doors and ta...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Massapequa Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Selling Heroin & Cocaine Out of Basement Apartment

Coleman, Windsor

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Massapequa man was sentenced today to 12 years in prison with five years of post-release supervision for charges related to selling heroin and other drug parapherna...

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Posted on: June 30, 2017

Uniondale Man Convicted of Manslaughter in Death of a Toddler

Pardo, Lord

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Uniondale man was convicted yesterday evening of manslaughter in the death of a toddler who he was caring for while the child’s mother went to work in Oct...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

DA Singas announces the indictment of seven individuals related to corruption in Oyster Bay

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that former Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto, former Parks Commissioner Frank Nocerino and Richard Porcelli, the deputy executive leader of a political club, we...

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Posted on: June 21, 2017

Two Men Indicted for Fatal February Crash on Long Island Expressway in Woodbury

Areefeen Hirji and Jonnathan Santos

Jonnathan Santos and Areefeen Hirji were allegedly traveling at approximately 122 MPH at the time of impact

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Muttontown man and Manhasset man were arraigned on grand ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

College Point Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter for Killing Uber Driver in April 2016 Crash on LIE

Enriquez, Bonifacio

Bonifacio Enriquez was intoxicated when he hit and killed driver standing outside his vehicle 

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a College Point man pleaded guilty today for his role in an Apr...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Subway Sandwich Shop Owner Arrested for Failing to Pay more than $110,000 in Sales Tax

Joshi, Amit

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Deer Park man has been arrested on tax charges for allegedly failing to pay over $110,000 in sales tax for his Plainview-based Subway shop.

Amit Joshi, 50, was arrai...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Contractor Arrested for Forging Certificates of Liability Letters

McBride, Donald

Donald McBride allegedly used inconsistent font style and size while forging the certificates

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Lynbrook-based contractor has been arrested for allegedly forging Certi...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Forty-One Alleged Members of MS-13 Indicted for Four-Year Wave of Violence in Nassau County

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that 41 alleged members of the MS-13 (Mara Salvatrucha) gang have been indicted by a grand jury for multiple acts of violence and conspiracy in Nassau County over th...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO: Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, Nassau Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter and Assistant Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations New York Jason Molina

WHAT: 41 alleged members of MS-13 indicted for four-ye...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Roosevelt Man Arrested for Attempting to Steal $45,000 in Insurance Scheme

McFadden, Jamel

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Roosevelt man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to steal $45,000 in an insurance scheme.

Jamel McFadden, 32, was arraigned yesterday before Judge Paul Meli ...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Construction Company Owner Arrested for Illegally Dumping 80,000 Pounds of Construction Debris

Maltez, Jose Cruz

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and New York State Department of Environmental Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that a Valley Stream man has been arrested for allegedly dumping 80,000 pounds of construction deb...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Disbarred Attorney Sentenced to 1-3 Years for Stealing more than $900,000 from Clients’ Estate Funds

Wagner, Robert A. (2)

Robert Wagner was arrested on two separate occasions

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a disbarred attorney was sentenced yesterday to one to three years in prison and ordered to pay restitution in the...

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

Queens Man Pleads Guilty to Robbery & Assault Charges for Roosevelt Field Mall Robbery & Shooting

Lee, Oliver

Oliver Lee tried to steal an $18,000 Rolex from the Tourneau Jewelry Store

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Hempstead Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing a Gun

McLean, Malcolm

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison today and five years’ post-release supervision for charges related to carrying a handgun into his e...

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

Queens Driver Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter & Assault in Fatal Crash that Killed Taxi Driver

MINEOLA, N.Y. - Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Queens man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and several other charges related to a fatal hit-and-run car crash that took place in April 2016 on Hempstead Turnpike. The defe...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

Las Vegas Couple Pleads Guilty to Stealing More than $900,000 from L.I. Construction Company

Thomas Cacaci and Linda Minervini

Linda Minervini and Thomas Cacaci Jr. purchased a time share in Las Vegas with stolen money

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that that a paralegal from Las Vegas, Nevada and her husband who stole more than...

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Posted on: June 5, 2017

Statement of District Attorney on the Retirement of Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter

JUNE 5, 2017

“I am grateful for Commissioner Tom Krumpter's dedicated leadership of our outstanding police force and it's been a great privilege to work with him to keep the people of Nassau County safe,” DA Singas said. “All ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

Appellate Division Affirms Conviction of Hempstead Man for Depraved Indifference Murder in DWI Crash

Defendant was fleeing police when he killed 24-year old man

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department, has affirmed the 2013 conviction of Lloyd Williams, 33,...

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Attorney Sentenced for Stealing Nearly $500,000 in Multiple Thefts

Spitalnic, Daniel

Daniel Spitalnic defrauded a real estate client and fraudulently secured a loan on a property he did not own

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an attorney from Great Neck has been sentenced to one to t...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

DA Singas, Long Beach Officials Announce DWI Crackdown for Memorial Day Weekend

58 people have been arrested for DWI in Long Beach in 2017

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney announced an enhanced drunk driving enforcement program that will go int...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Manhasset Attorney Arrested for Stealing Nearly $230,000 from Client

DiGirolomo, Alfred

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of a Manhasset attorney who allegedly stole $229,990 from a client.

Alfred DiGirolomo, Jr., 61, was arraigned today before Judge Paul Meli and charged with...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

California Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison for Killing Estranged Wife’s Boyfriend

Ewers, Deon

Deon Ewers shot the man within an hour of arriving on a cross-country flight

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a California man was sentenced today to 25 years to life in prison for fatally shooting hi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2017

Hempstead Woman Who Abandoned Injured Dog Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty Charge

Copeland, Tamara

MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead woman pleaded guilty yesterday to an animal abuse charge and is expected to be sentenced to six months in jail and be barred from owning an animal for the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2017

Amityville Woman Indicted for June 2016 Double-Fatal Crash in Hicksville

Stenson, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Stenson is accused of killing a bicyclist and a passenger in her vehicle

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an Amityville woman was arraigned today on grand jury indictment charges related to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2017

Long Beach Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Fatal Shooting Near Public Housing Project

The shooting was the result of a dispute over a woman

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Long Beach man was sentenced yesterday to 20 years in prison and five years’ post release supervision...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Two Men Convicted of Throwing Bricks onto Meadowbrook Pkwy. & Permanently Injuring Victim in Car

Jacob Palant and Andrew Denton

One of the bricks shattered the windshield of a car, causing eye damage to a passenger in the vehicle

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a jury found two men guilty today of Assault in the 1st Degree an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2017

Three Men Sentenced to Prison Time for 2016 Assault & Kidnapping

Maldonado, Jesus

The victim was handcuffed behind his back, stabbed multiple times and pistol-whipped MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that three men have been sentenced to prison time for their roles in the kidnap and as...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Statement from District Attorney Madeline Singas on Lake George Fatal Boat Crash Conviction

“People all across New York State were heartbroken by the death of eight-year old Charlotte McCue while she was riding with her family in her grandfather's boat on Lake George last July. Today’s manslaughter verdict is a tribute to the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Freeport Man Sentenced 6-18 Years in Prison for Crash that Killed Passenger on Southern State Pkwy.

Sobrane, Jonathan

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Freeport man was sentenced to six to 18 years in prison for charges related to a fatal crash on the Southern State Parkway in April 2016. The NCDA recommended a sen...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Roosevelt Man Receives Prison Time for Fatal Crash that Killed Girlfriend on her 25th Birthday

Cummings, Horace

Diamond Hawkins was a passenger in a new car her grandmother bought her when she was killed

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Roosevelt man was sentenced today to four to 12 years in prison for a fat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2017

14 People Indicted for Their Roles in Heroin Ring that Operated in Nassau, Queens and Brooklyn

One of the defendants is a retired NYPD Narcotics Detective; Twelve others arrested MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that 14 people have been indicted for their alleged involvement in a large-scale heroin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Home Improvement Contractor Arrested for Forging Letter from Town of North Hempstead Building Dept.

Rosenberg, Mark

Mark Rosenberg,44, allegedly wrote a letter saying a work permit application was denied MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest of a licensed home contractor from Lindenhurst for allegedly forging a l...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Valley Stream Man Sentenced to Nine Years in Prison for Selling Fentanyl-laced Heroin

Jennings, Bryan

Bryan Jennings sold heroin that was linked to two fatal overdoses in Nassau County MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Valley Stream man was sentenced yesterday for his role in selling heroin laced wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2017

West Hempstead Attorney Sentenced to 3 - 9 Years for Stealing More Than $5.7 Million from Clients

Frankel, David

David Frankel, 52, stole real estate proceeds to fund his own investments

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a West Hempstead attorney was sentenced today to three to nine years in prison and ordered to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2017

Current & Former Owner of Mineola Restaurant Arrested for Failing to Pay Collected Sales Tax

Paul Batista and Joseph Rosmaninho

Joseph Rosmaninho and Paul Batista face up to 15 years’ incarceration if convicted 

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrests of the current and former owner of Churrasqueira Brasa Ro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 17, 2017

Attorney Pleads Guilty to Grand Larceny Charges for Stealing More than $785,000 from Clients

Morelli, Steven

Steven Morelli stole from 22 clients and will be disbarred

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an attorney whose office is in Garden City and stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from 22 clients&rs...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2017

Uniondale Man Arrested for Burning and Beating Girlfriend’s Cat

Santiago, Giovanni

The black and white female calico suffered teeth fractures, scarring and a broken tail

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Uniondale man was arraigned today on indictment charges related to repeatedly ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2017

Inmate Sentenced to 3-6 Years in Prison for Plotting to Kidnap & Assault Former NCDA Prosecutor

Nathan, Chandran

Chandran Nathan sought to have the prosecutor beaten into falsely exonerating him on video

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an inmate in Shawangunk Correctional Facility was sentenced to three to six ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2017

Mayor of Muttontown and Husband Arrested for Failing to File Taxes for Five Years

Beckerman, Julianne and Adam

Julianne and Adam Beckerman allegedly owe more than $243,000 in personal income taxes

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrests of the mayor of Muttontown and her husband, a gastroenterologist, for alle...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2017

East Rockaway Accountant Arrested for Failing to Pay more than $91,000 in Personal Income Taxes

Ballin, Steven

Steven Ballin is accused of not paying his taxes for five consecutive years

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest of a certified public accountant from East Rockaway for allegedly failing to pay more...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2017

Thirty-Six People Indicted in Nassau & Suffolk Heroin Ring that Operated along Rte.110

Six defendants, who allegedly sold heroin, charged with Operating as a Major Trafficker in “Operation Bundle Up”

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that 36 people have been indicted for t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 30, 2017

Former Glenwood Fire Co. Treasurer Sentenced to Five Years’ Probation for Stealing more than $45,000

Brown, Robert

Robert Brown embezzled cash from the department’s membership fund and stole from an arcade machine

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Farmingdale man was sentenced today for stealing tens of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 29, 2017

Collection Agent Arrested for Stealing $1.6 Million from Hospital

Alpren, Norman

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest of a collection agent for allegedly stealing more than $1.6 million from St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. Norman Alpren, 71, and his company, MBI Associates,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2017

California Man Convicted of Murder for Fatal Shooting in Valley Stream

Ewers, Deon

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a jury found a California man guilty of murder for a November 2015 fatal shooting in Valley Stream.

Deon Ewers, 51, was found guilty of Murder in the 2nd Degree (an A-...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 28, 2017

Freeport Man Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Vehicular Homicide in Fatal Crash that Killed Passenger

Jonathan Sobrane was speeding when he clipped an SUV and crashed into trees, killing his passenger and injuring two

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Freeport man pleaded guilty yesterday to charges ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Island Park Man Sentenced to Jail Time for High-Speed Crash That Killed Couple

John Aniano, 27, was found guilty by a jury of aggravated vehicular homicide

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an Island Park man was sentenced today to the maximum sentence of 8-1/3 to 25 years in pri...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2017

Strip Mall Manager Indicted for Allegedly Stealing More than $327,000 from Employer

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a New York City property manager was arraigned today on an indictment charge for allegedly stealing more than $327,000 from the owners of commercial shopping mall in ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Hempstead Woman Found Guilty of Stabbing Ex-Boyfriend in Stomach

Saravia-Martinez, Elsa Marina

Elsa Marina Saravia-Martinez finished her work shift following the stabbing

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead woman was convicted yesterday for a July 2015 stabbing that left a man with sev...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Bronx Man Indicted for April 2016 Murder Outside Hempstead Bar

Daniel Abrego Davila allegedly stabbed victim five times 

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Bronx man was arraigned today on grand jury indictment charges related to the stabbing death of a ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2017

Farmingdale Burglary Suspects Indicted for Allegedly Stealing More than $9,000 from Home

The defendants were allegedly found hiding in bushes with two pairs of handcuffs 

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a West Babylon woman and a Bay Shore man have been arraigned on indictment c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Brooklyn Couple Re-Arrested for the Fraudulent Collection of Money in Funeral and Charity Scam

Vincent Fina and Brittney Schmidt are accused of coaching their 11-year-old son to assist in soliciting donations

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the re-arrest of a couple from Brooklyn for allegedly scam...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2017

Four Men Arrested for Falsely Collecting Shelter Benefits from Department of Social Services

The four defendants are accused of stealing approximately $72,000 in unauthorized benefits

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrests of four men who are accused of falsely collecting approximately $72,0...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2017

Rockville Centre Police Officer Indicted for Allegedly Striking Man While Investigating an Assault

Federico, Anthony

Anthony Federico, 36, is also accused of falsifying official police documents 

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Rockville Centre police officer was arraigned today on indictment charges rel...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2017

Long Beach Man Pleads Guilty for Fatal Shooting Near Public Housing Project

Antonio Webb, 24, faces 20 years in prison for the crime

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Long Beach man who fatally shot another man at a party in September 2014 pleaded guilty yesterday to manslau...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Oyster Bay Man Convicted on All Counts for 2014 Fatal Hit-and-Run and Arson

Madi, Grant

Madi Grant was drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana at a strip club before the crash MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a jury convicted an Oyster Bay man on all counts for a December 2014 crash on th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2017

Tens of Thousands of Counterfeit Designer Jackets Seized in NCDA Raid

Biswas, Rahul

Jericho man arrested and charged for allegedly storing and selling the jackets
MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Jericho man has been arrested for allegedly storing and selling tens of thousands of c...
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Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2017

NCDA Adolescent Diversion Program Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Specialized initiative resolves cases 70% faster and matches young offenders with services MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and Judge David Goodsell were joined by current and former Assistant District Att...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2017

Nassau County District Attorney’s Office Establishes New Hate Crimes Unit

Mineola, NY – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas today announced the creation of a new unit to enhance the office’s efforts to investigate and prosecute hate crimes.

Singas has appointed veteran prosecutor Caryn Stepner to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2017

Baldwin Man Sentenced to 17 Years to Life in Prison for 2015 Burglary

Robinson, John

Defendant John Robinson is persistent violent felony offender

Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2017

Inmate Pleads Guilty to Plotting to Kidnap and Assault Former NCDA Prosecutor

Nathan, Chandran

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an inmate in Shawangunk Correctional Facility pled guilty today to plotting the kidnapping and assault of the former NCDA assistant district attorney who prosecuted h...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2017

NCDA Releases 2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report Cover

District Attorney Madeline Singas has released the 2016 Annual Report of the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. This year’s report outlines the accomplishments, initiatives and extensive community involvement of the District Att...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2017

Statement from District Attorney Madeline Singas on Execution of Sentence for William Flanagan

“William Flanagan’s imperious behavior brought scandal to his department and this county. Today, nearly eight years after his crime, William Flanagan is finally serving his sentence for official misconduct and conspiracy. New York&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 22, 2017

Roosevelt Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Crash that Killed Girlfriend on her 25th Birthday

Cummings, Horace

Diamond Hawkins, 25, was a passenger in a new car her grandmother bought her when she was killed

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Roosevelt man has pleaded guilty today to charges related to a fatal...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2017

Levittown Man Indicted for Animal Cruelty Charges for Allegedly Beating Dog in Head with a Shovel

Gallagher, Michael

Michael Gallagher is also accused of placing a zip tie around the dog’s neck MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Levittown man was arraigned today on indictment charges related to beating hi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2017

New Cassel Man Found Guilty of Murdering Gas Station Attendant During Six-Month Long Robbery Spree

Golson-Orelus, Joshua

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a New Cassel man was convicted on all counts today for his role in the Jan. 2015 murder of a gas station attendant during an attempted robbery and a six month-long ro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 15, 2017

NCDA Returns more than $17,000 to Woman Victimized in IRS Scam

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that $17,900 has been returned to a woman who lost it as a result of an IRS impersonation scam.The 64-year-old victim received calls threatening to arrest her in July, Aug...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 13, 2017

Farmingdale Man Convicted of 2015 Hit and Run Death on Southern State Parkway

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Farmingdale man was convicted on Friday for his role in a fatal hit and run death on the Southern State Parkway in Oct. 2015.

Wilkens Thelusma, 39, was convicted by ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2017

Hempstead Man Sentenced to 55 years to Life for Sexually Assaulting Four Women

Smith, Ramone

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man was sentenced to 55 years to life today for raping three women working in prostitution from June to August 2013 and attempting to rape another. Ramone...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2017

Westchester Woman Sentenced to Jail Time for Stealing Identities of Teachers to Treat Autistic Child

Stark, Aimee

Aimee Stark received thousands of dollars while working with special-needs children

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Westchester woman was sentenced today to one and a half to three years in prison ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Florida Woman Sentenced for Drunk, Drugged Hit and Run Crash that Killed 22-Year Old Cyclist

McKiski, Melissa

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Florida woman was sentenced to two to six years in prison for an Oct. 2015 fatal hit and run crash that killed a Queens cyclist. The NCDA recommended 4-12 years in ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Sands Point Cardiologist Sentenced for Vicious Assault-for-Hire Plot against Rival Doctor

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Sands Point cardiologist who conspired to seriously injure a rival doctor was sentenced today to five years in prison with five years of post-release supervision. A...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2017

Roosevelt Man Sentenced to 27 Years to Life for Murdering Man During Attempted Carjacking

Mineola, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Roosevelt man was sentenced today to 27 years to life in prison for shooting a man to death during an attempted carjacking in Hempstead in July 2014. Tayquan Clark,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2017

Syosset Man Who Impersonated Federal Air Marshal Pleads Guilty to Weapons Possession Charges

Vicars, Mark

Mark Vicars possessed a loaded pistol and assault rifle when he was arrested 

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Syosset man arrested in Dec. 2015 for impersonating a federal air marshal and ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Hempstead Woman Convicted of Assaulting Teacher at Daughter’s Middle School

McKenzie, Annika N.

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead parent was convicted by a jury today of assaulting a math teacher at her daughter’s middle school in April 2015.

Annika McKenzie, 35, of Hempstea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Westbury Man Sentenced to 21 Years to Life for Fatal Shooting of Uniondale Man

Ayala Deras, Joel

Joel Arquimides Ayala Deras pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Westbury man was sentenced yesterday to 21 years to life in prison for the January 2016 murder of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Appellate Division Affirms Convictions of Former County Legislators & Appointee in Corruption Case

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District AttorneyMadeline Singas announced that the Appellate Division Second JudicialDepartment has unanimously affirmed the 2014 convictions of former Countylegislators Roger Corbin and Patrick Williams and Town o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2017

Paralegal and Husband Arrested for Stealing More than $900,000 from L.I. Construction Company

Linda Minervini and Thomas Cacaci Jr.

Linda Minervini and Thomas Cacaci Jr.allegedly purchased a time share in Las Vegas with stolen money MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a paralegal from Las Vegas, Nevada and her husband were arraigned...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2017

Statement from District Attorney Madeline Singas on the Passing of Detective Steven McDonald

“NYPD Detective Steven McDonald famously forgave the teenage gunman who  left him paralyzed from 30 years ago. In that time, he became a voice  for peace and served as an inspiration for countless people. Detective  Mc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2017

West Hempstead Real Estate Attorney Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $5.7 Million from Clients

Frankel, David

David Frankel, 52, stole real estate proceeds to fund his own investments MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a West Hempstead attorney who stole more than $5.7 million from clients between September 201...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2017

Statement of NCDA Madeline Singas Regarding Governor Cuomo’s Criminal Justice Reform Proposals

“New Yorkers deserve a fair and efficient criminal justice system that protects victims and respects the rights of every defendant. I was proud to work with the District Attorney’s Association, the Innocence Project, and our criminal j...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2017

Two Queens Men Arrested for Allegedly Stealing $390,000 from Port Washington Cosmetics Company

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that two Queens men have been arrested for allegedly stealing more than $390,000 from a Port Washington-based cosmetics company.

Seul Han, 31 and Hyun Joon Kim, 44 were arr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 4, 2017

East Meadow Man Sentenced to 18 Years to Life for Killing Wife with a Dumbbell

Bejarano, Hector

Hector Bejarano, 55, was on the run for two weeks and was arrested when he returned home to do laundry MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an East Meadow man was sentenced today to 18 years to life in p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2016

Former Doctor Arraigned for Jury Tampering and Burglary

Hubsher, Marshall

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment of a former doctor who allegedly disguised himself in court and taped false jury instructions to the doors and tables of jury rooms while he was on trial in...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 22, 2016

Thirteen Alleged Members of Hempstead Gang Arrested for Six-Month Violence Spree

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that 13 alleged members of the Salvadorians with Pride street gang in Hempstead have been indicted by a grand jury for multiple violent acts, including stabbings and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2016

Island Park Man Found Guilty of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide in High-Speed Crash That Killed Couple

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an Island Park man was convicted today on all counts related to a January 2015 high speed crash that killed two people parked at a traffic light on Sunrise Highway.

Jo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2016

Bloods Gang Member Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Trafficking & Selling Heroin in Nassau County

Porter, Shamiek

Shamiek Porter was one of 31 people indicted in July as part of Operation Gram Slam investigation MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Bloods gang member, who is one of 31 people indicted as part of mult...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 19, 2016

International Fugitive Sentenced to 19 Years to Life for 1999 Murder at Hicksville Wedding

Singh, Balkumar

Balkumar Singh was captured in Trinidad and extradited to Nassau County in 2015 for prosecution MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an international fugitive was sentenced today to 19 years to life in p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2016

Hempstead Man Sentenced to 20 Years to Life in Prison for 2011 Murder of Girlfriend

Dung Tran shot 62-year old victim in Lynbrook parking lot

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man was sentenced today to 20 years to life in prison for murdering a 62-year old woman he was da...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2016

Far Rockaway Man Sentenced to 19 years in Prison for Killing Maryland Prison Guard

Wade, Dashawn

Dashawn Wade shot Daquan Gaskins outside Club in Baldwin

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Far Rockaway man was sentenced today to 19 years in prison for killing a Maryland prison guard outside a Bal...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 12, 2016

Glen Cove Man Sentenced to 18 Years to Life for Stabbing Death of Ex-Girlfriend

Cartagena, Jose

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Glen Cove man was sentenced today to 18 years to life in prison for the March 2015 stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend. Jose Cartagena, 56, pleaded guilty to murder...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 5, 2016

Laurelton Man Receives Maximum Sentence for Manslaughter and DWI

Mineola, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Laurelton man was sentenced today to five to 15 years in prison for a December 2013 crash in which he struck a pedestrian on Elmont Road in broad daylight. Brian Du...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2016

Roslyn Heights Insurance Agent Arrested for Allegedly Stealing more than $35,000 from Clients

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Roslyn Heights insurance agent was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from two former clients. Jack Kohen, 51, was arraigned before D...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 30, 2016

Massapequa Woman Sentenced for Stealing more than $100,000 & Possessing Forged Prescriptions

Alongi, Yessenia

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Massapequa woman was sentenced yesterday to three to six years in prison for stealing more than $100,000 from a Freeport company and possessing forged prescriptions...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Westbury Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Assaulting and Robbing Day Laborer

Garcia, Wilson

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Westbury man was sentenced today to 15 years in prison plus 3 years post release supervision for assaulting and robbing a former roommate. Wilson Garcia, 20, was co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2016

NCDA Offers Funding for Crisis Intervention Services to Help Teens Coping with Heroin Addiction

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that her office is committing criminal asset forfeiture funding to create an adolescent crisis intervention program that will help close the treatment gap for adoles...
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Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2016

Disbarred Attorney Re-Arrested For Stealing More than $500,000 from Estate Funds

Wagner, Robert A. (2)

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a disbarred attorney was re-arrested yesterday for allegedly stealing more than $500,000 from an estate he represented. Robert Alan Wagner, 63, of Bellmore, was arraigned yeste...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2016

Hempstead Man Sentenced for Attempted Murder of Ex-Girlfriend

Lockwood, Shaquon

Shaquon Lockwood attempted to murder woman by slicing her throat MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for multiple assaults and the attempted mur...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2016

DA Singas Calls on Board of Regents to Upgrade School Violence Reporting System

Proposes real-time disclosure of violence, gang activity, drug abuse and hate-based incidents

Proposed Rule Comments (PDF) Press Releases
Posted on: November 15, 2016

Inmate Arrested for Plotting to Kidnap and Assault Former NCDA Prosecutor

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an inmate in Shawangunk Correctional Facility was indicted and arraigned today for allegedly plotting the kidnapping and assault of the former NCDA prosecutor who pro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 3, 2016

Glen Cove Man Pleads Guilty to Stabbing Death of Ex-Girlfriend

Cartagena, Jose

Jose Cartagena killed ex-girlfriend in parking lot and fled to California MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Glen Cove man pleaded guilty to murder charges yesterday for the March 2015 stabb...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2016

International Fugitive Pleads Guilty to 1999 Murder at Hicksville Wedding

Singh, Balkumar

Balkumar Singh was featured in a 2009 episode of America’s Most Wanted MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Guyanese man who killed a 19-year old wedding guest and injured another man at a Hi...

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Posted on: November 2, 2016

District Attorney Singas Reminds Voters of Rights and Announces Election Protection Program

Prosecutors and investigators will be on call to investigate allegations of voter intimidation, disenfranchisement, or fraud

Mineola, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas today announced that her office will have prosecutors and...

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

East Meadow Man Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder Charges

Bejarano, Hector

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an East Meadow man who bludgeoned his wife to death with a dumbbell in 2015 pleaded guilty today to second degree murder charges.

Press Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2016

Former Glenwood Fire Co. Treasurer Arrested for Stealing more than $45,000 from the Department

Brown, Robert

Robert Brown allegedly embezzled cash from the department’s membership fund and also stole from an arcade machine MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of a Farmingdale man for alleg...

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Posted on: October 19, 2016

Seven People Arrested for Collecting Unemployment Benefits While Being Employed

One of the defendants collected more than $30,000 over a three-year period MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that seven people have been arrested for allegedly collecting unemployment benefits while ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2016

Roosevelt Man Convicted of Murder in July 2014 Carjacking

Tayquan Clark faces life in prison

Mineola, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a jury convicted a Roosevelt man guilty of murder on Friday for a July 2014 attempted carjacking in Hempstead in which he fatally sh...

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Posted on: October 14, 2016

Long Beach Bartender Sentenced to 10 Years for Drugging and Raping European Tourist

Edison, Dennis

Dennis Edison met victim through online couch surfing website MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Long Beach man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison plus 20 years post-release supervision for the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2016

NCDA Recovers $9,800 for Victim of ‘Grandparent Scam’

86-year-old woman thought her grandson was in trouble in the Dominican Republic

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas today announced that the NCDA’s Civil Forfeiture Bureau helped a Garden City woman recover $...

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

Former Comptroller Arrested for Stealing More Than $600,000 from Freeport Company

Salamanca, Donna

Donna Salamanca allegedly stole money during four year period MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a North Baldwin woman was arrested yesterday for allegedly stealing more than $600,000 from a Freeport c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2016

Statement from District Attorney Madeline Singas

“My friend, District Attorney Ken Thompson, has been unyielding in his pursuit of fairness and justice for the people of Brooklyn and his leadership is making communities safer and stronger. I know that he will confront this diagnosis with the s...

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Bronx Man Sentenced for Fatal Nightclub Shooting

Phillips, Tyshaun

Tyshaun Phillips, 23, opened fire into a crowd, killing a college student Mineola, NY – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that a Bronx man was sentenced to 23 years in prison for a 2014 fatal nightclub shooting in G...

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Hempstead Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter for 2013 Deaths of Girlfriend and Son

Vides, Renen

Renen Vides, 30, had a history of seizures and drove unmedicated despite being told by doctors he could not safely drive

Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2016

Westbury Man Sentenced to Jail Time for Beating Dog to Death

Two-year old Pomeranian named Dan Dan died from blunt force trauma MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Westbury man was sentenced today to 14 days in jail for beating his two-year old Pomerani...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2016

Roosevelt Man Pleads Guilty to First Degree Manslaughter Charges

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Roosevelt man who fired into a crowd at a Freeport house party in December 2014, and killed his friend, pleaded guilty yesterday to manslaughter charges. Autrey Smi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2016

Used Car Salesman Sentenced for Stealing More than $350,000 from Customers and Dealers

McGriff, Michael

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that Freeport man was sentenced today to 1-1/3 to 4 years in prison for stealing car payments from customers and dealerships in Nassau County.  

Michael McGriff, 4...

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Posted on: September 9, 2016

Disbarred Attorney Arrested For Stealing More than $400,000 from Estate Funds

Wagner, Robert A.

Robert Wagner faces up to five to 15 years in prison MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a disbarred attorney was arrested yesterday for allegedly stealing more than $400,000.00 from an estate he repres...

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

Former Office Manager Arrested for Stealing $300,000 from a Nassau Roofing Company

Sportiello, Tracey

Tracey Sportiello is also being charged with illegally obtaining unemployment insurance benefits

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

Suffolk County Man Arrested for Illegally Fueling Boats in Nassau & Suffolk

Monahan, Gene

Gene Monahan, 57, is accused of dispensing gas directly from a tank truck into boats, creating a fire hazard

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest yesterday of an Amityville man accused of illegally ...

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Posted on: August 31, 2016

Disbarred Attorney Arrested for Stealing $25,000 from Clients

Daly, Timothy F.

Timothy Daly, 53, Allegedly Used Homebuyers’ Escrow Funds to Pay His Rent Mineola, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest of a disbarred attorney yesterday who is accused of stealing $25,000 from cl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2016

Brooklyn Driver Receives Max Sentence for Killing His Passenger in High-Speed DWI Crash

MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Brooklyn man was sentenced today to 8-1/3 to 25 years in prison for killing his 24-year-old passenger, Malih Takkouche. The defendant drove while intoxicated in exce...
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Press Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2016

Former Local Political Party Chairman Indicted and Re-Arrested on State Tax Charges

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former Democratic Party official, who had earned hundreds of thousands of dollars from local government contracts, was arraigned today on grand jury charges for fai...

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

Unlicensed Home Contractor Arrested for Taking Money for Work He Never Performed

Joseph Policaro Allegedly Took $7,000 and Repeatedly Told Victim He was “Running Late” or “Delayed”

Mineola, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney announced that a Bellmore man was arrested today for a &am...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Old Westbury Woman Convicted of Driving Drunk with Child in Backseat

Tannous, Ariadne

Ariadne Tannous, 37, was also Driving with a Suspended License MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas today announced that a jury found an Old Westbury woman guilty of DWI for causing a crash with her three-year-old chil...

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

Nassau County District Attorney Seeks Information on Dog Who Starved to Death

$5,000 Reward Offered by the Nassau County SPCA for the Severely Emaciated Dog Who was Left for Dead

MINEOLA, N.Y.- Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today a $5,000 reward offered by the Nassau County SPCA for information leading to...

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

Charges Upgraded Against Seven Defendants Arrested in July Heroin and Cocaine Sweep

Two defendants charged with Operating as a Major Trafficker MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that seven defendants arrested on July 14 for their alleged involvement in a heroin and cocaine ring that...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2016

Laurelton Man Found Guilty of Manslaughter and DWI for 2013 Crash that Killed Pedestrian

Dudley, Brian

Brian Dudley had an open beer bottle in his car at the time of crash when he struck and killed 61-year old Vietnam Veteran MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a jury found a Laurelton man guilty today o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 9, 2016

Strip Mall Manager Arrested for Stealing More than $300,000 from Employer

Austern, Leon

Leon Austern allegedly stole rent and taxes paid by commercial tenants MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a New York City man was arrested today for allegedly stealing money from the owners of commerci...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 8, 2016

Roosevelt Man Indicted for Fatal Crash that Killed Girlfriend on her 25th Birthday

Cummings, Horace

Diamond Hawkins, 25, was a passenger in a new car her grandmother bought her when she was killed MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Roosevelt man was arraigned on indictment charges related to a fata...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2016

Auto Body Shop Owner Pleads Guilty to Stealing Nearly $190K in Collected Sales Tax

Douglas Donnelly will make full restitution to State MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Garden City man pleaded guilty Friday to failing to remit New York State sales tax collected from customers of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2016

New Hyde Park Man Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Vehicular Homicide of 55-Year-Old Father

Deepak Kumar pleaded guilty to indictment charges before trial was set to start in January MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a New Hyde Park man, who pleaded guilty to all 14 indictment charges relate...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 22, 2016

Student Found Guilty of Beating Dog to Death

Jie Yang, Bing

Two-year old Pomeranian named Dan Dan died from blunt force trauma MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a jury found a Westbury man, accused of beating his two-year old Pomeranian to death, guilt...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2016

Restaurateur Charged with Insurance & Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Michelle Buggs allegedly received more than $69K in disability payments MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Far Rockaway restaurant owner was arrested this morning for allegedly lying about her injuri...

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

Convicted Rapist Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for 2014 Attack in New Cassel

Jose Nuñez-Garcia, 30, claimed the “devil got into me” MINEOLA, N.Y. – District Attorney Madeline Singas today announced that a New Cassel man was sentenced today for raping a 28-year-old woman he didn&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2016

Court-Appointed Guardian Arrested For Stealing More than $50,000 from Minor

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a court-appointed guardian and executrix was arrested today for allegedly stealing more than $50,000 from the guardianship accounts of the minor.

Press Releases
Posted on: July 15, 2016

Statement from DA Singas Regarding Referendum to Establish Independent Inspector General

“In the wake of the Skelos corruption scandal, I reviewed Nassau’s contracting process and issued comprehensive recommendations for reform, including the establishment of an independent inspector general. The majority in the legislatur...

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Thirty-One People Indicted for Their Roles in Nassau and Suffolk Narcotics Ring

Five defendants, who allegedly sold Heroin and Cocaine, charged with Operating as a Major Trafficker MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and the partners of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Long Island Gan...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2016

Merrick Man Indicted for Aggravated Vehicular Assault

Gregory Lecrann was allegedly intoxicated and driving 112 MPH when he crashed into generator and injured passenger MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an off-duty NYPD officer from Merrick was arraigned...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2016

Former Bellmore-Merrick EMS President Sentenced for Stealing from Volunteer Organization

Reiter, Brad

Brad Reiter stole more than $1.6 Million in seven year period MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a New Jersey man who stole approximately $1.6 million from the Bellmore-Merrick EMS was sentenced today ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 28, 2016

College Point Man Charged with Death of Uber Driver in Fatal Crash on Long Island Expressway

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a College Point man was arraigned today on grand jury indictment charges related to a fatal crash that took place on April 7, when the defendant allegedly struck and ...

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

Mastic Attorney Arrested for Stealing More than $120,000 from Client

Maleno, Barbara

Barbara Maleno faces up to 5 to 15 years in prison MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Mastic lawyer was arrested today for allegedly stealing more than $120,000 from her client between April 2011 and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2016

Massapequa Man Sentenced for Head-on Crash that Killed Passenger

Michael Bantel was impaired when he drove into pickup truck on Sunrise Highway in May 2015 MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Massapequa man who killed his 28-year old passenger when he drove drugged...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2016

Hempstead Man Sentenced for Stabbing Death of Girlfriend

Alan Espinoza will serve 18 years to life for June 2015 murder MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man who pleaded guilty to the June 2015 stabbing death of his girlfriend was sentenced to 18...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2016

Freeport Man Sentenced after Fourth Dogfighting Conviction

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Freeport man was sentenced today to 1-1/3 to 4 years in prison for his role in training pit bull dogs for use in an illegal dogfighting enterprise. Anthony Reddick,...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2016

Jury Convicts Brooklyn Driver of Aggravated Vehicular Homicide after an Hour of Deliberation

Bilal Hassan drove 133 mph on the Meadowbrook Parkway while intoxicated and killed his passenger MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Brooklyn man was convicted today on all 11 charges related to a Nove...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2016

Huntington Man Indicted for Aggravated Vehicular Assault

Eugene Golden was allegedly intoxicated when he crashed Mercedes SUV into car and severely injured mother and daughter in March MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Huntington man was arraigned today o...

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Posted on: June 14, 2016

Town of Hempstead Sanitation Worker Arrested for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Breen, Kevin

Kevin Breen allegedly injured his hand near bar in New Hyde Park and claimed he was hurt on the job MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Town of Hempstead sanitation worker was arrested today for wrong...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2016

Queens Driver Charged with Death of Taxi Driver and Fleeing Scene of Fatal Crash

Duke Obule was allegedly driving 105 MPH before he crashed into cab and killed driver MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Queens man was arraigned today on indictment charges related to a fat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2016

Seven Arrested for Heroin Ring that Reached from Pittsburgh to Nassau County

More than 3.4 Kilograms of Heroin Seized with Street Value of Approximately $1 Million

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that seven people have been indicted for their alleged involvement in a heroin ring t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2016

Hempstead Woman Indicted on Murder Charges for Crash that Killed Pedestrian

Buchanan, Shania T.

Shania Buchanan allegedly plowed into crowd of people in her SUV

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead woman was arraigned this morning on depraved indifference murder charges related to an Apr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2016

NYC Corrections Department Captain Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder

Martin, Brian

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a New York City Corrections Department Captain was sentenced today for the attempted murder of his wife in December 2013. Brian Martin, 38, of Roosevelt, was sentence...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2016

Freeport Man Indicted for Aggravated Vehicular Homicide on Southern State Parkway

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Freeport man was arraigned today on a 19-count indictment related to an April 17 crash, in which the driver was allegedly speeding on the Southern State Parkway whe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2016

Roosevelt Gang Members Sentenced for Armed Robbery of Uniondale Supermarket

Brothers Devance and Terrell Broyles stole approximately $1,200 MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that two Roosevelt brothers, who are both members of the Bloods gang, have been sentenced for their roles i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2016

Massapequa Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter for May 2015 Head-on Crash that Killed Passenger

Michael Bantel was impaired when he drove into pickup truck on Sunrise Highway MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Massapequa man who killed his 28-year old passenger when he drove drugged th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 13, 2016

Defendants in Cross-County Sex Trafficking Ring Plead Guilty

MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that three people who were arrested for coercing women into performing sex acts on customers in Nassau County massage parlors pleaded guilty for their roles in a cross-coun...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2016

East Meadow Man Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography

Castro, Frank

Retired New York City Police Officer Frank Castro faces up to seven years in prison MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former New York City police officer was arrested yesterday by DA invest...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2016

New York City Corrections Department Captain Convicted of Attempted Murder

Martin, Brian

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a New York City Corrections Department Captain was convicted late yesterday afternoon for the attempted murder of his wife in December 2013. Brian Martin, 38, of Roos...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2016

Glen Cove Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of Juvenile at Supermarket

Ramirez, Edward

Edward Ramirez will face prison time and have to register as a sex offender MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Glen Cove man who forced a young girl to sexually touch him in a Glen Cove supermarket pl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2016

Westchester Woman Indicted for Stealing Identities of Teachers to Treat Autistic Children

Stark, Aimee

Aimee Stark lost her teaching license in 2014 and allegedly stole identities to continue working with special needs children MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former Westchester teacher was arraigne...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2016

Hempstead Gang Member Sentenced to 20 Years to Life for Stabbing Death of Westbury Teenager

Pedro Santos attacked the victim with a machete MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead gang member was sentenced today by a Nassau County judge to 20 years to life in prison for the murder of 1...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2016

DA Singas Holds Inaugural Criminal Justice Conference

Inaugural Criminal Justice Conference

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas hosted the office’s first ever conference on criminal justice issues and legislation today. The Nassau County DA’s Criminal Justice Conference, held at Hofstra U...

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Posted on: April 14, 2016

Port Washington Woman Charged for Stealing from Medicaid, Food Stamp Programs

Scialo, Linda

Linda Scialo allegedly received benefits after concealing proceeds from house sale totaling nearly $1 million MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Port Washington woman was arrested by DA Investigators...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2016

Great Neck Doctor & Pharmacist Charged for Not Filing Tax Returns

Hopkins, Tom and Annahid

Tom & Annahid Hopkins, husband & wife, allegedly failed to pay more than $60k in personal income taxes MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Great Neck doctor and his wife, a pharmacist, have be...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2016

Uniondale Car Dealership Fails to Pay Nearly $160,000 in Collected Sales Tax

Raphael, Evans

Manager Evans Raphael arrested and Corporation charged MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that the manager of Uniondale Auto Mall was arrested today by DA Investigators for failing to pay nearly $160,000 of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2016

Long Beach Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Attempted Murder and Arson

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Long Beach man was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for the attempted murder of a former girlfriend and a separate

Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2016

Former Local Political Party Chairman Arrested on Ta

Gerard, Terry

Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said that a former Democratic Party official who had earned money from numerous local government contracts was arrested today for failing to file

Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2016

Former Bethpage Pediatrician Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Sexually Abusing Young Girls

Rakesh Punn was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison in December for separate crimes MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a pediatrician who drugged and sexually abused young girls in his Bethpage doc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 8, 2016

Roslyn Heights Attorney Sentenced for Stealing More than $1.4 Million

Weinstock, Steve

Steve Weinstock stole money held in an escrow account and failed to pay off an outstanding mortgage loan MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Roslyn Heights attorney who stole $720,000 held in an escro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2016

Disbarred Attorney Sentenced to Three to Nine Years for Stealing More than $1.1 Million from Elderly

Jessup, Janice

Janice Jessup Pleaded Guilty to Grand Larceny Charges in January MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a disbarred attorney was sentenced to three to nine years in prison today for stealing from former cl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2016

New Jersey Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing $1.6 Million from Volunteer EMS Company

Reiter, Brad

Brad Reiter served as treasurer and president of Bellmore-Merrick EMS MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced a New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to stealing approximately $1.6 million from the Bellmore-Merrick ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2016

Former Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Union of $111,000

Burke, Charles

Charles Burke stole union funds during five year period MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former treasurer of Utility Workers Local 365 pleaded guilty today to stealing more than $110,000 from the N...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 1, 2016

Judge Sentences Hempstead Man to 25 Years in Prison for Killing Teenager with a Machete

David Sadler attacked 17-year old after a dice game MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a judge sentenced a former Hempstead pizza delivery man to 25 years in prison for the July 2014 death of a teenage...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 31, 2016

Former Treasurer Sentenced After Stealing from East Meadow Church

Ousman, Ronald

Ronald Ousman making full restitution of more than $35,000 MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former acting treasurer of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in East Meadow was sentenced today for steali...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2016

DA Singas Calls on County Legislature to Enact Contract Reform Measures

Asks to speak before lawmakers on ‘Non-Partisan Measures to Restore Public Trust in Nassau County Government’ MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas testified before the Nassau County Legislature toda...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2016

Mortgage Modification Advisor Arrested for $30k Theft from Client

Halpern, Jeffrey

East Rockaway businessman allegedly stole from Orange County homeowner MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an East Rockaway mortgage modification advisor was arrested yesterday for stealing mor...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2016

Jury Convicts MS-13 Gang Leader for Assaults & Intimidation of Students in Uniondale

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a jury has convicted an MS-13 gang leader for assaults and intimidation – including a shooting – against teenage and younger Salvadorean immigrant...

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Posted on: March 23, 2016

Brothers Arrested for Pit Bull Attack on Nine-Year Old

Pitbulls Tori and Rocky

Cesar Cuellar and Anthony Villalta face up to two to seven years in prison MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that two brothers surrendered this morning to the Nassau County Police Department on indictment ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2016

Freeport Gang Member Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Selling Heroin and Dog Fighting Offenses

Shaheem Allen barred from being near any animal until 2031 MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Freeport gang member, who was arrested last March as part of a major narcotics and dog fighting ring, was...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2016

Hempstead Gang Member Convicted of Murder for Stabbing Death of Westbury Teenager

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead gang member was convicted today by a jury for the murder of 18-year old Yunior Maldonado in November 2010. Pedro Santos, 23, was convicted of Murder in th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2016

Rockville Centre Woman Sentenced for Manslaughter in Death of Friend

Asya Ulmer, 24, was convicted in August on all four counts related to 2013 death of Jennifer Alexis

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Rockville Centre woman was sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in priso...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2016

Drunk Driver Sentenced for Causing Death of Police Officer at Crash Scene

James Ryan, 29, sentenced to up to 12 years in prison for causing the death of Police Officer Joseph Olivieri MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said that an Oakdale man convicted of driving drunk and causin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2016

Former Treasurer Arrested for Embezzling Union Funds

Burke, Charles

Charles Burke allegedly stole in excess of $111,000 during five year period MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former treasurer of Utility Workers Local 365 surrendered this morning to DA investigato...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2016

Cedarhurst Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Apartment Arson

Drummond, Douglas

Douglas Drummond set eight separate fires in his apartment that he shared with two other roommates

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Cedarhurst man was sentenced today to eight years in prison for se...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2016

Nassau Man Sentenced for Shoplifting Spree That Targeted Local Drug Stores and Supermarket

Alexander Wachmyanin Stole from Multiple CVS Locations, Rite Aid and a Key Food MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a 50-year old man who carried out a shoplifting spree that targeted businesse...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2016

Far Rockaway Man Indicted for Driving While Intoxicated with Four Children in His Car

Quezada, Miguel A.

Youngest child in car was only two weeks old MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Far Rockaway man was arraigned today on a nine-count grand jury indictment for driving while intoxicated in February wi...

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Posted on: February 29, 2016

Coram Man Sentenced to 18 Years to Life for 2014 Murder of Uncle

Roman, Jonathan

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Coram man was sentenced today to 18 years to life in prison for strangling his 71-year old uncle in 2014. Jonathan Roman, 44, pleaded guilty on December 11 to one c...

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Posted on: February 29, 2016

Former N. Hempstead Employee Arrested for Embezzling More Than $98,000 from Waste Mgmt Authority

McCann, Helen

Helen McCann was 16-year employee of town MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former North Hempstead employee was arrested today for allegedly embezzling more than $98,000 from the Solid Waste Managem...

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

Baldwin Man Arraigned on Charges of Possessing Child Pornography

Kostyshyn-Gruber, Andrew

Andrew Kostyshyn-Gruber arrested after eight-month long investigation MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Baldwin business owner was arrested yesterday for possessing multiple images of child pornogra...

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

DA Singas Renews Call to Strengthen Penalties Against Unlicensed Drivers in Serious Crashes

MINEOLA, N.Y. – After the sentencing today of a man who killed 12-year-old Valley Stream resident Zachary Ranftle while driving with a suspended license, District Attorney Madeline Singas renewed her call on Albany to pass legislation authored b...

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Posted on: February 24, 2016

Thousands of Winter Coats & Jeans to be Tested for Donation after Counterfeiter’s Guilty Plea

MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that more than 50,000 winter coats and about 1,000 pairs of jeans will be tested for possible donation to the needy after a Hicksville retailer pleaded guilty today to impo...

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Posted on: February 19, 2016

Jury Convicts Hempstead Man of Manslaughter for Death of Teenager with a Machete

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a jury has convicted a former Hempstead pizza delivery man of manslaughter for the July 2014 death of a teenager that he attacked with a machete after a disagreement ...

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Posted on: February 11, 2016

Jury Convicts Drunk Driver for Causing Death of Police Officer Responding to Crash Scene

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a jury has convicted a drunk driver of causing the death of a Nassau County police officer after the officer was struck by another driver while responding to a crash ...

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

Brooklyn Attorney Indicted for Fatal DWI Crash that Killed 21-Year Old Driver

Jadeja, Raj

Raj Jadeja was allegedly operating his BMW under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Brooklyn attorney was arraigned on a 12-count grand jury indictment tod...

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Posted on: February 5, 2016

Nurse Arrested for Smuggling Prison Contraband into Nassau County Correctional Center

Chantiel Cox was employed by Armor Correctional Health Services; two others arrested and charged with conspiracy MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that three women were arrested for their roles in smugglin...

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Posted on: February 2, 2016

Hempstead Man Indicted for October Shooting Death of 12-Year-Old Girl

Keller, Jakwan

Jakwan Keller charged with murder of Dejah Joyner MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man was arraigned this morning for the October shooting death of 12-year-old Dejah Joyner, who was shot ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

West Hempstead Man Sentenced for Fatal 2013 Crash on Southern State

Kervens Boutin killed two of his passengers in high-speed crash while drunk and high on marijuana MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a West Hempstead man was sentenced today for a drug and alcohol-fuel...

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Posted on: January 28, 2016

Queens Village Man Charged with Stealing More than $200,000 in Real Estate Scam

Cable, Christopher

Christopher Cable allegedly submitted false paperwork in real estate closing MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Queens Village man was arraigned today for allegedly using false and forged documents t...

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Posted on: January 21, 2016

D.A. Singas issues the following statement on the confirmation of Chief Judge Janet DiFiore

"With an unrivaled career as a distinguished jurist and innovative prosecutor, Janet DiFiore has dedicated her life to the pursuit of justice. She has been a trusted mentor, colleague and friend to me and so many others, and as New York's Chief Judge...

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Posted on: January 21, 2016

Florida Woman Indicted for Hit and Run Crash that Killed 22-Year Old Cyclist

McKiski, Melissa

Melissa McKiski was stopped by police two miles from fatal crash MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Florida woman was arraigned on an 11-count grand jury indictment today for an October fatal hit and...

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Posted on: January 20, 2016

Former Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Stealing from East Meadow Church

Ousman, Ronald

Ronald Ousman will make full restitution of more than $35,000 MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former acting treasurer of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in East Meadow pleaded guilty today to ste...

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Posted on: January 20, 2016

Syosset Man Accused of Impersonating Federal Air Marshal Arraigned on 51-Count Indictment

Vicars, Mark

Mark Vicars allegedly possessed a loaded pistol, assault rifle and body armor when he was arrested MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Syosset man arrested in December for impersonating a federal air ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2016

New Hyde Park Man Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide for 2014 Crash that Killed 55-Year-Old Father

Deepak Kumar pleaded guilty to all 14 indictment charges before trial was set to start MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a New Hyde Park man pleaded guilty to all 14 indictment charges related to a fa...

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Posted on: January 15, 2016

Queens Man Facing New Charges for Roosevelt Field Mall Robbery & Shooting

Oliver Lee facing new robbery, assault, weapon and drug charges MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Queens man was arraigned today on a grand jury indictment that included new robbery, assault, weapon...

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Posted on: January 12, 2016

Merrick Woman Indicted for Fatal Hit and Run Crash on Sunrise Highway on 4th of July

Stephanie Beeker also indicted for Oct. 2014 DWI MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Merrick woman was arraigned on a six-count indictment related to a Fourth of July fatal hit and run on Sun...

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Posted on: January 11, 2016

Disbarred Attorney Pleads Guilty to Stealing More than $1.1 Million from Elderly & Disabled Clients

Jessup, Janice

Janice Jessup faces up to three to nine years in prison > MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a disbarred attorney from Charlotte, N.C., pleaded guilty in two separate cases to stealing from...

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Posted on: January 5, 2016

Unlicensed Home Improvement Contractor Arrested for Theft of Funds from Homeowners

Sousouris, Konstantine

Konstantine Sousouris allegedly accepted money to improve East Meadow family’s kitchen MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas  announced that a Farmingdale man was arrested today by DA Investigators  for allegedl...

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