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2007 News Releases

December  
12-20-2007 - Grand Jury Indicts Santos on Homicide Charge - Albertson woman is first defendant charged with new DWI law
12-17-2007 - Insurance Fraud Sweep Nets 10 - Rice: Investigation finds nearly $1M in workers’ comp theft
12-14-2007 -

Roosevelt Man Found Guilty of Murder Jury:  Cabrera guilty of October 2006 murder of teen

12-13-2007 -

Hempstead Woman Arrested for Medicaid Fraud - Rice says that Wimberly lied about taking care of elderly aunt, stole more than $200k in Medicaid benefits

12-05-2007 -

Glen Cove Killer Sentenced - Marshall receives 30 years-to-life in prison

   
November  
11-19-2007 -

Judge:  Stephens Guilty of Manslaughter  - Brooklyn woman convicted of killing baby and dumping child at Hicksville train station

11-15-2007 - Guilty Plea in Community Center ID Theft Case - Receptionist pleads guilty to identity theft after stealing credit card information of 18 Jewish Community Center members
11-14-2007 - DA: Sweep Nets 9, Uncovers $285k in Welfare Fraud - Nine women, including former DSS Welfare Examiner arrested this week for stealing government benefits
11-13-2007 - Man Pleads Guilty to Suffocating 88-year-old Woman - Jenkins pleads guilty to first-degree Murder, Judge promises 25-life
11-08-2007 - DA: Lawyer Pocketed $300k from Clients - Levine stole personal injury settlement from a client trying to pay for her daughter’s heart surgery
   
October  
10-25-2007 - Hewlett Pharmacist Arrested in Drug Bust - Rice: Rochford honored bogus or non-existent prescriptions for Vicodin and other meds
10-24-2007 - Indictment Handed Down in $4M Law Firm Theft - Rice: Galasso lived in the ‘lap of luxury’ on law firm’s dime
10-17-2007 - First Guilty Plea in Building Department Probe - Acierno pleads guilty to top felony charges, DA demands jail
10-15-2007 - Indictments Handed Down in Building Dept. Probe - Charges filed against four members of North Hempstead Building Dept.
10-10-2007 - El-Waraky Sentenced to Prison - After jury found El-Waraky guilty of DWI and leaving the scene, he pleads guilty to reckless endangerment and is sentenced to prison
   
September  
09-27-2007 -

Watson Found Guilty of Home Invasion, Shooting - Jury finds triggerman guilty in Inwood home invasion that blinded 9-year-old boy

09-27-2007 -

Florida Man Convicted in Baldwin Arson Case - Jury finds Pilorge guilty of torching cars and home

09-24-2007 -

Nassau DA, DEA Announce Results of Steroid Probe - Rice:  $13M in steroids seized, half-dozen arrested on Long Island for dealing over the Internet

09-12-2007 - Glen Cove Man Pleads Guilty to Murder - Marshall pleads guilty to indictment in exchange for judge’s 30-life sentence
09-06-2007 - Rice Unveils Results of Summer Predator Sting- 21 arrested for preying on children during summer months
   
August  
08-13-2007 - DA Rice: Group Ran Counterfeit Cigarette Ring - Queens bust yields half million packs, $325k; 3 arrested
08-02-2007 - D.A. Rice and Uniondale Schools Empower Teens - DA’s“Peacemaker Teens” give back to community through CPR
   
July  
07-31-2007 - Williams Pleads Guilty, Sentenced to 21 Years - ‘Tremendous’ police work, aggressive prosecution lead to a plea by first of three men charged after Inwood home invasion
07-27-2007 - Nurse Arrested for Stealing Drugs from Hospital - District Attorney and police department charge nurse after theft of powerful painkillers from Rockville Centre hospital
07-26-2007 - Grand Jury Indicts Heidgen on Tampering Charge - DNA test during murder trial came back with “mixed” results, prompting investigation and indictment
07-25-2007 - DA Charges Five in Unemployment Comp Fraud Rice: Dept. of Labor referrals lead to arrests, more than $45k tax dollars obtained fraudulently
07-24-2007 - DA Files Charges against Two Lawyers - In separate cases, attorneys accused of stealing more than $900k
   
June  
06-13-2007 - DA:  33 Arrested for Trafficking Heroin - 135 heroin overdoses in last four years prompt investigation into cross-county heroin trafficking
   
May  
05-24-2007 - Osbourne Sentenced to Prison - Judge gives former fugitive 15 years
05-18-2007 -

Queens Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft from Elderly Woman in Assisted Living Facility - Seujattan withdrew more than $100k from bank account

05-18-2007 -

Hempstead Man Admits to Stealing Benefits - McAllister stole thousands from Nassau and federal governments

05-15-2007 - Home Health Aide Sentenced To Jail - Khan pleaded guilty to theft, sentenced to 6 months in jail
   
April  
04-24-2007 - DA & Glen Cove Police Bust Cocaine Ring - Drugs, guns, cash seized, 12 arrested after year-long investigation
04-19-2007 - DA's Office Receives $750K to Fight Medicaid Fraud - State senators and Rice allocate state resources to fight fraud in Nassau County
04-10-2007 - DA Charges Mail Carrier with Disability Fraud - Rice: Tirado stole more than $85k from federal government, while lying about employment after 2001 injury on-the-job
   
March  
03-26-2007 - Cason Convicted - First of two trials connected to Uniondale killing brings manslaughter, weapons possession convictions
03-21-2007 - Pharmacy Ring Busted - Rice: Oceanside pharmacy sold more than 3x the Vicodin than NY average
03-19-2007 - District Attorney Kathleen Rice's Statement on Hockey Incident at Nassau County Coliseum
03-13-2007 - Grand Jury Indicts "Swinger" Couple - Additional victims identified, couple now facing up to 20 years in prison
   
February  
02-28-2007 - Heidgen Sentenced to 18-Life
02-13-2007 - Heidgen Verdict Will Stand - Judge denies motion, sets sentencing date
02-07-2007 - DA, DSS Announce Fraud Sweep - Eleven charged in social service fraud probe by District Attorney
   
January  
01-29-2007 - Grand Jury Upgrades Charges in DWI Crash - Former NYC police officer now facing 15 years behind bars
01-18-2007 - Sanchez Sentenced to Maximum - Convicted of killing girlfriend, Judge gives 26 1/3 years-to-life
01-04-2007 - Valencia Convicted of Assault in "Wrong Way" Crash - Queens man found guilty, faces up to 25 years in prison
01-03-2007 - Hempstead School Board Member Pleads Guilty - Grant pleads guilty to top charge, DA recommends he receive 1 1/3-4 years upstate