Posted on: December 23, 2015

Bay Shore Man Pleads Guilty for Driving While Intoxicated and Seriously Injuring Two Passengers

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Bay Shore man pleaded guilty yesterday for his role in a July 2014 crash in which two of his passengers were seriously wounded in a single-car crash on the Wantagh Sta...Read on...

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Posted on: December 22, 2015

Hicksville Man Arrested for Massive Counterfeit Scheme Involving The North Face Merchandise

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hicksville retailer was arrested yesterday for a massive trademark counterfeiting scheme after an investigation by the NCDA, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Hom...Read on...

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Posted on: December 21, 2015

Queens Man Indicted for November Home Invasion

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Keno Jamell Ramsay allegedly attacked sleeping man and struck him with blunt object MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Cambria Heights, Queens, man was indicted by a grand jury on seven counts relate...Read on...

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Posted on: December 21, 2015

Farmingdale Man Indicted for October Hit and Run Death on Southern State Parkway

Wilkens Thelusma allegedly struck victim who had just crashed a box truck into the center median MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Farmingdale man who allegedly fled the scene of a fatal accident on...Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2015

Baldwin Man Arraigned on 21-Count Indictment for Two November Arson Attacks

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Baldwin man who allegedly struck a home with Molotov cocktails in two November attacks was arraigned on a 21-count grand jury indictment today. Joseph Fer...Read on...

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Posted on: December 15, 2015

Floral Park Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Two Nassau County Employers

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Deborah Tangredi used money to pay personal credit card bills, car and home equity loans MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Floral Park woman who stole approximately $467,000 between 2009 and 2014 fr...Read on...

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Posted on: December 15, 2015

Long Beach Man Convicted by Jury in 35 Minutes for Sexually Abusing a Child

Emil Best, a repeat offender, faces up to 25 years in prison MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Long Beach man was convicted yesterday afternoon for repeatedly sexually abusing an eight-year old chil...Read on...

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Posted on: December 11, 2015

Bloods Gang Member Sentenced to 10 Years for Weapon Possession

Anthony Trimble was found guilty by Nassau jury in 15 minutes MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a known Bloods gang member was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for possessing a handgun on a Hemps...Read on...

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Posted on: December 11, 2015

Los Angeles Man Indicted for Murdering Estranged Wife’s Boyfriend

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Deon Ewers allegedly shot the man within an hour of arriving on a cross-country flight MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment of Deon Ewers, who is accused of murdering a 34-year old man on Nov...Read on...

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Posted on: December 3, 2015

County OEM Official Indicted for False Statements on Job Applications

Edward Korona, Jr., 53, allegedly lied on four occasions to attain County jobs MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a high-ranking County government official was arraigned today on a 12-count indictment ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 2, 2015

Howard Beach Man Indicted for Multiple Nassau Burglaries

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Joseph Borelli charged with commercial burglaries including jewelry stores, delis, shoe repair shop and other establishments MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Howard Beach man was arraigned today on...Read on...

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Posted on: December 1, 2015

Roosevelt Man Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Violent Robbery Spree

Timothy Lang, 32, terrorized people at four locations in half an hour MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Roosevelt man convicted on all charges related to a violent January robbery spree, in which he...Read on...

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Posted on: November 25, 2015

Uniondale Man Indicted for Drug and Gun Sales

Raymond Lopez allegedly sold a .38 Caliber revolver and ammunition MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Uniondale man, arrested in July as part of an illegal narcotics and gun sales investigation invol...Read on...

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Posted on: November 5, 2015

Cedarhurst Man Pleads Guilty to Apartment Arson

Douglas Drummond set eight separate fires in his apartment that he shared with two other roommates MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Cedarhurst man pleaded guilty today for setting his apartment on...Read on...

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

Queens Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery at Auto Dealership

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Queens man has been sentenced to prison for a 2013 robbery of an auto dealership in Franklin Square. Horatio Forrest, 31, of Jamaica, was convicted by a Nassau jury...Read on...

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Posted on: November 20, 2015

Jury Convicts Queens Man for Assaulting Woman, Man & Police Officer During After Holiday BBQ Fracas

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas said that a Queens man was convicted by a jury today of all but one count against him for an Independence Day Weekend fracas in Inwood last year that left two victims burned by hot barbecue coals an...Read on...

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Posted on: November 20, 2015

Oceanside Attorney Indicted for Murder of Elderly Mother

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Suzan Grossman-Kerner allegedly stabbed the victim multiple times MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment of Suzan Grossman-Kerner, who is accused of murdering her 79-year old mother this August i...Read on...

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Posted on: November 20, 2015

Jury Convicts Man of Raping Woman on New Cassel Street

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Jose Nuñez-Garcia, 29, facing up to 25 years in prison for 2014 rape MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas said that a New Cassel man was convicted by a jury today of all but one count against him for the rape of a 28-year-old woman ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 20, 2015

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

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

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Posted on: November 18, 2015

Attorney Arrested for Stealing in Excess of $470,000 in Multiple Thefts

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Daniel Spitalnic allegedly defrauded a real estate client and fraudulently secured a loan on a property he did not own MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an attorney from Whitestone, Queens, was arrest...Read on...

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

Nassau Jury Convicts Bloods Gang Member of Weapon Possession

Anthony Trimble was found guilty in 15 minutes MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a known Bloods gang member was convicted today for possessing a handgun in July 2014. Anthony Trimble, 23, of Hempst...Read on...

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

Hempstead Man Sentenced for Brutal Attack on Ex-Girlfriend

Anibal Perez Ramirez, 30, was convicted by jury after biting off lip of ex-girlfriend and fingernail of another person MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man was sentenced today to prison f...Read on...

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Posted on: November 13, 2015

San Juan Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of 11-Year-Old Boy

Michael Roldan will receive sex offender status after incarceration MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a San Juan man was sentenced to prison today for sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy in Levittown ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 13, 2015

Plainview Mother Sentenced for Killing 8-Year-Old Disabled Daughter

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Plainview mother was sentenced to prison today for killing her eight-year-old daughter in a 2011 incident. Veronica Cirella, 34, pleaded guilty in May to 1st-Degree...Read on...

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Posted on: November 12, 2015

Uniondale Man Arraigned for Attempted Murder of Wife

Michael Taylor allegedly hit his wife with toilet tank cover and stabbed her MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Uniondale man was indicted by a grand jury on 17 counts related to the attempted murder...Read on...

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Posted on: November 9, 2015

Cardiologist Indicted for Murder-for-Hire Plot against Rival Doctor

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Anthony Moschetto charged with Conspiracy, Arson, Weapons Possession, Criminal Sale of Prescriptions and other charges MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment of a cardiologist who allegedly con...Read on...

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Posted on: November 6, 2015

Former Doctor Arraigned for Selling Prescriptions for Addictive Drugs

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Marshall Hubsher allegedly conspired to sell Adderall and Xanax MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment of an unlicensed psychiatrist who allegedly sold prescriptions for highly addictive drugs to...Read on...

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Posted on: November 2, 2015

Merrick Contractor Arrested for Operating a Home Improvement Business without a License

Russell Martini allegedly charged Freeport homeowner $25,000 but work wasn’t completed and was substandard MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of a Merrick contractor who allegedly did subst...Read on...

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Posted on: November 2, 2015

New Cassel Man Indicted for Month-Long Burglary Spree

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Carlos Morinville allegedly committed eight burglaries in Westbury and New Cassel MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a grand jury handed up a 12-count indictment on an alleged serial burglar who struck...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

Suffolk Man Indicted for Causing Death of Girlfriend With Heroin

Joseph Joudah, 19, facing felony charges for recklessly & negligently injecting girlfriend MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and Acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter announced a college stud...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

Gas Station President Arrested for Failure to Pay More Than $190,000 in Sales Tax

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Valley Stream and Maspeth gas stations failed to pay from Dec. 2008 to Nov. 2012 MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Queens man, who was the president of two gas station companies, was arrested today ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

Hempstead Police Officer Indicted for Misconduct,Sexual Abuse and Endangering Welfare of a child

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Louis Arcila, 49, allegedly followed a woman into her car and grabbed her breast and thigh MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment today of a Hempstead Village Police Officer who allegedly sexuall...Read on...

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Posted on: October 28, 2015

Grand Jury Returns 42-Count Indictment against Group That Robbed South Shore Businesses

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment of four people in connection with a violent robbery spree with B.B. Guns and Kitchen Knives that targeted businesses and people in Hempstead, Baldwin, Rockvi...Read on...

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Posted on: October 27, 2015

Bronx Man Indicted for Selling Oxycodone in Front of His Children

Michael Ramis, 33, allegedly brought his four-year old and eight-year old to drug deals MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Bronx man was arraigned today on a nine-count grand jury indictment related ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 26, 2015

Oyster Bay Man Indicted For Impersonating Police Officer

David Nourmand, 32, pulled over two drivers in one day MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an Oyster Bay man was indicted on four counts related to a May 22 crime spree in which he impersonated a police...Read on...

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Posted on: October 27, 2015

Trial Against DWI Driver for Homicide of P.O. Joseph Olivieri Set for January

James Ryan, 28, faces up to 25 years in prison MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that County Court Judge Philip Grella issued a decision upholding the admissibility of the prosecution’s evidence after conduc...Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2015

Jury Finds Queens Man Guilty On All Counts for 2013 Robbery Spree

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John Hayes, 44, faces up to 25 years to life in prison

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Nassau jury found a Queens man guilty on all charges related to a December 2013 spree, in which he robbed a H...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

Amityville Man Indicted for Burglarizing Garden City Home

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Nervon Gayles stole two cellphones and police were able to track him down through Find My iPhone app MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment today of an Amityville man who allegedly broke into a G...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

Executives Charged with Stealing More Than $300k from Home Health Care Agency

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Defendants face up to 15 years in prison MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arraignment today of two men accused of defrauding an in-home health care agency by creating false invoices for consulting ser...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

West Hempstead Real Estate Attorney Arrested for Stealing More Than $5.7 Million from Clients

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David Frankel, 50, allegedly stole real estate proceeds to fund his own investments MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that a West Hempstead attorney was arrested this morning for stealing more than $...Read on...

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Posted on: October 16, 2015

San Juan Man Found Guilty at Trial for Sexual Abuse of 11-Year-Old Boy

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Michael Roldan facing up to 7 years in prison and sex offender registry status MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the trial conviction today of a San Juan man for sexually abusing an 11-year-old boy in Levi...Read on...

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Posted on: October 16, 2015

Long Beach Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder and Arson Charges in Two Separate Incidents

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Diquan Booker set fire to Lynbrook Holiday Inn Express room in 2013 and shot a woman in 2014 with shotgun MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Long Beach man pleaded guilty today to attempted murder ch...Read on...

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Posted on: October 16, 2015

Brooklyn Man Convicted for Armed Robbery at Franklin Square Auto Dealership

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Brooklyn man was convicted today in a bench trial on all charges stemming from a 2013 robbery of an auto dealership in Franklin Square. David Hosannah, 34, was conv...Read on...

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Posted on: October 16, 2015

Hempstead Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Stealing SUV, Video Games and Cash

Jarred Sowers, 21, woke victim up and robbed him at gunpoint MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man was sentenced today for robbing a 25-year old man in his bed at gunpoint and stealing ele...Read on...

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Posted on: October 15, 2015

Tips from Public Lead to Arrest of Woman Seen on Video Abandoning Dog

Injured dog, Niño, was abandoned Tuesday outside Hempstead veterinary clinic; Wednesday call for tips leads to Thursday arrest

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that less than 24 hours after asking for the p...

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Posted on: October 15, 2015

Bronx Man Sentenced To Seven Years in Prison for Attempted Robbery of 72-Year Old Woman in Parking L

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Benis Solis held senior citizen up at knifepoint and bit her finger to steal ring on left hand MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Bronx man accused of robbing a 72-year old woman with a kitchen kni...Read on...

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Posted on: October 15, 2015

County OEM Official Charged for False Statements on Job Applications

Edward Korona, Jr., 53, allegedly lied on four occasions to attain County jobs MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest of a high-ranking County government official on charges related to false statemen...Read on...

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Posted on: October 15, 2015

Island Park Company Pleads Guilty to Polluting Waters

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Liberty Metal Recycling discharged oil and petroleum products into streets and storm drains MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that an Island Park recycling company pleaded guilty to for having discha...Read on...

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Posted on: October 14, 2015

District Attorney’s Office Seeking Two Persons of Interest Connected to Animal Cruelty Investigation

Injured dog, Niño, was abandoned outside Hempstead veterinary clinic; went missing two years ago MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas is seeking the public’s help in identifying two persons of interest or any other i...Read on...

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Posted on: October 9, 2015

Levittown Man Sentenced for Trying to Kill Landlord Before Armed Standoff with Police

Rohan Kahn, 59, was convicted on all charges stemming from 2014 incident MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Levittown man has been sentenced for trying to kill his landlord before starting an armed s...Read on...

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Posted on: October 9, 2015

Brentwood Man Indicted for $1.8 Million Armored Truck Company Heist

Edgar Medina faces up to 25 years in prison MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arraignment today of a Brentwood man on a six-count indictment related to an Aug. 16 burglary in which he allegedly stole $...Read on...

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Posted on: October 8, 2015

Acting DA Singas & The Safe Center Raise Awareness of 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline

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Hotline among several Safe Center programs funded or supported by DA’s Office MINEOLA, N.Y. – As an initiative during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and The Safe Center held an event to raise ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 8, 2015

International Fugitive Arraigned for 2002 Murder in Roosevelt

International Fugitive Arraigned for 2002 Murder in Roosevelt

Wuilmer Mendosa, 32, was captured trying to reenter the United States from El Salvador MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arraignment of a reputed MS-13 member wanted for a 2002 shooting, in which he al...Read on...

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Posted on: October 8, 2015

Jury Finds Hempstead Man Guilty On All Counts for Brutal Attack on Ex-Girlfriend

Anibal Perez Ramirez, 30, convicted after biting off lip of ex-girfriend and fingernail of another person MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Nassau jury found a Hempstead man guilty on all charges re...Read on...

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Posted on: October 8, 2015

Jury Finds Hempstead Man Guilty On All 18 Charges for Violent Robbery Spree

Timothy Lang, 32, terrorized people at four locations in half an hour MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Nassau jury found a Hempstead man guilty on all charges related to a 30-minute robbery spree, ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 8, 2015

Third Person Arrested in Cross-County Sex Trafficking Case

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Li Fei Leng indicted for coercing women into performing sex acts on massage parlor customers MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a 32-year old woman has been indicted and arrested for coercing two women...Read on...

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Posted on: October 6, 2015

Freeport Man Indicted on Seven Counts Related to Dogfighting Charges

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Anthony Reddick, 54, was barred from owning animals for 15 years due to prior court order MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Freeport man was arraigned today on an indictment charging him with crimes...Read on...

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

Jericho Broker Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $800K in Insurance Premiums and Other Funds

Jericho Broker Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than 800K dollars in Insurance Premiums and Other Funds

Joseph Koch, 57, spent money on country clubs, gambling, and Mercedes Benz payments MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that a Jericho insurance broker pleaded guilty for stealing insurance premiums in...Read on...

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

Rockville Centre Man Pleads Guilty for Receiving Unemployment Benefits While Working

Joseph Chieffo was arrested in unemployment fraud sweep with eight other defendants MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Rockville Centre man pleaded guilty today for fraudulently receiving $16,042.50 ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

Baldwin Man Indicted for Shooting Death of Former Business Associate

Nathan Barnwell, 46, faces up to 25 years in prison MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arraignment today of Baldwin man on a four-count indictment for the shooting death of his 39-year old business part...Read on...

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

Baldwin Man Indicted for Shooting Death of Former Business Associate

Nathan Barnwell, 46, faces up to 25 years in prison MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arraignment today of Baldwin man on a four-count indictment for the shooting death of his 39-year old business part...Read on...

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

Unlicensed Insurance Broker Arrested for Stealing from Immigrants and Insurance Agencies

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Erika Garcia Cruz, 37, facing up to seven years in prison for multi-state scam MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of a Uniondale woman in connection with an insurance scam in which she pro...Read on...

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

Baldwin Man Indicted For Crashing Car into Church

Sherif Wheeler, 22, accused of driving more than 100 miles an hour on residential street MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arraignment today of a Baldwin man on a 10-count indictment related to a March...Read on...

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Uniondale Man Indicted For Stealing SUV with Sleeping Passenger in the Back Seat

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Jordan Jackson, 18, crashed 2006 Infiniti into another car MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment of a Uniondale man on charges related to a May 14th robbery in which he is allegedly stole a 200...Read on...

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Acting DA Singas Issues Tips to Avoid Scams Before, During and After Hurricane Joaquin

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas warned Long Islanders to be wary of unscrupulous businesses looking to take advantage of customers before, during and after a potential storm like Hurricane Joaquin, and issued tips to...Read on...

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

Three Arrested for Staging Motor Vehicle Accident Insurance Scam

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Group helped stage Levittown crash in September 2013 with rented U-Haul van and claimed neck and back pain MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of three people connected to an insurance scam ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 29, 2015

New Jersey Man Charged with Stealing $1.6 Million from Volunteer EMS Company

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Brad Reiter, 50, charged with Grand Larceny in 1st Degree MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that her office has arrested a New Jersey man for stealing approximately $1.6 million from the Bellmore-Merri...Read on...

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Posted on: September 28, 2015

Acting DA Singas Calls Upon Legislature to Pass Bill to Reform County Contract Process

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DA’s Office authors legislation to create independent inspector general for County contracting process MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas wrote to the Nassau County Legislature today urging the body to pass legislat...Read on...

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Posted on: September 24, 2015

Queens Couple Arrested in Cross-County Sex Trafficking Case

Zhaowei Yin & wife Shuwen Ai indicted for coercing women into performing sex acts on massage parlor customers MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a husband and wife from Queens have been indicted a...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2015

Man Arrested for 2014 Fatal Hit-&-Run Crash & Arson After Joint Investigation by State Police

Acting DA Singas continues call for stronger penalties against drivers who flee crashes after killing or injuring others MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and the New York State Police announced the arrest today of a ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2015

Bookkeeper Charged With Stealing From Elderly Client

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Deborah Schneider, 52, facing 15 years in prison for stealing more than $60,000 from 92-year old Kings Point woman MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Glen Cove bookkeeper was arrested and arraigned t...Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2015

Two Men Indicted for Roosevelt Home Invasion

Aurnree McBrown and Quincy Lewis stole PlayStation, iPad and other electronics in January gunpoint robbery MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment today of two men in connection with a Roosevelt ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2015

Disbarred Attorney Arrested for Stealing More than $85,000 from Elderly Disabled Former Client

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Disbarred Attorney Arrested for Stealing More than $85,000 from Elderly Disabled Former Client Janice Jessup was indicted in April for separate case in which she allegedly stole $1.2 million from another disabled client MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau...Read on...

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

Suffolk Home Renovation Contractor Arrested for Defrauding Real Estate Investors

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Gary Fouche, 47, of Amityville, embezzled more than $350,000 and forged property records MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of an Amityville man who allegedly bilked real estate investors o...Read on...

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

Uniondale Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter Charge in August 2012 Shooting Death

Agdnan McLeod, 25, was arrested in California after three hour standoff with police MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Uniond...Read on...

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

NCDA: Suffolk Woman Sentenced for Seriously Injuring Passenger in High-Speed Crash

Keira Corbin, 21, of Wyandanch, was traveling at speeds of more than 111 mph and using cell phone when she lost control of a car on a Meadowbrook Parkway exit ramp MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 17, 2015

Former School Dean Arrested for Lying About Criminal History in Teaching Application

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William Rini, 59, was convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in Queens in 2004 MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of a former Queens school dean who allegedly filed an application ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

Hicksville Man Sentenced for Strip Club Arson Attack

Craig Blum, 44, set fire to Bellmore club in December 2014 MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hicksville man was sentenced to prison today in connection with a December 2014 incident in which he set ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

Acting DA Singas Initiative to Eliminate Treatment Gap for Heroin Addicts in Nassau County

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Program is part of prosecutor’s three-pronged strategy against heroin crisis that includes enforcement, education & treatment FREEPORT, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced her office’s commitment of criminal asse...Read on...

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Posted on: September 11, 2015

Queens Couple Arrested for Operating Counterfeit DVD Business

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Xing Ming Wang and Xiao Yu Zheng sold DVDs around Nassau County, including at local diners MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of a Queens couple that operated a counterfeit DVD ring out of...Read on...

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Posted on: September 9, 2015

Hempstead Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life for September 2011 Murder

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Michael Gibson, 35, shot another man outside night club MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the fatal shooting of another man in September...Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2015

Acting DA Singas Introduces Comprehensive Legislative Package to Fight Heroin Epidemic

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Calls upon Legislature to hold special session to create new ‘Death by Dealer’ homicide charges; to update the narcotic sale statute that allows heroin dealers to evade incarceration; and other important bills MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County Distr...Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2015

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

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LONG BEACH, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, State Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky, Long Beach City Manager Jack Schnirman, Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney and advocates announced an enhanced drunk driving enforcemen...Read on...

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Posted on: September 1, 2015

Queens Man Arrested for Stealing More than $35K from East Meadow Church

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Ronald Ousman, 38, served as acting church treasurer until his May dismissal MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of a Queens man who allegedly stole $35,608 from Holy Trinity Orthodox Churc...Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Suffolk Man Arrested for Swindling 31 Homeowners out of More than $700K in Mortgage Scheme

Mark Savransky

Mark Savransky, 56, used money for credit card bills, car payment, travel and more MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of a Dix Hills man who operated a mortgage modification business and is...Read on...

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Posted on: August 31, 2015

Glen Cove Man Indicted for Stabbing Death of Ex-Girlfriend

Jose Cartagena, 54, is charged in connection with fatal attack in March MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arraignment of a Glen Cove man who was indicted for the stabbing death of his former girlfriend....Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Acting DA Singas Announces Renewal of Grant to Woman’s Opportunity Rehabilitation Center

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30-year-old program works with courts and DA to help women defendants avoid cycles of recidivism MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting DA Madeline Singas joined the staff, volunteers, supporters and clients of the Woman’s Opportunity Rehabilitation Center (WORC) tod...Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

New York City Man Sentenced for Stealing Thousands of Dollars by Pretending To Be an Attorney

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Mario Tolisano, 65, of the Bronx, will face one to three years in prison MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the sentencing today of a New York City man charged with pretending to be an attorney and tricking...Read on...

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Posted on: August 21, 2015

Oceanside Woman Pleads Guilty to Felony and Will Pay Full Restitution for Stealing $225K

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an Oceanside couple pleaded guilty yesterday and will pay full restitution for their roles in a scheme to steal thousands in merchandise and shipping costs from a Syosse...Read on...

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Posted on: August 20, 2015

Garden City Woman Indicted for Driving While Intoxicated with a Child in Her Car

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Laura Catell is charged with violating Leandra's Law with her seven-year old daughter in the car and crashing into another car with children passengers MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Garden City ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2015

Old Westbury Farm Owner Charged with Neglect of 25 Animals

Michael Dombek, 54, allegedly neglected horses, donkeys, goats, geese and other livestock

MINEOLA, N.Y. - Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that the owner of an Old Westbury farm has been arrested and charged with the failure...

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Posted on: August 17, 2015

International Fugitive Arraigned for 1999 Murder at Hicksville Wedding

Balkumar Singh was arrested by Trinidadian authorities on 16-year old indictment charges; featured in 2009 episode of America’s Most Wanted MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arraignment of a Guyanese...Read on...

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Posted on: August 13, 2015

Charitable Foundation, President and Manager Indicted for Scamming Hundreds of High School Students

Students ran concessions at stadiums for $9 an hour in New York, Chicago, Nashville and Houston; were never paid Defendants used funds for personal travel, a Mercedes, and to create an online golf cart magazine MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County Dis...Read on...

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Posted on: August 12, 2015

Elmont Man Sentenced for Stealing Truck that Knocked Down Dozens of Utility Lines

Joel Grasman, 54, struck multiple telephone poles, traffic signals, wires and trees while driving stolen vehicle MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an Elmont man was sentenced today for causing a mile...Read on...

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Posted on: August 12, 2015

Nassau Jury Finds Rockville Centre Woman Guilty of Manslaughter in Death of Friend

Asya Ulmer, 23, was convicted after a day of deliberation on all four counts related to 2013 death of Jennifer Alexis MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Nassau jury found a Rockville Centre woman gui...Read on...

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Posted on: August 12, 2015

New Cassel Man Indicted For Six-Month Long Robbery Spree and Murder of Gas Station Attendant

Joshua Golson-Orelus Indicted on 17 counts, including First Degree Murder MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arraignment today of Joshua Golson-Orelus on 17 indictment charges connected to a six month-lo...Read on...

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Posted on: August 10, 2015

Freeport Man Indicted for Robbing Bar That He Lived Above

Nikolas Balalaos charged with burglary and petit larceny Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment today of a Freeport man who was arrested on July 18 for burglarizing a bar earlier this year. Nikolas Balalaos,...Read on...

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Posted on: August 3, 2015

Acting DA Singas, Officials & Judges Mark 500th Case of Groundbreaking Youth Court

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Staffed entirely by student volunteers, Nassau County Youth Court gives teen defendants opportunities not afforded by traditional courts HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and Incorporated Village of Hempstead May...Read on...

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Posted on: August 3, 2015

Baldwin Man Pleads Guilty to Strangling Girlfriend

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Scott Ford, 46, of Baldwin, assaulted and choked victim in May 2014 incident MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Baldwin man pled guilty to charges related to a May 2014 incident, in which he strangl...Read on...

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Posted on: July 31, 2015

Glen Cove Man Indicted for Exposing Himself to Juveniles at Supermarket

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Edward Ramirez charged with sexual abuse, endangering welfare of child and public lewdness in two separate incidents MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment of a Glen Cove man who exposed himsel...Read on...

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Posted on: July 31, 2015

Hempstead Man Indicted for Stabbing Two in Main Street Fight

Marvin Mejia charged for stabbing incident that left two men hospitalized. MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment of a Hempstead man who is accused of stabbing two cousins outside a Main Street ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 29, 2015

Westbury Seafood Marketer Sentenced For Trafficking and Selling Shellfish Without a License

Richard Scores and Westbury Fish Co., Will Pay $100,000 Fine for Illegal Activities MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that a Westbury fish w...Read on...

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Posted on: July 27, 2015

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

Alexander Wachmyanin

Alexander Wachmyanin is charged with stealing from Multiple CVS Locations, Rite Aid and a Key Food MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that Alexander Wachmyanin was arraigned today on an indictment for a s...Read on...

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Posted on: July 27, 2015

Hempstead Man Indicted for Attempted Murder and Multiple Assaults of Girlfriend

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Shaquon Lockwood is charged with attempting to murder his girlfriend by slicing her throat and assaulting her MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man was arraigned today on an indictment f...Read on...

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

Westbury Man Indicted for Beating Dog to Death

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and the Nassau County Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals announced the indictment of a Westbury man for beating his dog to death in April. Bing Jie Yang, 23, was arraigned today ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 22, 2015

Four Defendants Indicted for Violent Robbery in Elmont Home

Young defendants charged with tying up and beating 29-year-old woman MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment of four people accused of tying up, violently beating and robbing a young woman in her...Read on...

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Posted on: July 16, 2015

Jury Finds Levittown Man Guilty of Trying to Kill Landlord Before Armed Standoff with Police

Rohan Kahn, 59, convicted on all charges stemming from 2014 incident MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a jury has found a Levittown man guilty for trying to kill his landlord before starting an armed ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 16, 2015

Massapequa Man Indicted for Fatal, Impaired Head-on Crash on Sunrise Highway

Michael Bantel charged with killing passenger when driving head-on into pickup truck while impaired by drugs MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment of a Massapequa man who is charged with drivin...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2015

Hempstead Man Indicted for Murder of Girlfriend

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man has been indicted for killing his girlfriend after an argument in their apartment last month. Alan Espinoza, 26, was arraigned today on charges of Mu...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2015

Two Roosevelt Men Facing New Charges in Armed Robbery of Teenager in Freeport

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that two Roosevelt men have been indicted on new grand jury charges for the recent armed robbery of a teenaged victim in Freeport. Sayquane Marshall, 24, and Andy Lafonta...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2015

Hempstead Man Sentenced for Vicious Knife Attack Behind Laundromat

Luis Moreno, 38, stabbed 28-year-old man to death in March 2013 MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man was sentenced to prison today for the March 2013 stabbing death of 28-year-old Darwin...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2015

Port Washington Man Gets Jailtime for Severe Neglect of Dog

Oseas Bracamonte also barred from owning animals by court order MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Port Washington man was sentenced to jail and ordered not to own any animals for five years, for ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 13, 2015

Queens Man Convicted by Jury for Armed Robbery at Auto Dealership

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a jury has convicted a Queens man for all charges stemming from a 2013 robbery of an auto dealership in Franklin Square. Horatio Forrest, 30, of Jamaica, was convicte...Read on...

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Posted on: July 13, 2015

Glen Cove Father Indicted for Jericho Drunk Driving Crash with Baby in Car

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Glen Cove man is facing Leandra’s Law charges after being indicted for a drunk driving crash with his two-year-old daughter as a passenger. Juan Martinez-Landaverde...Read on...

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Posted on: July 9, 2015

REPORT UNCOVERS GAPING HOLES IN COUNTY CONTRACTING PROCESS; SINGAS CALLS FOR OVERHAUL

Contractor with ties to organized crime and a convicted bid-rigger, a bankrupt felon and tax scofflaw permitted to work for County under lax rules Singas: “Nassau’s antiquated contracting process is a recipe for corruption and it’s critical that our lead...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

Levittown Man Indicted for Violent Road Rage Incident

Matthew Mulqueen charged with weapon, robbery & menacing charges for March incident MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment today of a Levittown man who was arrested for a March road rage inci...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2015

Acting DA Singas Renews Call for Ban on Taxpayer-Funded Political Mailings

Recent flyer by legislator spurs reminder for lawmakers to make clear rules banning political content from government mail MINEOLA, N.Y. – Upon receipt of a Nassau County legislator’s constituent mailing containing political content that would be banne...Read on...

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Posted on: July 6, 2015

Acting DA Singas Finds Schools Likely Underreporting Acts of Bullying & Cyberbullying

Calls upon State Legislature to enhance rules & and assist schools with enforcement MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas conducted a study recently that found that schools across New York are likely underreporting ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 6, 2015

Hempstead Man Who Took Part in Brutal Attack in Freeport Motel Sentenced to up to Life in Prison

Robert Dixon is last of three defendants in 2012 assault against an Amityville man MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man was sentenced to up to life in prison today for his involvement in ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

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

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LONG BEACH, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney and advocates announced an enhanced drunk driving enforcement program that will go into effect in the City this holiday weekend start...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

Defendant Sentenced,Ordered to Repay Victims in $1.8 Million Theft from Special Needs Camp & Seniors

Rockville Centre financial planner is sentenced to prison & ordered to pay full restitution to Camp A.N.C.H.O.R. and former investment clients MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Rockville Centre ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

Used Car Salesman Indicted for Series of Frauds Against Customers & Dealerships

Michael McGriff charged with defrauding three dealerships and numerous customers for almost $400,000 in theft MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment today of a Freeport man who is charged with s...Read on...

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Posted on: June 25, 2015

Brooklyn Man, 2 Others Arrested for String of Burglaries in Nassau

Joseph Borelli charged with 9 commercial burglaries including jewelry stores; more burglaries currently being investigated

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and Acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter ...

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Posted on: June 23, 2015

New York City Man Arrested for Stealing Thousands of Dollars by Pretending To Be An Attorney

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Mario Tolisano, 65, of the Bronx, falsely represented himself as an attorney duly admitted to practice law in New York State MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of a New York City man charge...Read on...

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Posted on: June 23, 2015

East Meadow Man Indicted for Bludgeoning Wife With a Heavy Object

Hector Bejarano, 53, is charged in connection with fatal attack in April MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment of a man on grand jury charges that he killed his wife in April by striking her in ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 19, 2015

Getaway Driver in Shooting of Police Officer Gets Prison Time

Renhang Qiu, 24, of Brooklyn, aided and abetted convicted police-shooter Cong Xu in home burglary MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Brooklyn man was sentenced today to prison for providing the vehic...Read on...

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

Acting DA Singas Announces Arraignment after Gas Station Case Arrest

Acting DA Singas on Fatal Attempted Robbery Arrest: 'Has Taken a Menace to Public Safety Off of the Streets' MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said that Joshua Golson-Orelus, 23, of Westbury, was arraigned and held...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2015

Acting DA Singas Praises ‘Enough is Enough’ Legislation to Combat Campus Sexual Assault

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas released the following statement in support of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Enough is Enough” legislation to combat sexual assaults on college campuses: “This legislation is a major step forward in the...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2015

Queens Man Arrested for Stealing Over $20K in Paychecks From Fellow Employees of Security Company

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Robert Simmonds, 56, charged with stealing approx. 39 paychecks of 18 employees while working as an area supervisor in Hicksville MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of a Queens man who all...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2015

Man Receives Consecutive 25-to-Life Sentences in Murder of Wife and Att. Murder of Police Officers

Leonard Reed, 47, will not be eligible for parole for 50 years MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man was sentenced today to two consecutive 25-to-life sentences for the murder of his wife...Read on...

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Posted on: June 16, 2015

Nassau Jury Finds Man Guilty in Vicious Knife Attack Behind Hempstead Laundromat

Luis Moreno, 38, of Hempstead, stabbed 28-year-old man to death in March 2013 MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Nassau jury found a Hempstead man guilty today in the March 2013 stabbing death of 28-...Read on...

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Posted on: June 16, 2015

Inwood Man Sentenced in Murder-for-Hire Scheme to Silence Victim of Sexual Assault

Daniel Miller, 48, was also convicted of stealing over $200K in cash and merchandise MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an Inwood shop owner was sentenced today for sexually abusing his teenage employe...Read on...

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Posted on: June 16, 2015

East Meadow Man Arrested for Fraudulent Six-Figure iPhone Sale

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Hardeep Singh, 29, negotiated the sale of 250 smartphones through an Internet company run from a laptop in his bedroom MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of an East Meadow man who stole ove...Read on...

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Posted on: June 15, 2015

Suffolk Driver Sentenced for Striking and Killing Two Standing with Disabled Vehicle on Side of Road

Robert Beodeker, 52, of Aquebogue, was driving to work high on crystal methamphetamine at time of crash MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the sentencing today of a Suffolk man for striking and killing Joh...Read on...

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Posted on: June 11, 2015

Armed Gang Member Sentenced in High-Speed Police Pursuit Through Hempstead and Uniondale

Oralus Sebea, 30, gets prison time for weapons possession and burglarizing a Uniondale home after police chase MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the sentencing today of a Uniondale gang member for weapons ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 11, 2015

Maxwell Sherman, Convicted Killer of 18-Year-Old Lauren Daverin, Sentenced to 18 Years to Life

Long Beach native murdered Lynbrook teen by strangling her and repeatedly hitting her in the head MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Long Beach native was sentenced today for the brutal murder of 18-...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2015

Syosset Man Arrested for Severe Neglect of Pet Dog

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10-year-old Shih Tzu Stanley deprived of basic care for at least 6 months according to doctor MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of a Syosset man for criminal neglect of his pet Shih Tzu th...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2015

Insurance Agent Arrested for Stealing Over $250K from Commercial Client and Insurance Company

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John Sexton, 61, sent invoices showing inflated premiums and pocketed difference, and failed to forward payments to insurer MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of a Garden City man for steal...Read on...

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Posted on: June 9, 2015

Acting DA Singas Announces 30-Year Sentence in Shooting of NCPD Officer Mohit Arora

Cong Xu, 22, of Brooklyn, fired six shots at officer responding to home invasion in New Hyde Park MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Brooklyn man was sentenced today for shooting a Nassau police offi...Read on...

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

Drunk Driver Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Top Count of Manslaughter 2 for Killing Passenger

Brian Friedrichs, 23, of Levittown, was traveling at 120 mph on Northern State Parkway before losing control of vehicle MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Levittown man was sentenced today to prison ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

Suffolk Woman Pleads Guilty to Injuring 18-Year-Old in High-Speed, Alcohol and Drug-Fueled Crash

Keira Corbin, 21, of Wyandanch, was traveling at speeds over 111 mph and using her cell phone when she lost control of a car on a Meadowbrook Parkway exit ramp MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Wyan...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2015

Jury Finds Hempstead Murder Defendant Guilty on All Counts

Michael Gibson, 35, shot another man outside Hempstead night club in 2011 MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a jury today found a Hempstead man charged in the fatal shooting of another man in 2011 guil...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2015

Financial Planner Arrested for Raiding Trust Fund of College Friend

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Steven Klein, 62, of Oyster Bay, embezzled more than $25K from life insurance trust account MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of an Oyster Bay man who allegedly stole thousands of dollar...Read on...

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Posted on: June 2, 2015

Roosevelt Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Armed Robbery Spree Targeting Cab Drivers

Ezekiel Pittman, 21, also sentenced for shooting man on Fulton Ave. in Hempstead, leaving bullet lodged near his victim’s spine MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Roosevelt man was sentenced to 20 y...Read on...

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Posted on: June 1, 2015

Acting DA Singas Proposes One-Stop Shop for Victims of Domestic Violence

Working with regional government & non-profit partners to realize dream of Long Island’s first ‘Family Justice Center’ MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas has proposed and is working with regional and local gove...Read on...

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Posted on: May 28, 2015

Farmingdale Couple Convicted of Animal Neglect Arrested for Violation of Court Order

NYPD officer and wife found in possession of animals despite being subject to five-year ban MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of a Farmingdale husband and wife for owning animals...Read on...

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Posted on: May 22, 2015

Op-Ed: Underage Drinking: Not a Minor Problem

By Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas

MINEOLA, N.Y. – In this season of proms, graduations and barbecues, it is important to revisit the issue of underage drinking because we all want to keep our kids safe.

Unfortunately, the statistics...

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Posted on: May 21, 2015

Heroin-Impaired Driver Gets Maximum Penalty

Robert Kozak, 38, of Atlantic Beach, sentenced today to 2-1/3 to seven years in prison for repeatedly driving while high on drugs MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the sentencing today of an Atlantic Beach...Read on...

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Posted on: May 21, 2015

MANGANO, SINGAS & KRUMPTER ANNOUNCE AGGRESSIVE STOP DWI INITIATIVE FOR MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Mineola, NY - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas and Police Commissioner Tom Krumpter today announced that the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) will conduct an extensive DWI enforcement initiative thi...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2015

Statement from Acting DA Singas on Historic Drug Bust that Netted $50 Million in Heroin

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas made the following statement in the wake of the seizure of at least $50 million worth of heroin in the Bronx today:

"Like our recent takedown of a pipeline from Mexico to Nass...

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Posted on: May 15, 2015

Acting DA Singas Announces Arrest of Major ID Thief and Financial Scammer

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Seerojnie Ram, a/k/a Seerojnie Mohan, 47, of Freeport, stole the identities of hundreds of people, including the disabled and deceased MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas joined the United States Postal Inspection...Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2015

Plainview Mother Pleads Guilty to Killing 8-Year-Old Disabled Daughter

Veronica Cirella will face 12 years in prison at her June sentencing MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Plainview mother pleaded guilty today to killing her eight-year-old daughter in a 2011 incident...Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2015

Major Gang Arrests in Connection With the Sale of Fentanyl-Laced Heroin and Dogfighting

Major Gang Arrest

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas and Police Commissioner Tom Krumpter today announced the arrest of 15 gang members and their associates in connection with the sale and distribution of dea...Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2015

Acting DA Singas Announces Arrests in Sweep Targeting Social Services Fraud

Six defendants arrested for defrauding taxpayers of thousands of dollars in unentitled benefits MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas today announced arrests in a law enforcement sweep targeting Nassau residents who h...Read on...

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Posted on: May 12, 2015

Hit-and-Run Driver Sentence for Fatally Striking 49year old Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs

Cosmin Florea, 34, of Baldwin, sentenced today for fatally striking Donald Mooney and leaving him in the street MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Baldwin man was sentenced today for a drug and alco...Read on...

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Posted on: May 11, 2015

Acting DA Singas: Pension Scammer Ordered to Pay Back $465K to Retirement System

Terrence Hoffman, 66, of Shirley, defrauded pension system to take thousands of dollars in unearned benefits MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that a Shirley man has been ordered to repay the New Yor...Read on...

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Posted on: May 8, 2015

Valley Stream Man Sentenced to 35 Years for Killing of Queens Man Outside Bar

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Valley Stream man convicted of shooting a Queens man to death was sentenced to 35 years in prison today. Orlando Ortiz, 32, was found guilty by a jury, in December ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 8, 2015

Animal Legal Defense Fund Recognizes New Nassau DA Animal Care Initiative

Funds forfeited from criminal activity to relieve taxpayers of cost of medical care and boarding for animals seized in criminal cases MINEOLA, N.Y. – The Animal Legal Defense Fund, a nationwide organization with more than 100,000 members and supporters...Read on...

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Posted on: May 7, 2015

Woman Faces Additional Charges in Hempstead School Assault on Teacher

Annika McKenzie, 34, of Hempstead, allegedly assaulted teacher at Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School in April MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment of a Hempstead woman on additional charges ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 4, 2015

Statement from Acting DA Singas on Murder of NYPD Officer Brian Moore

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas issued the following statement on the murder of NYPD Officer Brian Moore: “The Nassau DA's office is deeply saddened by the senseless murder of Police Officer Moore, a young residen...Read on...

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Posted on: May 4, 2015

Statement from Acting DA Singas on Shooting of NYPD Officer Brian Moore

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas issued the following statement on the shooting of NYPD Officer Brian Moore: "Last night's events serve as a grim reminder of how dangerous routine law enforcement work can be. ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

Suffolk Man Faces New Charge in Arson Ordered by Nassau Cardiologist

James Kalamaras, 41, of Suffolk, arraigned on grand jury indictment for role in scheme to set fire to doctor’s office

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arraignment of a Suffolk man on grand ju...Read on...

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Posted on: April 29, 2015

Acting DA Singas Announces Arrests in Joint Investigation to Combat Food Stamp Fraud

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Nassau store owners and employees arrested for food stamp trafficking scheme that federal officials estimate to total $1.3 million MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced charges against food store businesses, o...Read on...

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Posted on: April 29, 2015

Acting DA Singas Commits Full Funding for Care of Victims in Animal Abuse Cases

Funds forfeited from criminal activity will relieve taxpayers of cost of medical care and boarding for animals seized in criminal cases MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced a pledge by her office to use asset...Read on...

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

Defendant Pleads Guilty to the Brutal Murder of 18-Year-old Lauren Daverin in Rockville Centre

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Long Beach man pleaded guilty today to the brutal August 2013 murder of 18-year-old Lauren Daverin in Rockville Centre. Maxwell Sherman pleaded guilty today to the...Read on...

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Posted on: April 23, 2015

Roosevelt Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Robbery Spree Targeting Cab Drivers

Ezekiel Pittman, 21, also pleaded guilty to shooting man on Fulton Ave. in Hempstead, leaving bullet lodged near his victim’s spine MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Roosevelt man pleaded guilty yes...Read on...

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Posted on: April 21, 2015

Inwood Man Pleads Guilty to Murder-for-Hire Scheme to Silence Victim of Sexual Assault

Daniel Miller, 47, also pleaded guilty to stealing over $200K in cash and merchandise MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an Inwood shop owner pleaded guilty today to sexually abusing his teenage employ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 15, 2015

Joint Investigation Leads to Arrest of Doctor for Selling Assault Weapons & Drugs During Course of

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, Nassau County Police Department Acting Commissioner Thomas Krumpter and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced that a joint investigation has led to the arrest of several ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 10, 2015

Kickboxing Gym Owner Gets Prison Time, Ordered to Pay Restitution for Using Gym Members’ Credit Card

Thomas Donovan, 39, sentenced today for using credit card numbers to steal merchandise and for having a loaded gun in his Island Park home MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that the owner of an Oceanside k...Read on...

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Posted on: April 10, 2015

Disbarred Attorney Indicted for Stealing More Than $1 Million from Disabled Woman

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Janice Jessup’s client was owed seven-figure sum from the eminent domain acquisition of her property MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former attorney from Baldwin surrendered to the DA’s office tod...Read on...

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Posted on: April 9, 2015

Auto Body Shop Owner Arrested for Stealing Nearly $190K in Sales Taxes

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Douglas Donnelly, Jr., 50, of Garden City, failed to remit thousands of dollars in sales tax collected from customers of three Nassau businesses MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest of a Garden Cit...Read on...

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Posted on: April 6, 2015

Levittown Driver Pleads Guilty to High Speed, Alcohol-Fueled Crash on Northern State Parkway

Brian Friedrichs, 23, was traveling at 120 mph before losing control of vehicle and killing passenger MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced a guilty plea in a case involving a drunk driver who killed his 23-ye...Read on...

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Posted on: April 3, 2015

Repeat DWI Offender Gets Max Sentence, Will Receive Lifetime Driving Ban

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an upstate man was sentenced yesterday to prison time and will be subject to a lifetime driving ban after being found guilty by a Nassau jury of a felony driving while i...Read on...

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Posted on: April 2, 2015

Acting DA Singas Joins Family of 12-Year-Old Boy Killed by Suspended Driver to Call on Legislature t

April 2, 2014 Acting DA Singas Joins Family of 12-Year-Old Boy Killed by Suspended Driver

Urges State Senate and Assembly to pass legislation in the wake of tragic death of Zachary Ranftle in December 2014 MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas stood today with Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Flood, the parents of Zachary Ranftle, a ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2015

Acting DA Singas Urges Public to Remain Vigilant During Passover & Easter Holidays

Reminds residents to call 911 if they see suspicious behavior or packages; encourages victims of hate crimes to come forward MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas asked members of the public to continue to be the “eyes ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 30, 2015

Acting DA Singas Announces Online Auction of 13 Forfeited Vehicles on April 1

Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that 13 vehicles seized by police and secured through the efforts of her office’s Civil Forfeiture Bureau will be auctioned off on April 1 at 10 a.m. on copart.com. Potential bidders can go to Copar...Read on...

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Posted on: March 27, 2015

Acting DA Singas Announces Arrest of Attorney for Stealing Over $185K of Client’s Money

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of a Suffolk attorney for withdrawing over $185,000 in personal injury settlement funds awarded to her client, using the money to carry on her Jericho law pr...Read on...

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Acting DA Singas Announces Full Deployment of Body and Dashboard Cameras for Freeport PD

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DA's office also funding the purchase of heavy-duty vests to protect police officers responding to some of the most dangerous crime scenes FREEPORT, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas joined members of the Freeport Police De...Read on...

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Posted on: March 25, 2015

Acting DA Singas Attends National Conference for Prosecutors Fighting Gun Violence

Joins law enforcement leaders across the U.S. to pool expertise on preventing and combatting gun crimes MIAMI, Fla. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas attended a national conference held yesterday by Prosecutors Against Gun Violen...Read on...

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Posted on: March 24, 2015

Former Employee and Her Husband Arrested for Stealing $200K in Goods and Services from Syosset Onlin

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Ilana Kessler and Drew Reminick, both 29, of Oceanside, allegedly sold stolen property on eBay and other websites MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest of an Oceanside couple for participating in a ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 20, 2015

Rockville Centre Financial Planner Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $1.7 Million from Camp for Special

Drew Morgan, 44, is expected to serve prison time and be ordered to pay full restitution to Camp A.N.C.H.O.R. and former investment clients MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Rockville Centre man ple...Read on...

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Posted on: March 19, 2015

Mineola Attorney Arrested for Stealing Escrow Funds from Queens Homeowners

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Bill Tsoumpelis, 48, of Suffolk, charged with misappropriating more than $20K held in escrow for clients MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of an attorney practicing law in Mineola for ste...Read on...

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Posted on: March 18, 2015

Acting DA Singas Warns of Phone Scam: Fraudsters Claim to be Treasury Dept., Threaten Arrest

Scammers urging residents to act immediately to avoid legal action for phony cases of tax fraud MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas warned residents about calls from someone claiming to be an employee of the U.S. Trea...Read on...

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Posted on: March 18, 2015

Acting DA Singas Announces Arrest of Glen Cove Woman for Stealing Over $30K from Undocumented Immigr

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Norma Espinoza, 37, failed to refund money to participants of a savings club utilized by members of the El Salvadorian community MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest of a Glen Cove woman for steali...Read on...

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Posted on: March 17, 2015

Baldwin Man Pleads Guilty to All Counts in Hit-and-Run Crash that Killed 49-Year-Old Lynbrook Man

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Baldwin man pleaded guilty today to a fatal hit-and-run in Port Washington that left 49-year-old Donald Mooney dead in August 2014. Cosmin Florea, 34, pleaded guil...Read on...

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Posted on: March 16, 2015

Acting DA Singas Joined by NCPD & Advocates to Announce New County-Wide Crime Fighting Initiative

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Singas joined by NCPD Acting Commissioner Krumpter & attorneys' associations to announce new DA program that will encourage immigrant victims and witnesses to work with law enforcement, in effort to help solve crimes against all Nassau County resident...Read on...

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Three Defendants Indicted for Violent Mineola Home Invasion

Trio broke into residence on Lincoln Avenue, kicking and beating victim before making off with safe Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that three defendants have been indicted for participating in a violent home inv...Read on...

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Posted on: March 12, 2015

Brooklyn Driver With Revoked License Indicted for Causing the Death of His Passenger in High-Speed D

Bilal Hassan, 23, traveled at speeds over 130 mph on the Meadowbrook Parkway while allegedly intoxicated Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment of a Brooklyn man on charges that he killed his 24-year-old passeng...Read on...

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Posted on: March 4, 2015

Lynbrook Man Faces Upgraded Charges in High-Speed Crash That Killed Couple

John Aniano, 25, hit victims’ vehicle while allegedly impaired by drugs

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced upgraded charges against a Lynbrook driver accused of traveling at a very high rate of speed while ...

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Posted on: February 26, 2015

New Cassel Man Sentenced to 35 Years to Life in Prison for Fatal Shooting

Naqunne Jackson, 30, was convicted in shooting death of William Moody, 31

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a New Cassel man was sentenced today for fatally shooting a 31-year-old man after an argument ...

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Posted on: February 25, 2015

Oceanside Gym Owner Pleads Guilty to Using Gym Members’ Credit Card Numbers to Steal Thousands in Me

Thomas Donovan, 39, of Island Park, used personal financial information belonging to clients of kickboxing gyms he owned. MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an Island Park man pleaded guilty to using h...Read on...

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Posted on: February 20, 2015

Acting DA Singas Urges Thorough Review of State’s Sex Offender Restrictions

Highlights need to do comprehensive statewide study, & engage multiple stakeholders, to enact strongest possible law that is effective & practical to enforce. MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, in a lett...Read on...

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Posted on: February 19, 2015

Acting DA Singas and DEC Announce Arrest of Seafood Marketer for Selling Over $100K in Fish and Shel

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Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest and arraignment today of the owner and CEO of a Westbury seafood marketing business on charges that he sold over $100,000 in fresh fish and shellfish to Long Island restaurants wi...Read on...

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Posted on: February 17, 2015

Freeport Man Sentenced to 20 Years to Life for Stabbing Wife to Death

Loventino Cassadean, 52, lit home on fire to conceal killing mother of two small children MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the sentencing today of a Freeport man for murdering his wife, Felicia Cassadean,...Read on...

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Posted on: February 17, 2015

Brooklyn Man Pleads Guilty to Shooting Nassau Police Officer Responding to Burglary

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Brooklyn man pleaded guilty today for shooting a Nassau police officer who responded to a report of a home invasion in New Hyde Park in August 2013. Cong Xu, 22, o...Read on...

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Posted on: February 11, 2015

Acting DA Singas Announces Arrest of Farmingdale Man for Falsely Representing Himself to Tax Clients

Acting DA Singas Announces Arrest of Farmingdale Man for Falsely Representing Himself to Tax Clients

Arrest of unlicensed tax preparer part of continued effort to protect taxpayers.

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest and arraignment today of a Farmingdale man charged with falsely representing himself to clien...

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

Acting DA Singas: Public Employee Indicted for Submitting a Fraudulent Bid to Fix Boiler for Long Be

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Jay Gusler, 52, misled city officials to win bid for work he was not qualified to perform. Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arraignment today of a Long Beach man on grand jury charges for using false information to s...Read on...

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Posted on: February 4, 2015

Nassau Jury Finds Hempstead Man Guilty on All Counts in Wife's Murder

Leonard Reed, 47, killed his wife and then fired shots at police officers responding to the scene.

Mineola, NY - Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Nassau jury found a Hempstead man guilty on all counts for killing hi...

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Posted on: February 3, 2015

Acting DA Singas Announces Prosecutions of Nassau Tax Cheats

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With tax preparation season in full swing, DA’s office working hard to protect taxpayers, public agencies and vital social services that depend on tax revenue. MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 30, 2015

Nassau Jury Finds Hempstead Man Guilty in Brutal Freeport Motel Assault

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Nassau jury found a Hempstead man guilty yesterday in connection with a horrific assault against an Amityville man in a Freeport motel room in July 2012. Robert Dixon, 50, of Hemp...Read on...

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Posted on: January 30, 2015

Oceanside Gym Owner Indicted on Gun, Larceny, and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property Charges

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arraignment of an Island Park man on grand jury charges for using the credit card numbers belonging to members of his Oceanside gym to steal thousands of dollar...

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Posted on: January 22, 2015

Ex-Employee of Ruth's Chris Steak House Pleads Guilty to Theft from Employer

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Florida man had pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars from a Garden City steakhouse where he worked as office manager and income auditor for 11-1/2 years. Barry Pearlste...Read on...

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Posted on: January 20, 2015

Company Comptroller Indicted for Making More than $90K in Unauthorized Purchases to Business Account

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment of a Merrick employee of a Nassau waterproofing company for stealing thousands of dollars in unauthorized charges to her employer’s American Express account – ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 20, 2015

Hempstead Attorney Steals from Client He Represented in a Gambling Case

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest and arraignment of a man for stealing money from one of this clients in a criminal case, and urged any other victims of this Hempstead-based attorney to file a complaint with h...Read on...

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Posted on: January 20, 2015

Woodbury Bookkeeper Charged with Stealing $24,000 from Employer

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Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said that an Islip woman is facing felony charges after stealing about $24,000 from the office backend support service company she works for in Woodbury. “Thefts from private employers are not with...Read on...

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Posted on: January 16, 2015

Man Pleads Guilty for String of Violent Garden City & Hempstead Home Invasions

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man who had been convicted by a jury for a violent post-Superstorm-Sandy home invasion pleaded guilty yesterday to all remaining charges against him involving two other viol...Read on...

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Posted on: January 15, 2015

Farmingdale Teen Indicted after Grand Jury Investigation into Fatal Street Racing Crash

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said that a grand jury, investigating a 2014 street racing crash that left five teenagers dead and two uninvolved adults seriously injured, concluded on Jan. 5 that Manslaughter and Assault charges sh...Read on...

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Posted on: January 14, 2015

Long Beach Resident Steals More than $40K in Public Benefits

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest and arraignment today of a Long Beach woman who fraudulently obtained over $40,000 in taxpayer-funded benefits that she was not eligible to receive. Renessa E...Read on...

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Posted on: January 14, 2015

Acting DA Singas Makes Appointments to Top Posts

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the appointment of two key members of her executive team to continue her office’s commitment to integrity and the fairest administration of justice. “Making sure that Nassau County remai...Read on...

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Posted on: January 9, 2015

Uniondale Man Sentenced to Prison for Brutal Assault and Robbery in Freeport Motel

Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the sentencing today of a Uniondale man who pleaded guilty during a jury trial for a heinous boxcutter attack against an Amityville man following a dispute with a woman in a Freeport motel r...Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2015

Madeline Singas Sworn In As Acting District Attorney

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Singas, a lifelong prosecutor, assumed top law enforcement post effective at noon today. Chief Assistant District Attorney Madeline Singas was sworn in as Acting District Attorney of Nassau County in a ceremony at noon today officiated by Nassau Suprem...Read on...

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Posted on: December 23, 2014

Inwood Man Who Terrorized Community Sentenced for Threatening Police Officers with a Loaded Weapon

MINEOLA, N.Y. - Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of an Inwood man for assaulting a Nassau police detective who, along with two other members of the Nassau County Police Department, was investigating reports of s...

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Posted on: December 22, 2014

Valley Stream Man Found Guilty by Nassau Jury in Killing of Queens Man Outside Bar

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that a Nassau jury found a Valley Stream man guilty in the shooting death of a Queens man seated in his car in a parking lot in December 2013. Orlando Ortiz was found guilt...Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2014

DA Rice, CE Mangano, City & Federal Officials Announce Takedown Heroin Pipeline Stretching from Mexi

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– Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice was joined by Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and city and federal officials to announce the dismantling of a multi-million dollar illegal drug pipeline which ran directly from Mexico to New York City...Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2014

Hempstead Man Receives Maximum Sentence for Brutal Sexual Assault in Garden City Occurring in the W

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a Hempstead man for simultaneously raping and strangling a 50-year-old Garden City woman in her home just over a week after Superstorm Sandy slammed into Long Island. Arti...Read on...

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Posted on: December 15, 2014

Postal Worker Pilfers Credit Cards for Shopping Spree

Postal Worker Pilfers Credit Cards for Shopping Spree

Postal Worker Pilfers Credit Cards for Shopping Spree Yvonne Jamison, 38, of Brooklyn, stole cards while employed in Freeport post office

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest and arraignment today of a Brooklyn ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2014

Hempstead Man Sentenced to Prison for 2012 Slaying of Acquaintance

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the prison sentence of Bruny Fenelon, a 32-year-old West Hempstead resident who was convicted of killing an acquaintance during an argument in 2012. Nassau County Court Judge Tammy...Read on...

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Posted on: December 11, 2014

Ex-Major League Baseball Player Sentenced to Prison For Sexually Abusing 8-Year-Old Girl

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a North Massapequa man for sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl during baseball practice sessions in Plainview. Rosendo “Rusty” Torres was sentenced by Nassau County Court ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 10, 2014

Long Beach Man Indicted for Fatal Shooting Near Public Housing Project

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arraignment today of a Long Beach man on a grand jury indictment in connection with a fatal shooting at Long Beach’s Channel Park Homes in September. Antonio Webb was arraigne...Read on...

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Posted on: December 10, 2014

Roosevelt Man Indicted for Murder After Failed Hempstead Carjacking

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the indictment of a 22-year-old Roosevelt man on murder charges in connection with a fatal attempted carjacking that occurred in Hempstead in July. Tayquan Clark was arraigned toda...Read on...

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Posted on: December 10, 2014

Retired Treasurer Indicted for Stealing Over $360K from Old Westbury Church

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Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest and arraignment today of a Westbury man on a grand jury indictment for stealing more than $360,000 from the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Old Westbury where he served as treasurer. J...Read on...

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Posted on: December 3, 2014

Doctor Who Stole Personal Information of Nearly 100,000 Patients Arrested as Result of Joint NCDA-NC

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and the Nassau County Police Department announced the arrest of a Great Neck doctor responsible for stealing the protected personal and health information of tens of thousands of patients of NR...Read on...

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Posted on: December 2, 2014

Nassau Jury Delivers Guilty Verdict in Fatal Shooting in New Cassel

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Nassau jury found a man guilty yesterday for fatally shooting a 31-year-old man after an argument on Prospect Avenue in New Cassel. Naqunne Jackson was found guilty on Dec. 1 by a jury of ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 1, 2014

Former Manager of Ruth’s Chris Steak House Charged with Stealing Over $230K From Employer

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Former Manager of Ruth’s Chris Steak House Charged with Stealing Over $230K From Employer Barry Pearlstein, 69, of Florida, embezzled funds over five-year period MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest and...Read on...

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Posted on: December 1, 2014

Garden City Man Sentenced to 17 Years to Life in Prison for Murdering His Mother

Garden City Man Sentenced to 17 Years to Life in Prison for Murdering His Mother James Olsen, 60, strangled his 88-year-old mother, Ruth Olsen, with a necktie MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing tod...Read on...

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Posted on: November 26, 2014

Elmont Man Charged with Insurance Fraud in Automobile Arson Scam

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Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest and arraignment today of an Elmont man for reporting a Chevy Tahoe stolen to his insurance company even though the vehicle was discovered burning in the Bronx hours before he claimed to h...Read on...

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Posted on: November 24, 2014

Uniondale Man Pleads Guilty in Brutal Boxcutter Attack Against Man in Freeport Motel Room

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Uniondale man who represented himself in a jury trial pleaded guilty today in a case involving the assault and robbery of an Amityville man in a Freeport motel room in July 2012. Wayne Sp...Read on...

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Posted on: November 24, 2014

Freeport Man Pleads Guilty to Criminal Sexual Conduct With 16-Year-Old Boy He Met Online

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Freeport man pleaded guilty to two indictments in connection with non-consensual acts of sexual criminal conduct with a 16-year-old boy he met online, and for false submissions made to the New...Read on...

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Posted on: November 20, 2014

DA Rice Introduces Facility Dog to Assist in Special Victims Bureau Cases

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District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced her office’s acquisition of Mega, a highly trained two-year-old Labrador Retriever who is serving on the District Attorney’s staff as a “facility dog” to assist victims and witnesses in sensitive cases, primarily ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 10, 2014

Manager Pays More than $40K in Restitution to Employer After Failing to Make Bank Deposits

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a Suffolk man for stealing more than $40,000 from a CVS in Freeport where he worked as store manager. Scott Crafa, 42, was sentenced today to 10 days in jail, three years o...Read on...

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Posted on: November 17, 2014

DA Rice to U.S. Senate: Give Lynch a Bipartisan, Unanimous Confirmation as A.G.

Hon. Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader Hon. Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader-Elect Hon. Patrick J. Leahy, Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee Hon. Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee Messrs. Reid, McConnell, Leahy and Gr...Read on...

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Posted on: November 12, 2014

New Cassel Woman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Seriously Injuring Hempstead Man

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a New Cassel woman for driving under the influence of drugs and colliding into a work van driven by a 45-year-old Hempstead man who was seriously injured in the crash. Ethe...Read on...

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Posted on: November 3, 2014

DA Rice Announces New Charges Against Jericho Man for Stealing Over $800K

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arraignment today of a Jericho man on a grand jury indictment for pocketing insurance premiums instead of sending them to insurance companies on behalf of his clients. Joseph Koch was arraig...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2014

Doctor & Ex-Doctor Arrested for Selling Prescriptions for Addictive Drugs

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Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Special Agent in Charge James J. Hunt of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, New York Division said that two Nassau county psychiatrists – including one who had already lost his license to practice i...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2014

Teaching Assistant at Hempstead School Indicted for Stealing Money Meant for Pre-K Students

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Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest and arraignment today on a grand jury indictment of a Hempstead man charged with stealing approximately $1,200 in grant funds obtained by the Hempstead Union Free School District, as well ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2014

Teaching Assistant at Hempstead School District Indicted for Stealing Money

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Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest and arraignment today on a grand jury indictment of a Hempstead man charged with stealing approximately $1,200 in grant funds obtained by the Hempstead Union Free School District, as well ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 29, 2014

Queens Man Indicted After Threatening to Blow Up Police Precincts

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that a Queens man was arraigned on a grand jury indictment today after making phone calls threatening to blow up New York City and Nassau County police precincts. Richard Bolton, 30, of Queens Village,...Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2014

Floral Park Bookkeeper Arrested for Stealing from Two Nassau County Employers

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Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest today of a Floral Park woman for stealing nearly $700,000 from a longtime employer, as well as more than $10,000 from a new employer by writing herself checks drawn from company bank accou...Read on...

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Posted on: October 28, 2014

Roslyn Heights Attorney Charged with Multiple Thefts of More than $1.4 Million

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Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest today of a Roslyn Heights attorney for stealing $720,000 held in an escrow account, as well as selling an East Hills property owned in the name of his law firm and pocketing over $700,000 ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2014

Long Beach City Worker Arrested for Selling Heroin While on the Job

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a City of Long Beach employee was arrested yesterday for selling heroin in Long Beach – with some sales occurring while she was working at the City of Long Beach Bus Depot. Chelsey Lindsey, ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 21, 2014

Baldwin Man Indicted in Fatal Alcohol- and Drug-Fueled Crash in Port Washington

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Baldwin man has been arraigned today on grand jury charges in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in Port Washington earlier this year. Cosmin Florea, 34, was arraigned today before Nassa...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

Member of High-Tech Burglary Crew Pleads Guilty to all Counts

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a West Babylon man pleaded guilty to all charges he faced for playing a leading role in a brazen, high-tech burglary crew that stole millions of dollars in cash and property from homes and busin...Read on...

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Posted on: October 15, 2014

Touro Law Center Hosts Conference for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice entered the nationwide discussion about campus sexual assault yesterday by announcing her office’s efforts to study and address the problem with local colleges and law enforcement. She made the remarks at a T...Read on...

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Posted on: October 14, 2014

Retired police officer sentenced today in hit-and-run that left teenage girl dead

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that a retired NYPD Officer indicted in a hit-and-run pedestrian collision that left 13-year-old Bryanna Soplin dead was sentenced to prison today, and that the law should be reformed to increase penaltie...Read on...

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Posted on: October 15, 2014

West Hempstead Man Pleads Guilty to Top Charge in Fatal 2013 Crash

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a West Hempstead man pleaded guilty today to the top charge against him in connection with a high-speed crash that killed two young passengers, 22-year-old Blossom Castro and 20-year-old Bryan R...Read on...

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Posted on: October 8, 2014

Freeport Village Cashier Sentenced After Stealing More Than $13,000 From Taxpayers Defendant

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that a cashier for the Village of Freeport has been sentenced after stealing more than $13,000 by altering utility payments made by village residents and pocketing the cash. Chevelle Dubois,...Read on...

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Posted on: October 8, 2014

Uniondale Man Gets 25 Years to Life for Fatal Shooting Outside Church

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing of a Uniondale man for fatally shooting 34-year-old Isaac Andrews near a church where parishioners were gathered for Sunday services. Jonathan Mack, 20, was sentenced today to 25 ye...Read on...

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Posted on: October 6, 2014

Hempstead Man Found Guilty on All Counts Before Jury in Violent Post-Sandy Home Invasion

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the conviction of a Hempstead man on all counts before the jury in a violent post-Superstorm-Sandy home invasion in which a 50-year-old East Garden City woman was brutally raped and almost killed. ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 6, 2014

Eight-Time DWI Offender Found Guilty by Jury; Will Permanently Lose Driving Privileges

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that an upstate man will be subject to a lifetime loss of driving privileges due to a Nassau County jury finding him guilty of a felony drunk driving charge in connection with a drunken crash on Lon...Read on...

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Posted on: October 3, 2014

Driver Pleas to Top Charge in Case of High-Speed, Drug-Fueled Crash

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the guilty plea today of a New Cassel woman whose high-speed, drug-fueled crash in a Westbury intersection left another driver seriously injured and put the lives of other drivers in imminent danger....Read on...

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Posted on: September 30, 2014

Former County Legislators and Community Appointee Sentenced in New Cassel Corruption Case

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing of two former Nassau County legislators and the former executive director of the Town of North Hempstead Community Development Agency for conspiring to put portions of the New Cassel c...Read on...

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Posted on: September 30, 2014

Nassau County Man Pleads Guilty to Scheme to Rent Nassau Houses and Not Pay Rent

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Nassau County man pleaded guilty today to bilking Nassau landlords out of thousands of dollars in rent, as well as failing to remit proceeds of a vehicle sold on behalf of his landlord and pay...Read on...

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Posted on: September 30, 2014

Brentwood Man Posed as Realtor for Nearly $200K in Thefts from Investor

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Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest today of a Brentwood man who posed as a real estate agent in a scheme that defrauded an investor of nearly $200,000 in down payments for numerous properties.Daniel Andrew Daniel, 48, wa...Read on...

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Posted on: September 25, 2014

Levittown Driver Indicted on Manslaughter Charges in Crash that Killed Passenger

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arraignment yesterday of a Levittown man on an indictment for driving drunk and causing the death of a 23-year-old man in a high-speed crash on the Northern State Parkway. Brian Friedrichs, 23...Read on...

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Posted on: September 24, 2014

Driver Indicted on Vehicular Homicide, Manslaughter, & Assault Charges in New Hyde Park Cr

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arraignment today of a New Hyde Park teen on an indictment in connection with a fatal crash that killed a father and injured his wife and 6-year-old daughter. Deepak Kumar, 17, of New Hyde Par...Read on...

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Posted on: September 24, 2014

Payroll Services Provider Charged with Stealing Nearly $430K from Client

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Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest today of a Freeport man for stealing thousands of dollars of client funds while conducting electronic transfers meant for the payment of federal and state payroll taxes.Pozo, George Geo...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2014

Suffolk Man Ordered to Pay Nearly $280K Stolen from Great Neck Employer

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that a former salesman has been ordered as part of his guilty plea to pay restitution of nearly $280,000 he stole from a Great Neck business. Thomas Holt, 66, pleaded guilty today to Grand L...Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2014

Freeport Man Who Caused the Death of 13 Pit Bulls Gets Prison Time

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing of a Freeport man in a case involving a February residential garage fire that killed 13 pit bulls that were bred and trained for fighting. The court ordered the forfeiture of three ot...Read on...

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Posted on: September 18, 2014

Katie Beers to Keynote L.I. Youth Safety Coalition Conference on Teen Sexual Health & Safety

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that Katie Beers, the child abduction victim from 1992 who recently authored the memoir Buried Memories: My Story, will be the keynote speaker for the Long Island Youth Safety Coalition’s Winter Conf...Read on...

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Posted on: September 17, 2014

Charles Creekmur, 27 strangled Antwan Brown of Long Beach after dispute at Nassau County Jail

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing of a Brooklyn man for the 2012 killing of a fellow inmate while awaiting trial in Nassau County Jail in East Meadow. Charles Creekmur, 27, was sentenced to nine years in prison with...Read on...

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Posted on: September 12, 2014

Statement by Nassau District Attorney Kathleen Rice on 13th Anniversary of Sept. 11 Attack

MINEOLA, N.Y. – “As we mourn the Long Islanders and Americans we lost 13 years ago, we also honor the memory of the first responders who ran towards danger to help others on that terrible day. The dedication of those brave souls will forever remind us of ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 9, 2014

DA Rice Receives Prestigious National Award for Driving Safety

MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice received a prestigious national award for her innovative and aggressive work on driving safety today. The Governors Highway Safety Association gave its top honor, the James J. Howard Highway ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 8, 2014

DA Rice Proposes Comprehensive Plan to Combat Epidemic of Driving While Texting

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MINEOLA, N.Y. –On the eve of the widely expected announcement of the new iPhone 6 and as students across the country hit the roads on a daily basis with the start of the new school year, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, in a comprehensive ne...

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Posted on: September 5, 2014

Former Bethpage Pediatrician Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing Young Girls

Rakesh Punn, 56, drugged and abused girls in his doctor’s office MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a pediatrician pleaded guilty today to drugging and sexually abusing young girls under the guise of a medic...Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2014

Former Plainview-Based Plumber Charged with Stealing From Nine Long Island Homeowners

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced grand jury charges today against a Floral Park plumber who stole thousands of dollars from nine Long Island homeowners mostly to perform work in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 26, 2014

Joseph Beer Sentenced for Killing Four of His Friends in 2012 Crash on Southern State Parkway

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a 19-year-old Queens man was sentenced today for killing Neal Rajapa, 17, and Darian Ramnarine, Peter Kanhai, and Christopher Kahn, all 18, in a high-speed, impaired crash on the...Read on...

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Posted on: August 25, 2014

Freeport Man Pleads Guilty to All Counts in Garage Fire that Killed 13 Pit Bulls

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Freeport man pleaded guilty today to all charges in connection with a residential garage fire in February that killed 13 pit bulls and revealed paraphernalia used for the breed...

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Posted on: August 20, 2014

Glen Cove Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Releasing Toxic Chemicals into LI Sound

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the plea and sentencing today of a Muttontown man who illegally released toxic chemicals into the ground at his business located just yards away from a Glen Cove waterway that leads i...Read on...

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Posted on: August 20, 2014

Identity Thief Pleads Guilty to Stealing from Jewish Charity and Suffolk County Resident

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Westbury woman pleaded guilty yesterday to stealing the identity of a Suffolk County resident in order to cash thousands of dollars in stolen checks from a Nassau County-based...Read on...

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Posted on: August 19, 2014

Uniondale Man Found Guilty of All Charges in Fatal Shooting Near Church

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Nassau County Judge found a man guilty today of all charges related to a 2013 shooting that left another man dead near a Uniondale church where parishioners were gathered for S...Read on...

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Posted on: August 12, 2014

Nassau Correction Officer Arrested in Amphetamine Case

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced charges today against a Nassau County Correction officer for possessing amphetamines with the intention of selling them. Daniel Lanigan, 29, of Levittown, was arraigned today an...Read on...

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Posted on: August 6, 2014

Syosset Man Pleads Guilty to Top Charge in Hit-and-Run that Left Teenage Girl Dead

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Syosset man indicted in a hit-and-run accident that left 13 year old Bryanna Soplin dead has pleaded guilty to the top charge against him and will be sentenced to up to four ye...Read on...

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Posted on: July 29, 2014

Queens Driver Pleads Guilty to Top Charge in High-Speed Crash that Killed Four

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Queens teenager pleaded guilty today to the top charge against him in a high-speed crash that resulted in the deaths of four young people on the Southern State Parkway in Octob...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2014

Nassau Jury Finds Queens Man Guilty on All Counts of Killing Policeman and Motorist

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Nassau County jury today found a Queens man guilty of intentionally murdering Nassau County Police Officer Arthur Lopez and Brooklyn motorist Raymond Facey at two separate loca...Read on...

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Posted on: July 25, 2014

Lynbrook Nanny Indicted by Grand Jury for Leaving Toddler in Hot Car

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced grand jury charges – including an additional misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge – against a Lynbrook woman who left a 3-year-old girl unattended in a hot car parked in a lot out...Read on...

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Posted on: July 23, 2014

Unlicensed Contractor Ordered to Make Full Restitution to Scammed Nassau County Victims

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a former Wantagh resident who lives in Pennsylvania was ordered as part of his plea today to make full restitution to the Nassau County homeowners he scammed by charging them for...Read on...

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Posted on: July 22, 2014

New Tip Line for Human Trafficking, Corruption, Abuse, and Tax Fraud in Nassau County

MINEOLA, N.Y. – A tip line for the Nassau County District Attorney’s office was unveiled today making it easier for members of the public to make a complaint, report a crime, or give information about human trafficking, corruption, child abuse, elder abus...Read on...

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Posted on: July 21, 2014

Driver Sentenced to Prison in 2013 Crash that Killed Franklin Square Father of Three

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the prison sentencing of a Valley Stream man for causing the death of 46-year-old Christopher DeCrescito in a high-speed crash in February 2013. Brian Daly, 26, was sentenced by Na...Read on...

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Posted on: December 3, 2014

Doctor Who Stole Personal Information of Nearly 100,000 Patients Arrested as Result of Joint NCDA-N

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and the Nassau County Police Department announced the arrest of a Great Neck doctor responsible for stealing the protected personal and health information of tens of thousands of patients of NR...Read on...

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Posted on: July 20, 2014

Officials, Advocates and Victims Call for Long-Overdue Boating Safety Measures

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OYSTER BAY , N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and Acting Nassau County Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter were joined on the Oyster Bay waterfront today by safety advocates and victims of boating accidents to push for the adoption of l...Read on...

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Posted on: July 18, 2014

Plainview Attorney to be Disbarred After Pleading Guilty to Stealing Thousands from Clients

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Plainview attorney will no longer be able to practice law after pleading guilty today to stealing client funds to pay off personal and professional expenses and obligations ins...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2014

Ringleader of Child Modeling Scam Gets Prison Time

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Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen M. Rice New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 11, 2014 MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and New York State Attorney General Eric Schnei...Read on...

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Posted on: July 10, 2014

Bronx Teen Sentenced to 18 Years to Life For Shooting and Killing Freeport Man

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a Bronx teen for shooting and killing a Freeport father of one in January 2013 in Hempstead. Jazz Murphy, 19, of the Bronx, was sentenced today by Nassau ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 10, 2014

Nassau Jury Finds Brooklyn Man Guilty in 2012 Jail Killing

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Nassau County jury returned a guilty verdict today in the trial of a Brooklyn man accused of strangling a fellow inmate in the Nassau County jail in January 2012. Charles Cr...Read on...

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Posted on: July 9, 2014

Unlicensed Contractor Sentenced for Scamming Over $582K from Nassau County Home and Business Owners

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a former Suffolk County man was sentenced today for scamming 13 Nassau County residents for a total of $582,340 by charging for work he never performed, and collateralizing an in...Read on...

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Posted on: July 8, 2014

Financial Planner Indicted for Stealing Over $1.6 Million from Special Needs Camp & Other Victims

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Drew Morgan, a Rockville Centre financial planner charged in October 2013 with stealing more than $1.6 million from the Camp ANCHOR special needs camp and other victims, was arraigned on a grand jury indictment on the same charges today. ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 7, 2014

Freeport Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life for Brutal 2012 Stab-Slay

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a Freeport man for brutally stabbing a 21-year-old man to death during a fight in October 2012. Henry Martinez-Ramos, 26 of Freeport, was sentenced today by...Read on...

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Posted on: July 3, 2014

East Meadow Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced a joint federal and state investigation leading to charges against an East Meadow man for downloading and possessing videos of young children engaging in sexual acts. Daniel Sherlo...Read on...

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Posted on: July 3, 2014

Truck Driver Sentenced for Killing Bus Driver, Seriously Injuring Attendant, and Injuring 4 Students

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a Mineola man who crashed his cement truck into an overpass and a school bus in Matinecock in July 2012, killing the bus driver as well as seriously injuring a...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2014

DiNAPOLI AND RICE HALT PENSION SCAM

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New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice today announced the guilty plea of retired Suffolk County Police Detective Sergeant Terrance Hoffman for taking $465,647 in illegal pension payments from the N...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2014

Bookkeeper Sentenced to Prison and Restitution for Stealing More Than $316K from Great Neck Employer

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a Suffolk County woman for stealing more than $316,000 from the Great Neck contracting company where she worked as a bookkeeper, using the money to buy clothin...Read on...

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Posted on: June 25, 2014

Valley Stream Man Charged with Animal Cruelty for Leaving Pit Bull Boxer in Hot Car for Hours

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice today announced animal cruelty charges against a Valley Stream man for causing the death of a mixed-breed pit bull boxer by leaving the animal in a hot car for hours with only one window open a...Read on...

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Posted on: June 19, 2014

DA Rice Funding In-Car and Body Camera System to Aid Police Department and Protect Citizens

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and the Freeport Police Department today announced funding to equip patrol officers and supervisors with in-car video systems and body cameras. DA Rice’s office will provide $108,000 in Asse...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2014

Queens Man Gets 55 Years for Valley Stream Home Invasion

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a Queens man who was convicted by a Nassau County jury for tying up and robbing members of a Valley Stream family – including four children aged 3, 5, 9, and 1...Read on...

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Posted on: June 13, 2014

East Meadow Man Gets 25 to Life in Hempstead Murder

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that an East Meadow man has been sentenced to prison for the fatal shooting of a stranger on a Hempstead street in 2012. Herber Guzman, 42, of East Meadow, was sentenced toda...Read on...

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Posted on: June 12, 2014

Employee Returns $292K to Plainview Company

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Merrick woman was sentenced today for stealing more than $450,000 from a Plainview building maintenance and real estate firm where she worked as a bookkeeper by forging her bos...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2014

Long Beach Official & Accomplice Charged with Stealing $14k Worth of Equipment

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that after a joint investigation with City of Long Beach officials, a Long Beach Highway Department supervisor and a former Highway Department employee have been charged with stealing equi...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2014

Hempstead Man Charged with Attempting to Rape Sex Worker at Knifepoint in Westbury Motel

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced new grand jury charges against a Hempstead man in the July 2013 attempted rape of a sex worker he agreed to meet at a motel in Westbury. He also faces charges in three other attacks a...Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2014

Nassau Jury Finds Queens Driver Guilty in Crash that Killed Four of His Friends

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Nassau County jury found a Queens man guilty today in a high-speed crash in 2012 on the Southern State Parkway that killed all four of his passengers. After four days of del...Read on...

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Posted on: June 6, 2014

DA Rice Warns Public About New Phone Phishing Scam

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice seeks the public’s assistance in helping spread the word about a phone phishing scam by cybercriminals looking to get personal information with offers to help solve computer problems. “Crimi...Read on...

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Posted on: June 4, 2014

Queens Teenager Pleads Guilty to Burglarizing Homes in Valley Stream and North Woodmere

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Queens teenager pleaded guilty today to several Nassau County burglaries – including an incident involving a Valley Stream woman discovering the teen inside her home. Onyx A...Read on...

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Posted on: June 4, 2014

Education Program Announced for Defendants Who Patronize Prostitutes

MINEOLA, N.Y. – The Nassau County District Attorney’s Office has partnered with The Safe Center LI and Sanctuary for Families, two leading organizations dedicated to the fight against human trafficking, to create a program designed to educate defendants c...Read on...

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Posted on: June 2, 2014

Queens Man Gets Max Sentence for Fatal Elmont Shooting

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that Wilfred Labossiere, 33, of Far Rockaway, received the maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison – the prosecution’s recommendation – from Nassau County Court Judge Phillip G...Read on...

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Posted on: May 27, 2014

Former Suffolk Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $582K from Nassau County Residents

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a former Suffolk County man pleaded guilty to scamming 13 Nassau County residents and business owners for a total of $582,340 by charging for work he never performed, and collate...Read on...

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Posted on: May 27, 2014

Baldwin Man Sentenced for Burning Car in Insurance Fraud Scheme

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing of a Baldwin man for having a luxury car torched in Queens in 2012 so that the owner could file and pursue a bogus insurance claim. Henry Flores, 28, was sentenced b...Read on...

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Posted on: May 23, 2014

Brooklyn Woman Charged with Stealing Identities of Hospital Patients

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arraignment Thursday of a Brooklyn woman on grand jury charges related to her involvement in an identity theft ring that netted thousands of dollars by using the stolen identities...Read on...

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Posted on: May 23, 2014

DA Rice, Mangano and Police Launch Aggressive Anti-DWI Initiative

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced a new and aggressive Stop-DWI initiative known as DWI Alcohol-Related Incident Team (DART) - that reestablishes the Selective Enforcement Team (SET) wh...Read on...

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Posted on: May 22, 2014

DA Prosecution Leads to Payment of $335K Owed to Taxpayers

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that the Queens owner of two Great Neck auto body repair shops paid $335,000 owed to taxpayers for his failure to remit sales taxes. Joseph Caraccia, 68, of Whitestone, and his two comp...Read on...

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Posted on: May 22, 2014

All Defendants Getting Jail Time In Case Against LIRR & Metro-North Card Skimmers

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a joint case involving ticket machine card skimmers at Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North stations investigated and prosecuted by her office and the MTA Police Department conc...Read on...

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Posted on: May 20, 2014

Queens Man Gets Prison Time in LIRR Card Skimming Case

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a Queens man for his involvement in a scam involving the use of hidden cameras and bank card “skimmers” to steal money from commuters’ bank accounts and financ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 16, 2014

Woodbury Woman Pays Back $231K Stolen from Manhasset Employer

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that the former office manager of a Manhasset medical practice paid back $231,000 that she stole from her employer after pleading guilty last December. Hillary Hudesman, 55, of Woo...Read on...

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Posted on: May 15, 2014

President of Hicksville Child Modeling Agency Pleads Guilty to Scamming $236K from Families

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that a Suffolk County man and the corporation of which he is president pleaded guilty today to scamming clients of more than $236...Read on...

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Posted on: May 15, 2014

Freeport Man Pleads Guilty to Burglarizing Homes Damaged by Superstorm Sandy

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a man pleaded guilty today to breaking into three Freeport homes that had suffered damage from Superstorm Sandy, stealing TVs and other valuables, and ruining repairs that had be...Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2014

Two Dozen Cats Rescued from Apparent Hoarding House in Westbury

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that 24 cats in various states of poor health were rescued from a home in Westbury today, with the structure condemned and the owner of the cats now facing animal cruelty charges in the on...Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2014

Three Men Charged with Illegal Fishing Causing Environmental Damage and Threatening Industry

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arraignment today of three Suffolk County men on felony charges stemming from illegal fishing activity that has endangered the environment of Long Island’s South Shore and put the...Read on...

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Posted on: May 12, 2014

Retired Officer Convicted on 75 Counts of Official Misconduct; Forfeits $195K Termination Package

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that a retired Nassau County police officer pleaded guilty and was sentenced on charges that he lied about his work activity to cover up dozens of hours spent at two women’s hom...Read on...

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Posted on: May 8, 2014

Oyster Bay Woman Sentenced to Jail for Animal Neglect Leading to Leg Amputation

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing yesterday of an Oyster Bay woman for failing to provide proper veterinary care for a severe injury suffered by her dog, a pit-bull mix named “Snowball,” that was left u...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2014

Unlicensed Contractor Sentenced to Jail and Over $1 Million in Restitution for Repair and Tax Scams

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the jail and restitution sentencing today of an unlicensed East Rockaway contractor in scams that cheated clients – mostly seniors – out of more than $300,000 in payments, and deprive...Read on...

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Posted on: May 2, 2014

Inwood Man Arraigned on Grand Jury Charges in Bogus Check Scam

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arraignment today of an Inwood man on new charges from a Grand Jury indictment for stealing over $206,000 from three check processing businesses and two national technology and of...Read on...

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Posted on: May 1, 2014

Queens Man Ordered to Pay Full Restitution in Home Depot Charity Scam

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Queens man working at the Elmont Home Depot was sentenced today for using his employer’s donation-matching program to steal thousands meant for charity for his own personal gai...Read on...

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Posted on: April 25, 2014

DA Program Providing ID Cards For Children Coming to Community Events in April and May

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that her groundbreaking program to help law enforcement get quick and accurate information on missing children will be coming to Long Beach’s Earth Day Celebration on Sunday, April 27...Read on...

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Posted on: April 25, 2014

Queens Woman Sentenced in LIRR Card Skimming Case

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a Queens woman for her involvement in a scam involving the use of hidden cameras and bank card “skimmers” to steal money from commuters’ bank accounts and fina...Read on...

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Posted on: April 24, 2014

Queens Man Sentenced for Poisoning Child in Lawrence

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a Queens man in the 2011 poisoning of a child in a vehicle parked in Lawrence. Khemchan Sulaiman, 48, of Jamaica, was sentenced by Nassau County Court Judge...Read on...

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Posted on: April 24, 2014

Massapequa Man Who Faked His Own Death for Insurance Money Sentenced to Prison

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a Massapequa man for his involvement in a scheme to defraud a life insurance company by faking his own death in the ocean off Jones Beach in July 2012. The man...Read on...

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Posted on: April 23, 2014

DA Rice on ‘Swatting’: ‘We Will Hold Any Perpetrators Accountable’

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice issued the following statement on Tuesday’s “swatting” incident in Long Beach: “Incidents like this are a dangerous and outrageous waste of law enforcement resources and taxpayer dollars. Th...Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2014

Bayville Man Sentenced for Sexual Intercourse with Teenager in Glen Cove

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that Tereso Ruiz-Hernandez, 25, of Bayville, was sentenced today by Nassau County Court Judge Angelo Delligatti to one year in jail for having sexual intercourse in July 2013 with a 1...Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2014

Former LIRR Employee Sentenced for Stealing Copper From Railroad

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a Suffolk County man for stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of copper wire belonging the Long Island Rail Road, selling it to a scrap yard and keeping the ca...Read on...

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Posted on: April 9, 2014

Attorney Arrested for Stealing from Clients

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest today of a Plainview attorney who has been charged with stealing from a Brooklyn couple who hired him to represent them in a lawsuit. Kogan, Matthew Matthew Kogan, 40, w...Read on...

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Posted on: April 8, 2014

DA Rice Announces Arrests in Tax Evasion Cases

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest and arraignment of defendants, in three unrelated cases, charged with failing to pay taxes that help maintain parks, repair roadways, and fund other vital government servic...Read on...

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Posted on: April 7, 2014

DA Rice, Advocates Call on NYS Legislature to Pass Sweeping Animal Crimes Reform Bill

DA Rice - Animal Crimes Reform

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, president of the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York, was joined by national, statewide and local advocates today to urge the New York State Senate and Assembly to pass a w...Read on...

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Posted on: April 4, 2014

Hempstead Man Sentenced for Assaulting Police Officer

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a Hempstead man for assaulting a police officer with a knife during an incident in March 2012. Christopher Sargeant, 34, of Hempstead, was sentenced by Nass...Read on...

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Posted on: April 3, 2014

Suffolk County Woman Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $316K from Great Neck Employer

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Suffolk County woman pleaded guilty today to stealing more than $316,000 from the Great Neck contracting company where she worked as a bookkeeper by inflating her salary, creat...Read on...

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Posted on: April 2, 2014

Elmont Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Truck that Knocked Down Dozens of Utility Lines

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that an Elmont man pleaded guilty today to causing a mile-long path of destruction stretching from Elmont to Valley Stream by driving a stolen truck with an exterior boom extended in ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2014

Valley Stream Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Crash that Killed Father of Three

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Valley Stream man pleaded guilty today to charges stemming from a fatal crash that claimed the life of a Franklin Square father of three in February 2013. Brian Daly, 25, of...Read on...

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Posted on: March 26, 2014

Jury Finds Queens Man Guilty in Violent Valley Stream Home Invasion

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the conviction today by a Nassau County jury of a Queens man for tying up and robbing members of a family in their Valley Stream home in January 2012. Levy Robinson, 46, of Jamaica...Read on...

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Posted on: March 24, 2014

Jury Convicts Queens Man in Fatal Elmont Shooting

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that Wilfred Labossiere, 33, of Far Rockaway, was found guilty on all counts by a jury today for a 2012 shooting in Elmont that left a man dead and a grandmother seriously injured. Af...Read on...

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Posted on: March 24, 2014

Great Neck Man Arrested for Stealing $22,000 in Medicaid Benefits

Chaman, Omid

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest and arraignment today of the owner of a Manhattan rug gallery charged with stealing over $22,000 in Medicaid benefits by underreporting income from his business and a renta...Read on...

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Posted on: March 21, 2014

LIRR Workers Charged with Stealing Copper from Railroad Communications Network

Nowlin, Robert ~ Holm, Paul ~ Quiles, Joel

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest and arraignment today of three Long Island Rail Road employees on charges of stealing thousands of dollars of copper belonging to the Rail Road and then scrapping the stole...Read on...

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Posted on: March 21, 2014

Highway Racer Sentenced to Jail

MINEOLA, N.Y. -- Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that Jonathan Lopez, 22, of East Meadow, was sentenced today by Nassau County Court Judge Tammy Robbins to 10 months in jail for his role in a race on the Southern State Parkway in 2...Read on...

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Posted on: March 20, 2014

Brothers Face New Charges in Major Counterfeiting Operation Takedown

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced new grand jury charges against two brothers stemming from a major counterfeit operation involving more than $2 million worth of health and beauty products seized earlier this month fr...Read on...

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Posted on: March 19, 2014

Lido Beach Attorney Arrested for Stealing $16,000 in Escrow Funds from Mother and Daughter

Susan Odery

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest today of a Lido Beach attorney charged with stealing more than $16,000 placed in an escrow account by a mother and daughter for taxes that were never paid on an apartment s...Read on...

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Posted on: March 18, 2014

DA Rice Announces Sentencing of International Fugitive Who Spent a Dozen Years on the Run

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a man who was captured after an almost 12-year international and multi-agency manhunt. He was the driver in a 2001 hit-and-run incident that killed an 80-year-...Read on...

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Posted on: March 17, 2014

DA Rice and Mayor Hall Celebrate 3rd Anniversary of Groundbreaking Youth Court Program

Youth Court - DA Rice

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, Hempstead Village Mayor Wayne Hall, approximately 30 volunteers and their family members celebrated the 3rd anniversary of Nassau County Youth Court at an event on Thursday, March 13 that al...Read on...

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Posted on: March 14, 2014

Suffolk Woman Charged in Craigslist Shelter Dog Sale Scheme

Tobon, Lisette

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest today of a Suffolk County woman for filing false paperwork and making false representations to local animal shelters, including those operated by the Town of North Hempstea...Read on...

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Posted on: March 14, 2014

DA Rice Announces Guilty Pleas in Scam Against Long Island Railroad Ticket Vending Machine Users

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that two men pleaded guilty today to a scam involving the use of hidden cameras and bank card “skimmers” at commuter rail ticket vending machines to gather bank card information to st...Read on...

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Posted on: March 12, 2014

Disbarred Attorney Charged with Stealing from Clients

Disbarred Attorney Charged

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest of a disbarred attorney who is accused of stealing money meant to pay settlements for two clients she represented in June 2013. Urena de Checo, 39, of Freeport, was arre...Read on...

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Posted on: March 12, 2014

Suffolk Man Arrested for Stealing $172K from Employer

Suffolk Man Arrested

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest today of a Suffolk County man who stole more than $172,000 from the Great Neck business where he worked as a salesman. Thomas Holt, 65, of Nesconset, was arrested today ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 11, 2014

Over $500K in Stolen Medicaid & Public Assistance Funds Ordered Repaid to Taxpayers

MINEOLA, N.Y. - Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of the last defendant arrested in a countywide Medicaid and Public Assistance fraud sting involving eight people who collectively have been ordered to repay more ...Read on...

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Posted on: March 11, 2014

Bookkeeper Sentenced for Stealing More than $866K from Nassau County Architectural Firm

MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that a Huntington woman has been sentenced for using her position as a bookkeeper to steal more than $866,000 over a six-year period from a Nassau County architectural firm. L...Read on...

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Posted on: March 10, 2014

DA Rice to Address Danger of Heroin Usage Among Young People at Local School Presentation

DA Rice Speaks About Dangers of Heroin Use

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice is scheduled to appear at HB Thompson Middle School in Syosset on Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. to speak at a presentation of “Not My Child,” a program she created to address the epidemic of hero...Read on...

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Posted on: March 7, 2014

DA Rice Announces Takedown of Major Counterfeiting Operation

counterfeit operation takedown

MINEOLA, N.Y. -- Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the takedown of a large-scale, sophisticated counterfeiting operation in which more than $2 million worth of health and beauty products was seized yesterday from five locations acros...Read on...

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Posted on: March 7, 2014

Queens Janitorial Company Ordered to Pay More than $94K in Back Wages and Unemployment Insurance

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Queens janitorial company was ordered on March 6 to pay six employees back wages totaling more than $38,000 and more than $56,000 in unemployment insurance to the New York Stat...Read on...

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