Dec 17, 2015
New York Giants Superfan "License Plate Guy" Charged with Extortion
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the arrest of Joseph Ruback of 9 Sylvan Lane, New City, New York. Ruback is charged with one count of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a class "E" Felony.
Dec 10, 2015
District Attorney Zugibe: California Man Indicted in Fatal Stabbing of West Nyack Senior Citizen
Defendant Faces Up To 25 Years To Life In Prison If Convicted
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the indictment of Dylan Lentini of Vacaville, California for murdering 66-year-old Michael Wimbert in his West Nyack home. Lentini is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with four counts of Murder in the Second Degree,...
Nov 24, 2015
30 Charged in Major Narcotics Traffecking Takedown Following Undercover Investigation at Nanuet Motel
Dozens of Undercover Drug Buys Lead to "Kingpin" Charges Against Career Criminals Swept Up In Large Scale Probe
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the filing of criminal charges against 30 individuals, including a Spring Valley man serving lifetime parole for attempted murder and other career criminals, following a...
Nov 04, 2015
Spring Valley Man Convicted in Stolen Wallet "Ramsom"
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Roberto Torres of 149 Lakeview Village, Spring Valley, New York was convicted this week on charges relating to the demanding of 'ransom' for a stolen wallet.
Oct 29, 2015
25 Individuals Charged with Stealing More Than $160,000 in Unemployment Benefits
Defendants Allegedly Collected Benefits While Living Abroad Rockland County District Attorney Thomas Zugibe, together with Glenn Sorge, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations ("HSI") and New York State Department of Labor Senior Investigator Robert Pearlroth, today...
Oct 21, 2015
District Attorney Zugibe: Spring Valley Woman, Two Others, Charged with Bribing Witness
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that a 39-year-old Spring Valley woman awaiting trial on burglary charges has been indicted, along with her roommate and another individual, on charges of bribing a witness in that case.
Oct 15, 2015
Conviction in Haverstraw Strangulation Murder
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the conviction of Nixon Bourguignon of 28 Forest Drive, Apartment F, Haverstraw, New York on a charge of Murder in the Second Degree a class "A" Felony, in the killing of his girlfriend, Shannon Coleman. ...
Oct 15, 2015
Haverstraw Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Child Sex Abuse
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Wilfredo Franco of 13 Lincoln Street, Haverstraw, New York was sentenced before County Court Judge Rolf M. Thorsen to ten years in state prison with ten years post release supervision for sexually abusing a young boy on numerous occasions over several years, beginning in 2006. ...
Oct 09, 2015
Nyack Woman Convicted in Violent Knife Attack
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Janice White of 4 Anna Street, Nyack, New York was convicted after a jury trial of one count of Assault in the First Degree, a class "B" Violent Felony and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a class "D" Felony. ...
Sep 21, 2015
25 Years to Life in State Prison for Spring Valley Man Convicted in Christmastime 2013 Homicide
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Juan Perez-Coira (DOB 09/07/70) of Spring Valley, New York, was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison after a bench trial that convicted him 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; one count of Attempted Rape...
Sep 01, 2015
Predicate Felon Convicted in Violent Spring Valley Arson Attack
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Wesner Pierre of 37 Alan Road, Spring Valley, New York has been convicted after a bench trial of One count of Arson in the Third Degree, a class "C" Felony, One count of Assault in the Second Degree, a class "D" Felony. One count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a class "D" Felony and One count of...
Sep 01, 2015
Spring Valley Man Convicted of Criminal Contempt
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Edwin Thezan (DOB 10/18/88) of 317 Roosevelt Avenue, Spring Valley, New York has been convicted after a jury trial of One count of Criminal Contempt in the First Degree, a class "E" Felony.
Aug 11, 2015
DA Zugibe and Clarkstown Police Chief Sullivan Announce "John" Arrests in Coordinated Prostitution Sweep
Sting Operation Aimed At Combating Supply And Demand Of Human Trafficking
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the arrests of five would-be sex buyers (or "johns") in an ongoing effort to combat the growing problem of sex trafficking. The sweep brought together the District Attorney's Office with the Town of Clarkstown Police in an aggressive crackdown on the...
Jul 28, 2015
Ramapo Rabbi and School Principal Pleads Guilty to Child Endangerment
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Gabriel Bodenheimer (DOB 04/08/43) of 3 Dunhill Lane, Monsey, New York has pled guilty to one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a Class "A" Misdemeanor. ...
Jul 22, 2015
DA Zugibe: Eighteen Charged in Countywide Drug Sweep Following Multi-Month Undercover Investigation
Scores of Undercover Drug Buys Allegedly Made, Including Oxycodone, Cocaine, Heroin
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the filing of criminal charges against 18 individuals for allegedly selling heroin, cocaine, Oxycodone and other highly addictive pharmaceuticals, as well as marijuana, in Rockland County.
Jul 10, 2015
Final Defendants Sentenced in 2014 Slaying of Clarkstown Activist
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Tanisha Joyner (DOB 05/02/88) of Laurel, Maryland and Eltia Grant (DOB 10/08/89) of Compton, California were each sentenced to time-served on misdemeanor charges as part of their cooperation agreements in the prosecution of Diana Nadell and Andrea Benson in connection with killing of Peggy Nadell in her Valley Cottage home on...
Jun 15, 2015
District Attorney Zugibe Issues Dangerous Drug Threat Alert: Potent Heroin
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe and Town of Clarkstown Police Chief Michael Sullivan today issued a dangerous drug threat alert related to several recent overdoses that have occurred throughout local communities. The overdoses are believed to be linked to an extremely potent batch of heroin currently being distributed across Rockland County that may contain fentanyl, a narcotic...
Jun 11, 2015
DA Zugibe: Eight Arrested in Lucrative Organized Crime, Gambling and Loan Sharking Operation
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the arrests of eight individuals on charges of operating a large-scale gambling and loan sharking enterprise inRocklandand Westchester counties,New York City,Long Island,PennsylvaniaandFlorida. The arrests culminate a ten-month undercover investigation into illegal loan sharking activity, as well as an illegal gambling operation...
May 12, 2015
Daughter-in-Law and Paid Accomplice Sentenced in Killing of Clarkstown Woman
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Diana Nadell (DOB 12/05/63) of 8240 SW 185th Terrace, Cutler Bay, Florida has been sentenced to 23 years to life in state prison on her March, 2015 guilty plea to one count of Murder in the First Degree, a class "A" Felony.
Apr 09, 2015
Statement by Rockland County DA Regarding an Officer Involved Shooting in Clarkstown on February 8, 2015
An independent investigation into the death of Vincent Cordaro on February 8, 2015 on North Little Tor Road in New City was completed by the Office of the Rockland County District Attorney. This office conducted interviews of all relevant witnesses and reviewed exhibits. The evidence was, thereafter, presented to a Rockland County Grand Jury over a period of three days. ...
Mar 30, 2015
Seventeen Charged in White Plains Federal Court with Massive Oxycodone & Heroin Conspiracies in and Around Rockland County
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Thomas Zugibe, Rockland County District Attorney, James Hunt, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA"), and Ed Day, Rockland County Executive, announced the unsealing of an Indictment charging 17 defendants with conspiring to distribute oxycodone and heroin in and...
Mar 23, 2015
Haverstraw Man Charged in Unemployment Benefits Scam
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the arrest of Ramon Delacruz of 41 Rela Avenue, Haverstraw, New York on a charge of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class "C" Felony.
Mar 16, 2015
Spring Valley High School Student Indicted on Attempted Murder Charges
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Christopher Bermeo of 6 Maxine Court, Spring Valley, New York was indicted on one count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a class "B" Felony, one count of Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a class "C" Felony and one count of Assault in the Second Degree, a class "D" Felony, in the stabbing of a fellow student...
Mar 06, 2015
Daughter-in-Law Pleads Guilty in Clarkstown Murder and Attempt to Take out Witnesses
Faces a sentence of 23 years to life in prison
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Diana Nadell (DOB 12/05/63) of 8240 SW 185th Terrace, Cutler Bay, Florida pleaded guilty to one count of Murder in the First Degree, a class "A-1" Felony; one count of Attempted Tampering with a Witness in the First Degree related to the killing of...
Feb 24, 2015
Orange County Man Convicted in Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Patrick Crowe of 206 Cottage Street, Middletown, New York has been found guilty following a jury trial of one count of Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child, a class "A" Felony, one Course of Sexual Conduct Against a Child in the First Degree, a class "B" Felony and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a...
Feb 24, 2015
Rockland Repeat Felon Found Guilty in Palisades Center Grand Larceny Case
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Keith Mulligan of 229 Route 202, Pomona, New York has been found guilty following a jury trial of one count of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a class "E" Felony and one count of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree, a class "E" Felony. ...
Feb 11, 2015
22 Charged in Major Drug Sweep Following Undercover Investigation
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the filing of criminal charges against 22 alleged drug peddlers for selling heroin, prescription drugs, cocaine and marijuana to undercover police officers during anti-drug initiatives throughout Rockland County.
Feb 09, 2015
Orange County Man Convicted in Palisades Center Knifepoint Robbery
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Devon Thomas of 16 Patricia Road, Middletown, New York has been convicted of one Count of Robbery in the Third Degree, a class "D" Felony.
Feb 09, 2015
Rockland County Legislator Pleads Guilty to Filing Forged Petitions
Conditions Of Plea Agreement Include Resignation From Legislature
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the guilty plea of Frank Sparaco of17 Louis Avenue, Valley Cottage,New York, for falsifying political petitions.
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