Dec 18, 2014
Six Additional Individuals Face Charges in Multi-State Illegal Sports Betting Crackdown
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the arrest of six individuals on a variety of charges, as part of an ongoing probe into illegal sports betting across the region. The dismantling of the large-scale gambling operation started earlier this month with the arrest of 14 individuals connected to the alleged unlawful enterprise that stretched fromRocklandCountytoPalm...
Dec 17, 2014
Spring Valley Man Convicted in Christmas 2013 Homicide
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Juan Perez-Coira of Spring Valley, New York was convicted after a bench trial of two counts of Murder in the Second Degree, class "A" Felonies, one count of Attempted Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree , a class "C" Felony and one count of Attempted Rape in the First Degree, a class "C" Felony relating to the killing of...
Dec 02, 2014
14 Charged in Large Scale Sports Betting Operation
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the arrests of 14 individuals on charges of unlawfully operating a sports betting enterprise that stretched from Rockland County to New York City and from Bergen County, New Jersey to Palm Beach, Florida. It is estimated that the ring took in millions of dollars a month over a 16-month period by accepting wagers on a wide variety...
Nov 19, 2014
Rockland Community College Professor, Labor Official Faces Grand Larceny Charges
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Clifford Garner (DOB 07/24/53) of 80 Catswamp Road, Hackettstown, New Jersey has been charged with: ...
Nov 12, 2014
Rockland County Legislator Charged with Falsifying Petitions
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Frank Sparaco of 17 Louis Avenue, Valley Cottage, New York has been charged with Nineteen counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a class "E" Felony, Nineteen counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the First Degree, a class "D" Felony and Two counts of Misconduct in Relation to...
Oct 29, 2014
Twenty Month Probe Nets 22 Arrests for Bank Fraud
Thefts From Citibank, Chase, Bank of America, Others Allegedly Totaled More Than $400,000
Defendants Include Purported Bloods Members Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe, together with United States Postal Inspector in Charge Philip R. Bartlett and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Special Agent in Charge James T. Hayes, Jr., today announced the...
Sep 24, 2014
Ramapo Community Leader Charged in Forgery Scheme
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Albert "Shimon" Sontag of 74 Remsen Avenue, Monsey, New York has been arrested and charged with Forgery in the Second Degree, a Class "D" Felony, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, a Class "D" Felony and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, a Class "E" Felony
Sep 23, 2014
Nineteen Charged in Rockland County Drug Sweep Following Undercover Investigation
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the filing of criminal charges against nineteen alleged drug peddlers following a three-month undercover crackdown on narcotics trafficking in towns and villages throughout the county.
Sep 16, 2014
Nyack Man Sentenced in Hudson River Boat Crash that Killed Bride-to-Be and Her Groom's Best Man
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Jojo K. John of 37G Gail Drive, Nyack, New York was sentenced to two years in the Rockland County jail on his guilty plea to two counts of Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree, class "D" Felonies, in the deaths of a bride-to-be and her fiancé's best man.
Sep 15, 2014
Spring Valley Mother Sentenced in the Killing of Her Newborn Son
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Maria Oliva Guaman-Guaman of 41 North Myrtle Avenue, Spring Valley, New York was sentenced to twelve years in state prison with five years post release supervision on her guilty plea to One count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class "B" Felony relating to the death of her newborn son.
Sep 10, 2014
West Haverstraw Barber Charged with Loansharking in Ongoing Probe of Organized Crime
Defendant Accused Of Charging Victims Exorbitant Interest Rates On Illegal Loans
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Anthony DePalma (DOB 10/12/45) of 1 Demarest Avenue, West Haverstraw, New York was arrested on charges of operating an illegal loansharking business from his barber shop. According to the charges, DePalma, who was...
Aug 20, 2014
Rockland County Grand Jury Charges Clarkstown Murder Suspect in Jailhouse Scheme to Murder Prosecution Witnesses
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe and the Chief Michael Sullivan of the Clarkstown Police Department today announced that Diana Nadell of 8240 SW 185th Terrace, Cutler Bay, Florida has been charged in a new indictment in a plot to intimidate and kill two prosecution witnesses in her upcoming trial for the murder of her mother-in-law, Peggy Nadell.
Aug 12, 2014
Ramapo Rabbi and School Principal Indicted on Child Sex Charges
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Gabriel Bodenheimer of 3 Dunhill Lane, Monsey, New York was arraigned on an indictment charging him with three counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, class "B" Felonies and one count of Sex Abuse in the First Degree, a class "D" Felony relating to the repeated sexual abuse of a child.
Jul 14, 2014
Seven Indicted in Prostitution Sweep at Clarkstown Day Spas
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that a six-month probe by Clarkstown Police and the District Attorney's Special Victims and Community Prosecution bureaus into illegal massage parlors and prostitution has resulted in the indictment of seven individuals.
Jun 30, 2014
Bardonia Man Guilty in Cable Tampering Case
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Jesse James of 5 Parklyn Court, Bardonia, New York was convicted after a jury trial of Two counts of Criminal Mischief in the Second Degree, Class "D" Felonies and Two counts of Criminal Tampering in the First Degree, Class "D" Felonies
Jun 25, 2014
Clarkstown Group Home Resident Charged with Attempted Murder, Sexual Abuse in a Violent Attack on Fellow Resident
Defendant Allegedly Sought To Destroy Residential Care Facility
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that a 23-count indictment was handed up against Ethan Jimenez-Colon (DOB 12/18/90) of 78 Demarest Avenue, West Nyack, New York charging him with Thirteen counts of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, class "B" Felonies, One count of...
Jun 23, 2014
Spring Valley Mother Pleads Guilty in to Manslaughter in Killing Infant Son
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Maria Oliva Guaman-Guaman (DOB 06/04/90) of 41 North Myrtle Avenue,Spring Valley,New York pled guilty to One count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class "B" Felony relating to the death of her newborn child.
Jun 20, 2014
New Square Man Indicted in Child Sex Abuse Case
Defendant faces up to Seven Years in prison
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Moshe Menachem Taubenfeld (DOB 09/24/1958) has been indicted by the Rockland County Grand Jury on the charge of Course of Sexual Conduct against a child in the Second Degree, a Class "D" felony.
Jun 20, 2014
Former South Nyack Church Leader to Face Three Years In State Prison After Losing Appeals
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Todd Retallack (DOB 03/16/63) of 32 Terrace Drive, South Nyack, New York will surrender in court on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, to face a three year state prison term. In June 2012, Retallack was convicted after a jury trial of One count of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a class "D" Felony and One count of Endangering the...
Jun 19, 2014
Co-Conspirator in Clarkstown Murder Pleads Guilty
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Andrea Benson (DOB 09/08/88) of 4625 Central Avenue, Apt. 1, NE Washington, DC pled guilty to One count of Murder in the Second Degree, a class "A-1" Felony immediately following her arraignment on an Indictment charging her with the murder of Peggy Nadell.
Jun 18, 2014
Co-Conspirators Indicted in Clarkstown Murder
Defendants Face Life In Prison Without Possibility of Parole
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that an indictment has been handed up against Diana Nadell (DOB 12/05/63) of 8240 SW 185th Terrace, Cutler Bay, Florida in connection with the murder of her mother-in-law, Peggy Nadell.
Jun 10, 2014
Statement by Rockland County DA Thomas Zugibe Regarding an Officer-Involved Shooting in the City of Middletown on November 19, 2013
Throughout the Month of May, 2014, an Orange County Grand Jury was presented evidence from numerous witnesses, including police officers and numerous civilians, concerning the shooting death of Lennord Whittle on November 19, 2013. The Grand Jury investigation was both extensive and comprehensive. ...
Jun 09, 2014
Operator in Hudson River Boat Crash Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Jojo K. John of 37G Gail Drive,Nyack,New York pled guilty today to two counts of Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree, class "D" Felonies relating to the death of a bride-to-be and her fiancé's best man.
Jun 09, 2014
Nyack Store Owners Plead Guilty in Food Stamp Fraud Sting
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Nissar Ahmed and Shafaqat Ali have each pleaded guilty to Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a Class "E" felony, in connection with a scheme to illegally redeem food stamp benefits in exchange for cash and other goods. ...
May 14, 2014
Haverstraw Man Indicted in Strangulation of Live-in Girlfriend
Defendant Faces Up To 25 Years To Life In Prison If Convicted
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Nixon Bourguignon (DOB 03/13/77) of 28 Forest Drive, Haverstraw, New York was indicted on one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a class "A" Felony, in the killing of his girlfriend, Shannon Coleman.
May 12, 2014
Rockland County Executive, District Attorney, County Clerk & Sheriff Partner with New York Organ Donor Network to Boost Organ Donations
NEW CITY, NY  --  Rockland County Executive Ed Day, District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe, County Clerk Paul Piperato and Sheriff Louis Falco today announced a renewed push in the County's ongoing effort to increase enrollment in the New York State Donate Life Registry. ...
May 08, 2014
Nyack Predicate Felony Offender Convicted in Brutal Assault
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Harrison Whitehead of 7 Highview Court, Central Nyack, New York was convicted after a jury trial of Gang Assault in the Second Degree, a class "C" Felony and Assault in the Third Degree, a class "A" Misdemeanor.
Apr 25, 2014
Seven Years in State Prison for Ramapo Man in Brutal Domestic Abuse Case
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Vikas Jagota of 28 Butternut Drive, New City, New York was sentenced to seven years in state prison following a jury trial that found him guilty of one count of Assault in the Second Degree, a class "D" Felony, one count of Abortion in the Second Degree, a class "E" Felony, one count of Endangering the Welfare of Child, a...
Apr 11, 2014
Orange County Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Josiah Williams of 6 Barclay Road, New Windsor, New York pled guilty to one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class "B" Felony related to a June, 2013 assault that occurred during a children's birthday party in the Town of Ramapo.
Mar 17, 2014
Clarkstown Man Convicted for Passing Bad Checks
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Yoel Silber of 2 Lynhaven Drive, New City, New York was found guilty following a jury trial of one count of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a class "E" Felony and ten counts of Issuing a Bad Check, class "B" Misdemeanors
Feb 19, 2014
Fifteen Years in State Prison for Haverstraw Man Convicted in Violent Beating of Neighbor
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that William Lewis of 47 New Main Street, Haverstraw, New York was sentenced to 15 years in state prison and five years post release supervision after being convicted following a jury trial of one count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a class "B" Violent Felony and one count of Assault in the First Degree, a class "B"...
Feb 11, 2014
Nanuet Contractor Arraigned in Home Improvement Scam
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Dwayne Cook (DOB 12/9/61) of 149 Main Street, Nanuet, New York has been charged with one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree and two counts of Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree.  All of the charges are class "D" felonies. 
Feb 10, 2014
17 Arrested in Countywide Super Bowl Human Trafficking Operation
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe, along with Clarkstown Police Chief Michael Sullivan, today announced the filing of criminal charges against 17 individuals in connection with an alleged human trafficking operation that revolved around the February 2nd Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium. The defendants who range in age from 17 to 45 years old are charged with Promoting Prostitution,...