Sep 16, 2016
Town of Ramapo Chief Building Inspector Faces Corruption Charges: Counts Include Grand Larceny, Tampering with Public Records, Official Misconduct
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the filing of criminal charges against the Town of Ramapo Director of Building, Planning and Zoning for allegedly stealing over $100,000 in a yearlong scheme to falsify building permit applications as result of an investigation by the Rockland County District Attorney's Special Investigation Unit.
Aug 29, 2016
Rockland County Highway Department Foreman Accused of Selling Cocaine While on the Job
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the arrest of Bernard Hughes III, 56 of 4 Trachtenberg Court, West Nyack, New York on one count of Conspiracy in the Fourth Degree, a class "D" Felony.
Aug 11, 2016
Spring Valley Man Convicted in Fatal Palisades Parkway Crash
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Phylip Derival, 26 of 4 North Eckerson Road, Spring Valley, New York was convicted after a bench trial of One Count of Criminally Negligent Homicide, a class "E" Felony relating to the killing of 26-year-old Justin Goings.
Aug 05, 2016
Westchester Home Improvement Contractor Arrested for Stealing over $26K from Stony Point Resident
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Michael Scoca (DOB 01/18/65) of 222 Centre Avenue, Unit 6J, New Rochelle, New York has been charged with one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class "D" Felony. ...
Aug 03, 2016
Bergen County Contractor Charged in Wage Violations Scheme
D.A. Zugibe: Defendant Failed To Pay Employees Prevailing Wages On Several County Projects Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the filing of criminal charges against Christopher Greco (DOB 07/07/65) of 260 East Crescent Avenue, Mahwah, New Jersey for allegedly defrauding nine employees out of more than $82,000 by failing to pay the mandatory...
Jul 13, 2016
Spring Valley Teenager Charged with Strong Arm Robbery and Murder
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Jiwan Coleman of 31 Seabring Street, Spring Valley, New York has been arraigned on a three count indictment charging him with One count of Murder in the Second Degree, a class "A" Felony (intentional); One count of Murder in the Second Degree, a class "A" Felony and One count of Robbery in the First Degree, a class "B"...
Jun 30, 2016
Haverstraw Man Convicted in Palisades Center Police Attack
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that a jury found Daniel McCormack of 12 Third Street, Haverstraw, New York, guilty of One count of Assault in the Second Degree, a class "D" violent Felony and One count of Obstructing Governmental Administration, a class "A" Misdemeanor relating to a violent altercation with police and paramedics.
Jun 20, 2016
DA Zugibe: Felony Convictions in Rockland County Drug Task Force Wiretap Case
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that a jury found Aaron Parker and Patricia Mortel, both of 220 Kearsing Parkway, Monsey, New York, guilty of trafficking a large quantity of powdered cocaine into the community.
Jun 09, 2016
District Attorney Zugibe: Two Rockland County Men Indicted in Fraud Scheme Against Banks with Altered Money Orders
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe, together with Angel M. Melendez, Special Agent in Charge of ICE- Homeland Security Investigations in New York, today announced the indictments of Lawrence Lazard (DOB 07/06/87) of 229 Route 202, Apt. 3N, Haverstraw, New York and Fabrice Stinfil (DOB 08/31/95) of 5 George St., Apt.9, Spring Valley, New York for their roles in the theft of...
May 23, 2016
Indictments Handed Up Against Spring Valley Chief Building Inspector, Ramapo Businessman
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that an 18-count indictment has been handed up against Walter Booker (DOB 01/04/62) of 15 Bird Place, Spring Valley, New Yorkcharging him with Three counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, class "D" Felonies, Three counts of Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree , class "E" Felonies, Three counts of Issuing a False...
May 17, 2016
Rockland County Youth Football Coarch Pleads Guilty in Connection with Undercover Heroin Trafficking Probe
District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the guilty plea of a Rockland County Pop Warner youth football coach, Theodore Holmes (DOB 07/20/65) of 29 Riverdale Road, Apartment 29, Middletown, New York. Holmes pled guilty to One count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a class "B" Felony.
May 10, 2016
DA Zugibe: Pearl River Grandparents Charged with Prescription Drug Trafficking
More Than 1,900 Pills Seized from Married Couple's Residence and Vehicle
Shutting down a large-scale drug operation, Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the filing of criminal charges against a Pearl River couple for illegally obtaining and selling thousands of pills of prescription narcotics, including OxyContin and Xanax.
Apr 14, 2016
Ramapo Town Supervisor & Former Executive Director of Ramapo Local Development Corporation Charged with Securities Fraud in Connection with Ramapo Municipal Bonds
Believed to Be First Municipal Bond-Related Criminal Securities Fraud Charges Ever Brought Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Diego Rodriguez, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI"), Andrew J. Ceresney, Director of the Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement...
Apr 07, 2016
Success of District Attorney Zugibe's Public Safety Model Receives National Recognition
NEW CITY, NY -- In 2010 Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe's approach to public safety drew the attention of the Department of Justice as an interesting and innovative way to create and coordinate the efforts of the prosecutors office, the police and the community in their quest for saftey and Justice. DOJ's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) initiated a study of...
Mar 03, 2016
District Attorney Zugibe: Ramapo Town Councilman Arrested
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the arrest of Shmuel Tress, a/k/a/ Samuel Tress, of 221 Kearsing Parkway, Monsey, New York on charges relating to financial conflict of interest.
Feb 29, 2016
District Attorney Zugibe: Eight Arrested for Dealing Heroin, Cocaine, Prescription Drugs Following Undercover Investigation
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the filing of criminal charges against eight individuals for allegedly selling heroin, cocaine and highly-addictive prescription drugs at locations in Clarkstown, Orangetown and the Village of Suffern. ...
Feb 29, 2016
District Attorney Zugibe: Five Arrested for Faking Community Service Letters of Completion
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the arrests of five individuals for allegedly submitting letters falsely stating that community service conditions had been satisfactorily met. The forged documents were presented to the Clarkstown Justice Court claiming to be authored by organizations for which the defendants had ostensibly performed court-ordered community...
Feb 08, 2016
Haverstraw Man Convicted in Violent Burglary
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced that Dillon Ortiz (DOB 04/09/95) of 60 Coolidge Street, Haverstraw, New York was convicted on February 3, 2015 after a jury trial of One count of Burglary in the First Degree, a class "B" violent Felony and One count of Burglary in the Second Degree, a class "C" violent Felony.
Feb 05, 2016
Sentence in Haverstraw Strangulation Murder
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the sentence of Nixon Bourguignon (DOB 03/13/77) 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.
Jan 26, 2016
District Attorney Zugibe Announces Arrest of Village of Spring Valley Building Inspector
Rockland County District Attorney Thomas P. Zugibe today announced the arrest of Walter Booker of 15 Bird Place, Spring Valley, New York on a variety of felony charges, including falsifying a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) for a village homeowner. ...