Posted on: April 24, 2017

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

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David Frankel, 52, stole real estate proceeds to fund his own investments MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a West Hempstead attorney was sentenced today to three to nine years in prison and ordered to pay re...Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

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

Steven Morelli stole from 22 clients and will be disbarred

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

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Posted on: April 14, 2017

Uniondale Man Arrested for Burning and Beating Girlfriend’s Cat

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

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

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: April 5, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 29, 2017

Collection Agent Arrested for Stealing $1.6 Million from Hospital

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

Norman Alpren, 71, and his company, MBI Associates, Inc., ...Read on...

Posted on: March 28, 2017

California Man Convicted of Murder for Fatal Shooting in Valley Stream

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

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

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Hempstead Woman Found Guilty of Stabbing Ex-Boyfriend in Stomach

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

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

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Bronx Man Indicted for April 2016 Murder Outside Hempstead Bar

Daniel Abrego Davila allegedly stabbed victim five times 

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Bronx man was arraigned today on grand jury indictment charges related to the stabbing death of a 39-y...

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Posted on: March 21, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

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

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

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

Posted on: March 8, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 7, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

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

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

MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a jury convicted an Oyster Bay man on all counts for a December 2014 crash on the South...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2017

Tens of Thousands of Counterfeit Designer Jackets Seized in NCDA Raid

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Jericho man arrested and charged for allegedly storing and selling the jackets

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Jericho man has been arrested for allegedly storing and selling tens of thousand...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

NCDA Adolescent Diversion Program Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Specialized initiative resolves cases 70% faster and matches young offenders with services

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and Judge David Goodsell were joined by current and former Assistant District Attorneys, court s...Read on...

Posted on: February 27, 2017

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

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

Singas has appointed veteran prosecutor Caryn Stepner to lead the...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

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

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Baldwin man was sentenced to 17 years to life in prison for his role in an Oct. 2015 burglary in Rockville Centre burglary.

John Robinson, 23, a persistent violent felo...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2017

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

Chandran Nathan

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

Cha...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2017

NCDA Releases 2016 Annual Report

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

Posted on: February 23, 2017

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

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

Posted on: February 22, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

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

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Michael Gallagher is also accused of placing a zip tie around the dog’s neck

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Levittown man was arraigned today on indictment charges related to beating his dog with a shov...Read on...

Posted on: February 15, 2017

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

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

Posted on: February 15, 2017

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

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that $17,900 has been returned to a woman who lost it as a result of an IRS impersonation scam.

The 64-year-old victim received calls threatening to arrest her in July,...

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Posted on: February 13, 2017

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

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

Wilkens Thelusma, 39, was convicted by a ju...

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: February 6, 2017

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

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Aimee Stark received thousands of dollars while working with special-needs children MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Westchester woman was sentenced today to one and a half to three years in prison for ste...Read on...

Posted on: February 1, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

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

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

Tayquan Clark, 24, wa...Read on...

Posted on: January 25, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

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

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

Annika McKenzie, 35, of Hempstead, was c...

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

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

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Joel Arquimides Ayala Deras pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder

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

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

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

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

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

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

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

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a paralegal from Las Vegas, Nevada and her husband were arraigned today ...Read on...

Posted on: January 10, 2017

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

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

Posted on: January 10, 2017

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

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

MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a West Hempstead attorney who stole more than $5.7 million from clients between September 2012 and F...Read on...

Posted on: January 9, 2017

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

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

Posted on: January 6, 2017

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

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

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

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Posted on: January 4, 2017

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

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Hector Bejarano, 55, was on the run for two weeks and was arrested when he returned home to do laundry

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an East Meadow man was sentenced today to 18 years to life in prison f...Read on...

Posted on: December 23, 2016

Former Doctor Arraigned for Jury Tampering and Burglary

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the indictment of a former doctor who allegedly disguised himself in court and taped false jury instructions to the doors and tables of jury rooms while he was on trial in March.
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Posted on: December 22, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: December 21, 2016

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

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

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

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

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Shamiek Porter was one of 31 people indicted in July as part of Operation Gram Slam investigation

MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Bloods gang member, who is one of 31 people indicted as part of multi-count...Read on...

Posted on: December 19, 2016

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

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Balkumar Singh was captured in Trinidad and extradited to Nassau County in 2015 for prosecution

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an international fugitive was sentenced today to 19 years to life in prison f...Read on...

Posted on: December 14, 2016

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

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

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

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Posted on: December 14, 2016

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

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Dashawn Wade shot Daquan Gaskins outside Club in Baldwin

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

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Posted on: December 12, 2016

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

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

Jose Cartagena, 56, pleaded guilty to murder in the...Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2016

Laurelton Man Receives Maximum Sentence for Manslaughter and DWI

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

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

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

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

Jack Kohen, 51, was arraigned before District...Read on...

Posted on: November 30, 2016

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

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

Posted on: November 22, 2016

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

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

Wilson Garcia, 20, was convicte...Read on...

Posted on: November 22, 2016

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

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

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

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

Robert Alan Wagner, 63, of Bellmore, was arraigned ye...Read on...

Posted on: November 16, 2016

Hempstead Man Sentenced for Attempted Murder of Ex-Girlfriend

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Shaquon Lockwood attempted to murder woman by slicing her throat

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for multiple assaults and the attempted murder of...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

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

Mineola, N.Y. – In a letter to the New York State Board of Regents, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas today called on the Regents to upgrade the state’s widely-criticized system of tracking school violence to facilitate m...
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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Inmate Arrested for Plotting to Kidnap and Assault Former NCDA Prosecutor

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

Posted on: November 3, 2016

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

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Jose Cartagena killed ex-girlfriend in parking lot and fled to California

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Glen Cove man pleaded guilty to murder charges yesterday for the March 2015 stabbing death of hi...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2016

International Fugitive Pleads Guilty to 1999 Murder at Hicksville Wedding

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Balkumar Singh was featured in a 2009 episode of America’s Most Wanted

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Guyanese man who killed a 19-year old wedding guest and injured another man at a Hicksville weddin...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2016

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

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

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

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

East Meadow Man Pleads Guilty to Second Degree Murder Charges

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Hector Bejarano, 54, bludgeoned his wife to death with a dumbbell

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an East Meadow man who bludgeoned his wife to death with a dumbbell in 2015 pleaded guilty today to second ...Read on...

Posted on: October 24, 2016

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

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

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest today of a Farmingdale man for allegedly stealing tho...Read on...

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Seven People Arrested for Collecting Unemployment Benefits While Being Employed

One of the defendants collected more than $30,000 over a three-year period

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that seven people have been arrested for allegedly collecting unemployment benefits while being e...Read on...

Posted on: October 17, 2016

Roosevelt Man Convicted of Murder in July 2014 Carjacking

Tayquan Clark faces life in prisonMineola, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a jury convicted a Roosevelt man guilty of murder on Friday for a July 2014 attempted carjacking in Hempstead in which he fatally shot a man...Read on...

Posted on: October 14, 2016

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

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Dennis Edison met victim through online couch surfing website

MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Long Beach man was sentenced today to 10 years in prison plus 20 years post-release supervision for the 2015 r...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

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

86-year-old woman thought her grandson was in trouble in the Dominican RepublicMINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas today announced that the NCDA’s Civil Forfeiture Bureau helped a Garden City woman recover $9,800.00 after it ...Read on...

Posted on: October 5, 2016

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

Donna Salamanca

Donna Salamanca allegedly stole money during four year period

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a North Baldwin woman was arrested yesterday for allegedly stealing more than $600,000 from a Freeport company ...Read on...

Posted on: October 4, 2016

Statement from District Attorney Madeline Singas

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

Posted on: September 30, 2016

Bronx Man Sentenced for Fatal Nightclub Shooting

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Tyshaun Phillips, 23, opened fire into a crowd, killing a college student

Mineola, NY – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that a Bronx man was sentenced to 23 years in prison for a 2014 fatal nightclub shooting in Garden C...Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2016

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

Renen Vides

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man pleaded guilty on Friday to manslaughter charges connected to a September 2013 crash in which the defendant’s girlfriend and four-year old son were killed.

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Westbury Man Sentenced to Jail Time for Beating Dog to Death

Two-year old Pomeranian named Dan Dan died from blunt force trauma

MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Westbury man was sentenced today to 14 days in jail for beating his two-year old Pomeranian to death. Th...Read on...

Posted on: September 13, 2016

Roosevelt Man Pleads Guilty to First Degree Manslaughter Charges

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

Autrey Smith, ...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2016

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

Michael McGriff pocketed cash from down payments and forged loan documents

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

Michael McGriff, 43, pleaded guil...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2016

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

Robert A Wagner

Robert Wagner faces up to five to 15 years in prison

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a disbarred attorney was arrested yesterday for allegedly stealing more than $400,000.00 from an estate he represented. ...Read on...

Posted on: September 2, 2016

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

Tracey Sportiello

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Farmingdale woman was arrested yesterday for allegedly stealing $300,000 over the course of three years from a Hicksville-based roofing company.

Tracey Sportiello, 51, of ...Read on...

Posted on: September 1, 2016

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

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

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

Posted on: August 31, 2016

Disbarred Attorney Arrested for Stealing $25,000 from Clients

Timothy Daly

Timothy Daly, 53, Allegedly Used Homebuyers’ Escrow Funds to Pay His Rent

Mineola, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced the arrest of a disbarred attorney yesterday who is accused of stealing $25,000 from clients he was repr...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2016

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

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

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

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

Posted on: August 23, 2016

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

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

Mineola, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney announced that a Bellmore man was arrested today for a “take the...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Old Westbury Woman Convicted of Driving Drunk with Child in Backseat

Ariadne Tannous

Ariadne Tannous, 37, was also Driving with a Suspended License

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas today announced that a jury found an Old Westbury woman guilty of DWI for causing a crash with her three-year-old child in th...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

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

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

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

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Posted on: August 12, 2016

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

Two defendants charged with Operating as a Major Trafficker

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced today that seven defendants arrested on July 14 for their alleged involvement in a heroin and cocaine ring that operat...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2016

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

Brian Dudley

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

Posted on: August 9, 2016

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

Leon Austern

Leon Austern allegedly stole rent and taxes paid by commercial tenants

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a New York City man was arrested today for allegedly stealing money from the owners of commercial shop...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

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

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

Posted on: July 26, 2016

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

Douglas Donnelly will make full restitution to State

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Garden City man pleaded guilty Friday to failing to remit New York State sales tax collected from customers of auto bo...Read on...

Posted on: July 22, 2016

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

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

Posted on: July 22, 2016

Student Found Guilty of Beating Dog to Death

Bing Jie Yang

Two-year old Pomeranian named Dan Dan died from blunt force trauma

MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a jury found a Westbury man, accused of beating his two-year old Pomeranian to death, guilty of animal cru...Read on...

Posted on: July 21, 2016

Restaurateur Charged with Insurance & Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Michelle Buggs allegedly received more than $69K in disability payments

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Far Rockaway restaurant owner was arrested this morning for allegedly lying about her injuries and ...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

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

Jose Nuñez-Garcia, 30, claimed the “devil got into me”

MINEOLA, N.Y. – District Attorney Madeline Singas today announced that a New Cassel man was sentenced today for raping a 28-year-old woman he didn’t know on a residential street in New Cassel in A...Read on...

Posted on: July 19, 2016

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

Angela Parson faces up to five to 15 years in prison

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a court-appointed guardian and executrix was arrested today for allegedly stealing more than $50,000 from the guardiansh...Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2016

Statement from DA Singas Regarding Referendum to Establish Independent Inspector General

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

Posted on: July 15, 2016

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

Five defendants, who allegedly sold Heroin and Cocaine, charged with Operating as a Major Trafficker

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and the partners of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Long Island Gang Task Force an...Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2016

Merrick Man Indicted for Aggravated Vehicular Assault

Gregory Lecrann was allegedly intoxicated and driving 112 MPH when he crashed into generator and injured passenger

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an off-duty NYPD officer from Merrick was arraigned today ...Read on...

Posted on: June 29, 2016

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

REITER, BRAD

Brad Reiter stole more than $1.6 Million in seven year period

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a New Jersey man who stole approximately $1.6 million from the Bellmore-Merrick EMS was sentenced today to two...Read on...

Posted on: June 28, 2016

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

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

Posted on: June 24, 2016

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

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Barbara Maleno faces up to 5 to 15 years in prison

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Mastic lawyer was arrested today for allegedly stealing more than $120,000 from her client between April 2011 and Januar...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

Massapequa Man Sentenced for Head-on Crash that Killed Passenger

Michael Bantel was impaired when he drove into pickup truck on Sunrise Highway in May 2015

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Massapequa man who killed his 28-year old passenger when he drove drugged the wr...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

Hempstead Man Sentenced for Stabbing Death of Girlfriend

Alan Espinoza will serve 18 years to life for June 2015 murder

MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead man who pleaded guilty to the June 2015 stabbing death of his girlfriend was sentenced to 18 years ...Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2016

Freeport Man Sentenced after Fourth Dogfighting Conviction

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

Anthony Reddick, 55, ...Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2016

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

Bilal Hassan drove 133 mph on the Meadowbrook Parkway while intoxicated and killed his passenger

MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Brooklyn man was convicted today on all 11 charges related to a November 27...Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2016

Huntington Man Indicted for Aggravated Vehicular Assault

Eugene Golden was allegedly intoxicated when he crashed Mercedes SUV into car and severely injured mother and daughter in March

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Huntington man was arraigned today on indic...Read on...

Posted on: June 14, 2016

Town of Hempstead Sanitation Worker Arrested for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Kevin Breen

Kevin Breen allegedly injured his hand near bar in New Hyde Park and claimed he was hurt on the job

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Town of Hempstead sanitation worker was arrested today for wrongfully c...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2016

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

Duke Obule was allegedly driving 105 MPH before he crashed into cab and killed driver

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Queens man was arraigned today on indictment charges related to a fatal hit-and-run ...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2016

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

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

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

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Posted on: June 9, 2016

Hempstead Woman Indicted on Murder Charges for Crash that Killed Pedestrian

Shania Buchanan

Shania Buchanan allegedly plowed into crowd of people in her SUV MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead woman was arraigned this morning on depraved indifference murder charges related to an April 20 i...Read on...

Posted on: June 6, 2016

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

Brian Martin shot his wife in December 2013

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

Brian Martin, 38, of Roosevelt, was sentenced to...Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2016

Freeport Man Indicted for Aggravated Vehicular Homicide on Southern State Parkway

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

Posted on: May 13, 2016

Roosevelt Gang Members Sentenced for Armed Robbery of Uniondale Supermarket

Brothers Devance and Terrell Broyles stole approximately $1,200

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that two Roosevelt brothers, who are both members of the Bloods gang, have been sentenced for their roles in an ar...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

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

Michael Bantel was impaired when he drove into pickup truck on Sunrise Highway

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Massapequa man who killed his 28-year old passenger when he drove drugged the wrong way on ...Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2016

Defendants in Cross-County Sex Trafficking Ring Plead Guilty

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

Posted on: May 4, 2016

East Meadow Man Arrested for Possessing Child Pornography

Castro Frank

Retired New York City Police Officer Frank Castro faces up to seven years in prison

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former New York City police officer was arrested yesterday by DA investigators for pos...Read on...

Posted on: May 3, 2016

New York City Corrections Department Captain Convicted of Attempted Murder

Brian Martin

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

Brian Martin, 38, of Roosevel...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2016

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

Edward Ramirez

Edward Ramirez will face prison time and have to register as a sex offender

MINEOLA, N.Y. –Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Glen Cove man who forced a young girl to sexually touch him in a Glen Cove supermarket pleaded ...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2016

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

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Aimee Stark lost her teaching license in 2014 and allegedly stole identities to continue working with special needs children

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former Westchester teacher was arraigned today...Read on...

Posted on: April 22, 2016

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

Pedro Santos attacked the victim with a machete

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Hempstead gang member was sentenced today by a Nassau County judge to 20 years to life in prison for the murder of 18-year ...Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2016

DA Singas Holds Inaugural Criminal Justice Conference

Inaugural Criminal Justice Conference

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas hosted the office’s first ever conference on criminal justice issues and legislation today.

The Nassau County DA’s Criminal Justice Conference, held at Hofstra University’s Guthart Cultur...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2016

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

Linda Scialo

Linda Scialo allegedly received benefits after concealing proceeds from house sale totaling nearly $1 million

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Port Washington woman was arrested by DA Investigators today ...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2016

Great Neck Doctor & Pharmacist Charged for Not Filing Tax Returns

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Tom & Annahid Hopkins, husband & wife, allegedly failed to pay more than $60k in personal income taxes

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Great Neck doctor and his wife, a pharmacist, have been arraigned to...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2016

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

Manager Evans Raphael

Manager Evans Raphael arrested and Corporation charged

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that the manager of Uniondale Auto Mall was arrested today by DA Investigators for failing to pay nearly $160,000 of sale t...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2016

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

Diquan Booker set fire to Lynbrook Holiday Inn Express room in 2013 and shot a woman in 2014 with shotgun

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Long Beach man was sentenced today to 15 years in prison for the ...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2016

Former Local Political Party Chairman Arrested on Tax Fraud Charge

Gerard Terry

Gerard Terry, 61, charged with failing to file return in 2010

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said that a former Democratic Party official who had earned money from numerous local government contracts was arrested today ...Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2016

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

Rakesh Punn was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison in December for separate crimes

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a pediatrician who drugged and sexually abused young girls in his Bethpage doctor’s o...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Roslyn Heights Attorney Sentenced for Stealing More than $1.4 Million

WEINSTOCK STEVE

Steve Weinstock stole money held in an escrow account and failed to pay off an outstanding mortgage loan

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Roslyn Heights attorney who stole $720,000 held in an escrow accou...Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2016

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

Janice Jessup

Janice Jessup Pleaded Guilty to Grand Larceny Charges in January

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a disbarred attorney was sentenced to three to nine years in prison today for stealing from former clients...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2016

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

Brad Reiter

Brad Reiter served as treasurer and president of Bellmore-Merrick EMS

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced a New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to stealing approximately $1.6 million from the Bellmore-Merrick EMS, fo...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2016

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

Charles Burke

Charles Burke stole union funds during five year period

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former treasurer of Utility Workers Local 365 pleaded guilty today to stealing more than $110,000 from the Nassau C...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2016

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

David Sadler attacked 17-year old after a dice game

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a judge sentenced a former Hempstead pizza delivery man to 25 years in prison for the July 2014 death of a teenager whom ...Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2016

Former Treasurer Sentenced After Stealing from East Meadow Church

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Ronald Ousman making full restitution of more than $35,000

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former acting treasurer of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in East Meadow was sentenced today for stealing more...Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2016

DA Singas Calls on County Legislature to Enact Contract Reform Measures

Asks to speak before lawmakers on ‘Non-Partisan Measures to Restore Public Trust in Nassau County Government’

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas testified before the Nassau County Legislature today on her recommendations o...Read on...

Posted on: March 25, 2016

Mortgage Modification Advisor Arrested for $30k Theft from Client

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East Rockaway businessman allegedly stole from Orange County homeowner

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that an East Rockaway mortgage modification advisor was arrested yesterday for stealing more than $30,000 ...Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2016

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

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

After a 10-...Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2016

Brothers Arrested for Pit Bull Attack on Nine-Year Old

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Cesar Cuellar and Anthony Villalta face up to two to seven years in prison

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that two brothers surrendered this morning to the Nassau County Police Department on indictment charges...Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2016

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

Shaheem Allen barred from being near any animal until 2031

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Freeport gang member, who was arrested last March as part of a major narcotics and dog fighting ring, was senten...Read on...

Posted on: March 9, 2016

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

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

Pedro Santos, 23, was convicted of Murder in the 2nd...Read on...

Posted on: March 9, 2016

Rockville Centre Woman Sentenced for Manslaughter in Death of Friend

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

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

Posted on: March 9, 2016

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

James Ryan, 29, sentenced to up to 12 years in prison for causing the death of Police Officer Joseph Olivieri

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said that an Oakdale man convicted of driving drunk and causing the death of ...Read on...

Posted on: March 8, 2016

Former Treasurer Arrested for Embezzling Union Funds

Burke, Charles

Charles Burke allegedly stole in excess of $111,000 during five year period

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former treasurer of Utility Workers Local 365 surrendered this morning to DA investigators and ...Read on...

Posted on: March 8, 2016

Cedarhurst Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Apartment Arson

Douglas Drummond

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

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

Posted on: March 2, 2016

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

Alexander Wachmyanin Stole from Multiple CVS Locations, Rite Aid and a Key Food

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a 50-year old man who carried out a shoplifting spree that targeted businesses in East Rocka...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2016

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

Miguel Quezada

Youngest child in car was only two weeks old

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Far Rockaway man was arraigned today on a nine-count grand jury indictment for driving while intoxicated in February with four...Read on...

Posted on: February 29, 2016

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

Jonathan Roman

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Coram man was sentenced today to 18 years to life in prison for strangling his 71-year old uncle in 2014.

Jonathan Roman, 44, pleaded guilty on December 11 to one count ...Read on...

Posted on: February 29, 2016

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

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Helen McCann was 16-year employee of town

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former North Hempstead employee was arrested today for allegedly embezzling more than $98,000 from the Solid Waste Management Aut...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2016

Baldwin Man Arraigned on Charges of Possessing Child Pornography

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Andrew Kostyshyn-Gruber arrested after eight-month long investigation

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Baldwin business owner was arrested yesterday for possessing multiple images of child pornography.
...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2016

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

After Sentencing of Seaford Man who Killed 12-Year-Old, DA Singas Renews Call to Strengthen Penalties Against Unlicensed Drivers in Serious Crashes

Driver who killed Zachary Ranftle while driving unlicensed receives maximum 6-month jail sentence for that i...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2016

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

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

Posted on: February 19, 2016

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

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

Posted on: February 11, 2016

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

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

Posted on: February 10, 2016

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

Raj Jadeja

Raj Jadeja was allegedly operating his BMW under the combined influence of alcohol and drugs

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Brooklyn attorney was arraigned on a 12-count grand jury indictment today for ...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

Nurse Arrested for Smuggling Prison Contraband into Nassau County Correctional Center

Chantiel Cox was employed by Armor Correctional Health Services; two others arrested and charged with conspiracy

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that three women were arrested for their roles in smuggling dange...Read on...

Posted on: February 2, 2016

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

Jakwan Keller

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

Posted on: January 29, 2016

West Hempstead Man Sentenced for Fatal 2013 Crash on Southern State

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

Posted on: January 28, 2016

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

Christopher Cable

Christopher Cable allegedly submitted false paperwork in real estate closing

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Queens Village man was arraigned today for allegedly using false and forged documents to sell ...Read on...

Posted on: January 21, 2016

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

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

Posted on: January 21, 2016

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

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Melissa McKiski was stopped by police two miles from fatal crash

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Florida woman was arraigned on an 11-count grand jury indictment today for an October fatal hit and run cr...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2016

Former Treasurer Pleads Guilty to Stealing from East Meadow Church

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Ronald Ousman will make full restitution of more than $35,000

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a former acting treasurer of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in East Meadow pleaded guilty today to stealing m...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2016

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

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

Posted on: January 20, 2016

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

Deepak Kumar pleaded guilty to all 14 indictment charges before trial was set to start

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a New Hyde Park man pleaded guilty to all 14 indictment charges related to a fatal cra...Read on...

Posted on: January 15, 2016

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

Oliver Lee facing new robbery, assault, weapon and drug charges

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

Posted on: January 12, 2016

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

Stephanie Beeker also indicted for Oct. 2014 DWI

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Merrick woman was arraigned on a six-count indictment related to a Fourth of July fatal hit and run on Sunrise Highway i...Read on...

Posted on: January 11, 2016

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

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Janice Jessup faces up to three to nine years in prison >

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a disbarred attorney from Charlotte, N.C., pleaded guilty in two separate cases to stealing from former legal clien...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2016

Unlicensed Home Improvement Contractor Arrested for Theft of Funds from Homeowners

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Konstantine Sousouris allegedly accepted money to improve East Meadow family’s kitchen

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Farmingdale man was arrested today by DA Investigators for allegedly stealing more t...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 student ...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 prisonMINEOLA, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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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...

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 and a...Read on...

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 othersMINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas and the New York State Police announced the arrest today of a ...Read on...

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...

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...

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

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 asset fo...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Posted on: August 27, 2015

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

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 paidDefendants used funds for personal travel, a Mercedes, and to create an online golf cart magazine

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Acting Nassau County Dis...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Posted on: July 27, 2015

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

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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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 incident...Read on...

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...

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 acts...Read on...

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...

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...

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 fina...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 governme...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

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 Nassau Co...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 jury c...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Posted on: April 15, 2015

Joint Investigation Leads to Arrest of Doctor for Selling Assault Weapons & Drugs During Course of Murder-for-Hire Plot

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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...

Posted on: April 10, 2015

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Posted on: April 2, 2015

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Posted on: March 24, 2015

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

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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...

Posted on: March 20, 2015

Rockville Centre Financial Planner Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $1.7 Million from Camp for Special Needs Children and Two Seniors

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...

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...

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 Immigrants

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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...

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...

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 residents ...Read on...

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...

Posted on: March 12, 2015

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

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...

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 Merchandise

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...

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 letter sent ...Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2015

Acting DA Singas and DEC Announce Arrest of Seafood Marketer for Selling Over $100K in Fish and Shellfish Without a License or Permit

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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...

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...

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...

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 Beach Rec Center

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Posted on: December 18, 2014

DA Rice, CE Mangano, City & Federal Officials Announce Takedown Heroin Pipeline Stretching from Mexico to NYC and Long Island

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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...

Posted on: December 18, 2014

Hempstead Man Receives Maximum Sentence for Brutal Sexual Assault in Garden City Occurring in the Wake of Superstorm Sandy

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.

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Posted on: December 15, 2014

Postal Worker Pilfers Credit Cards for Shopping Spree

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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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-NCPD Investigation

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...

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...

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 EmployerBarry 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...

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 MotherJames Olsen, 60, strangled his 88-year-old mother,
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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing tod...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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-ElectHon. Patrick J. Leahy, Chair, Senate Judiciary Committee
Hon. Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee

Messrs. Reid, McConnell, Leahy and Gr...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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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...

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.
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Posted on: December 3, 2014

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

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...

Posted on: July 20, 2014

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

DA Kathleen Rice, NCPD Commissioner Thomas Krumpter, advocates, victims

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...

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...

Posted on: July 11, 2014

Ringleader of Child Modeling Scam Gets Prison Time

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MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice and New York State Attorney General Eric Schnei...Read on...

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...

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...

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...

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.
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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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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...

Posted on: April 9, 2014

Attorney Arrested for Stealing from Clients

Kogan, Matthew

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...

Posted on: April 8, 2014

DA Rice Announces Arrests in Tax Evasion Cases

Collins, Michael ~ Losquadro, Gerald ~ DiMarino, Charles ~ Cohan, Robert

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/558/Youth
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Watch video of DA Rice announcing the arrests here
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...

Posted on: March 6, 2014

Suffolk Man Sentenced for Stealing More than $244K from Hospice Care Network

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Suffolk man was sentenced today for stealing more than $244,000 from his employer, a healthcare network that provides palliative care for patients with terminal illnesses.

J...Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2014

Insurance Agent Pleads Guilty to Stealing Nearly $1 Million

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Rockville Centre man pleaded guilty today for stealing nearly $1 million from two title insurance companies, a Great Neck couple, and the New York State Department of Labor.
...Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2014

Former PTA Treasurer Charged for Cashing More than $5K in Fraudulent Checks

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced new charges today against a former Parent-Teacher Association treasurer who cashed, deposited or wrote more than $5,000 in unauthorized checks from her PTA’s checking account.

Kath...Read on...

Posted on: March 4, 2014

Jonathan Roth Sentenced for Helping Father Fake Death in Life Insurance Scam

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 company on a life insurance policy of $410,000 by helping his father fake his own death in the oc...Read on...

Posted on: March 3, 2014

Levittown Couple Sentenced for Stealing More than $92K in Medicaid Benefits

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a Levittown couple who wrongfully received Medicaid benefits totaling more than $92,000 as a result of providing false information regarding their household in...Read on...

Posted on: March 2, 2014

Freeport Man Arrested For Animal Fighting Charges After Garage Fire Reveals 13 Dead Pit Bulls

Reddick

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Freeport man was arrested yesterday and arraigned on felony and misdemeanor animal fighting charges today after a residential garage fire Friday night revealed 13 dead pit bull...Read on...

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Posted on: February 28, 2014

DA Rice Announces Arrest of Mineola Contractor for Failing to Pay $5025 in Wages to Former Employee

Lopes

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Mineola contractor was arrested today on charges that he cheated an employee out of over $5,000 in wages over a two-year period.

Lino Lopes, 50, of Westbury, was arrested by...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2014

Unlicensed Contractor Arrested For Defrauding Nassau County Homeowners

Ganzenmuller, Charles

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest today of an unlicensed contractor who stole thousands of dollars from Nassau County homeowners for air conditioning repairs that never took place.

Charles Ganzenmuller, ...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2014

DA Rice Announces Third and Final Sentence in Cover-up Case Involving Son of Police Benefactor

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the third and final sentence in a case involving a police cover-up to avoid the arrest of the teenaged son of a police benefactor and personal friend of former Nassau County Police De...Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2014

Long Beach Man Sentenced for Burglarizing Two Homes

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Long Beach man was sentenced today for burglarizing two homes and stealing jewelry in September 2010.

Joseph Moss, 43, was convicted by a jury in March 2013 of two counts of...Read on...

Posted on: February 21, 2014

Great Neck Husband and Wife Arrested For Stealing Over $70K in Medicaid Benefits

Sharif, Shahram _ Mounessa, Flora

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest today of a Great Neck couple for claiming more than $70,000 in Medicaid benefits by significantly underreporting their income and assets – including over $2.74 million depo...Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2014

Queens Man Sentenced for Violent Sexual Assaults Against Two Women in Valley Stream

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a Queens man for the violent sexual assault of two women in Valley Stream last year.

Nashane Peterkin, 17, of Springfield Gardens, was sentenced by Nassau C...Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2014

Jury Finds Two Guilty in ‘Rollin’ 60s’ Gang Trial

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a jury found two men guilty today in a trial involving members of the violent “Rollin’ 60s” gang who were arrested as part of the largest gang bust in Nassau County history. The ...Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2014

DA Rice on Governor’s prison education proposal

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice issued the following statement on Governor Cuomo’s prison education proposal:

“Establishing a program that will educate and better prepare incarcerated New Yorkers to reenter society is an i...Read on...

Governor Cuomo’s prison education proposal
Posted on: February 18, 2014

Queens Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Over $111K from Home Depot Donation Matching Program & Charity

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Queens man working at the Elmont Home Depot has pleaded guilty today for using his employer’s donation-matching program and a religious charity organization he controlled to st...Read more »

Posted on: February 18, 2014

DA Rice: Protect Yourself from Top Tax Scams

MINEOLA, N.Y. – With tax preparation season fully underway, Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice, whose office investigates and prosecutes financial crimes against consumers and taxpayers, announced top tax scams to look out for as well as tips o...Read on...

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Posted on: February 10, 2014

Atlantic Beach Bookkeeper Sentenced for Stealing More Than $250K from Employer

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that an Atlantic Beach bookkeeper has been sentenced today for stealing over $250,000 from her employer, which she used for personal shopping and travel.

Doreen Goucher, 63, plea...Read on...

Posted on: February 8, 2014

N.J. Man Arrested for Stealing Over $20K in Tips from Parking Attendants at Roosevelt Field Mall

Benevento, John

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a New Jersey man was arrested late Friday and arraigned today for requiring valets who parked cars at two restaurants at Roosevelt Field Mall to turn over a certain amount of the...Read on...

Posted on: February 6, 2014

Merrick Bookkeeper Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Than $450K From Her Employer

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Merrick woman has pleaded guilty today to stealing more than $450,000 from the real estate firm where she worked as a bookkeeper by forging her boss’s signature on checks made ...Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2014

Queens Owner of Great Neck Auto Body Shops Pleads Guilty to Failing to Pay $335k in Taxes

Caraccia

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that the Queens owner of two Great Neck auto body repair shops pleaded guilty today to larceny charges stemming from failure to pay $335,000 in taxes to New York State.

Joseph Caraccia,...Read on...

Posted on: January 30, 2014

DA Rice to Victims of Domestic Violence: ‘You Are Not Alone’

Rice at Molloy

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – District Attorney Kathleen Rice gave a speech at Molloy College on Wednesday night to speak about her office’s ongoing efforts to prosecute those responsible for relationship and domestic violence, and to help victims of abuse wit...Read on...

Watch video of DA Rice’s speech here.
Posted on: January 30, 2014

Manhasset Man Arrested for Selling Hundreds of Counterfeit Hollywood Hits

Breland

MINEOLA, N.Y. – District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced charges against a man who sold hundreds of pirated DVDs from his Manhasset home and from websites offering copies of Hollywood hits.

Ali Breland, 41, of Manhasset, was arrested on Jan. 29, 2014 ...Read on...

Posted on: January 28, 2014

N.J. Man Pleads Guilty to Scamming L.I. Contractor of $75K Meant for New Windows at Lido Beach Home

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a New Jersey man pleaded guilty yesterday to taking $75,000 from a Long Island contractor for the purchase and installation of high-end windows without buying the items or perfor...Read on...

Posted on: January 23, 2014

Syosset Attorney Charged with Tax Fraud Totaling Approx. $28K

Turkish

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a Syosset attorney has been arrested and charged today with failure to report income on his New York State personal income tax returns over a three-year period – resulting in an ...Read on...

Posted on: January 23, 2014

Attorney Sentenced for Stealing More Than $4.3 Million from Clients

Kalpakis

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced that a disbarred attorney has been sentenced today for stealing more than $4 million from several individuals and banks in a series of fraudulent real estate deals that fattened his w...Read on...

Posted on: January 17, 2014

DA Investigation Uncovers Loan Sharking Scheme

Francis Bongarzone

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced charges against a Wantagh man who was found to be loaning money at over 100 percent interest, threatening borrowers when they could not pay him back, and keeping several loaded handgu...Read on...

Posted on: January 17, 2014

DA Investigators Arrest West Hempstead Man on Charges in Dogfighting Case

Hector Hernandez and Nana

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the arrest and arraignment today of a West Hempstead man by DA Investigators on charges in a dogfighting case involving eight pit bull dogs housed in cages in a makeshift structure. M...Read on...

Posted on: January 16, 2014

Ex-CFO Sentenced for Stealing Over $400K from Dunkin Donuts Franchisee

MINEOLA, NY - Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing today of a Rockville Centre man who stole more than $429,000 in company funds to enrich his lifestyle at the expense of his employers and his fellow employees.

Christo...Read on...

Posted on: January 16, 2014

Craigslist Identity Thief Sentenced for Victimizing Jobseekers, Renters to Try to Steal Over $500K

MINEOLA, NY – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced the sentencing of a Rockville Centre woman for posting Craigslist ads for nonexistent jobs and apartments to steal hundreds of identities nationwide and filing hundreds of fraudulent st...Read more »

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Posted on: January 14, 2014

Unlicensed Contractor Charged with Defrauding Superstorm Sandy Victims

Rodrigo Leiton

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced charges against a Lynbrook man who stole thousands of dollars from four Nassau County homeowners, three of whom hired the unlicensed contractor to repair damage incurred by Superstor...Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2014

Unlicensed Contractor Pleads Guilty to Stealing in Excess of $300K From Elderly Clients

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said that an unlicensed East Rockaway contractor pleaded guilty today after being charged with stealing in excess of $300,000 from multiple clients, many of whom are seniors, who trusted the co...Read on...

Posted on: January 2, 2014

DA Rice Announces Online Auction of 24 Forfeited Vehicles on Jan. 8

MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced today that 23 cars and one motorcycle that were seized by police and forfeited through the efforts of her office will be auctioned off to the highest bidders on January 8 at a website...Read more »

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