A former Westchester County basketball coach has admitted in court that he committed sex acts against three grade-school girls.
Nelson Acevedo was arraigned Tuesday on rape and sexual abuse charges, Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore said.
English Thomas of Uniondale was sentenced Monday for his conviction on murder and other charges. Sandra Hackley was killed in April 2010 at her Yonkers home.
Cuomo said lawyer Daniel Horwitz, a former assistant district attorney in Manhattan, will take over from Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore as head of the Joint Commission on Public Ethics.
Silvio Raul Illescas was arraigned on 28 charges including predatory sexual assault, attempted murder, rape, unlawful imprisonment, robbery and other charges.
The Westchester County district attorney says Kujtim Nicaj of Rye was sentenced Tuesday to 6 1/2 years behind bars.
Beatrice Camper, 60, and her boyfriend John Murray, 60, were remanded to the Westchester County Jail. The two are accused of murdering Terry Camper for his insurance money.
An investigation has determined that no criminal charges are warranted in the death of 16-year-old Corey Foster who was restrained at a school for troubled children.
A flap over welfare payments to a live-in employee had a suburban prosecutor playing defense on Tuesday night. It’s an alleged dirty deal involving Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore, who said that the charge is a political smear attempt.
A grand jury found no reasonable cause to vote for an indictment in the Nov. 16 killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, Westchester County prosecutors said.
Convicted and imprisoned of a rape and murder he didn’t commit, Jeffrey Deskovic is using $1.5 million from his $6.5 million settlement award from Westchester County to start his own foundation help others who were in his situation.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a statewide initiative aimed at curtailing gun violence on Saturday.
The manslaughter sentence came after 31-year-old James Pileggi wept throughout an apology to the victim’s family.
The Westchester County D.A. says Loronda Murphy and her partner Scott Forcino, ran a mortage closing company called Settle One Corporation that was really a home mortage fraud Ponzi scheme.
For allegedly stealing overdue fines from the three branches of the Yonkers Public Library, 53-year-old Margo Reed has been charged with grand larceny, falsifying business records, and tax evasion.