As the federal government releases its first batches of aid for recovery from superstorm Sandy, Shaun Donovan, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, has been visiting some of the areas hardest hit.
Volunteers headed out Saturday to clean beaches around New York and New Jersey, in an effort to help communities recover and rebuild in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
It’s a casualty that could take years to rebuild. Long Island’s shoreline was battered and parts of it are in ruin. New York State Parks Deputy Regional Director George Gorman was there when 20-foot waves crashed over the boardwalk.
Superstorm Sandy has substantially damaged historic Jones Beach State Park and swamped a beach at nearby Robert Moses State Park deep under roiling seawater.
Jonathan Roth, who is facing felony charges and prison time, is now telling a far different story from the one he told authorities on July 28, when he reported seeing his father disappear.
There is no swimming at many of Long Island’s beaches due to a storm hundreds of miles away.
Nassau County prosecutors say Raymond Roth is accused of contacting his estranged wife by telephone on Wednesday night. She has an order of protection.
Raymond Roth faces charges of insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and falsely reporting an incident.
Jonathan Roth had a brief court appearance Tuesday. He has pleaded not guilty to insurance fraud, conspiracy and falsely reporting an incident.
Jonathan Roth pleaded not guilty to insurance fraud, conspiracy and falsely reporting an incident on Tuesday. A judge set bail at $10,000 bond or $5,000 cash.
The 47-year-old is suspected of concocting an elaborate scheme to fake his own death with the help of his 22-year-old son, Jonathan Roth, who is already behind bars and charged with insurance fraud.
Jonathan Roth pleaded not guilty to insurance fraud, conspiracy and falsely reporting an incident charges on Tuesday.
Raymond Roth was first reported missing on July 28 by his 22-year-old son who told police his 47-year-old dad went for a swim beyond the lifeguard zone and never came back.
At a news conference Friday, Evana Roth said she was planning her husband Raymond Roth’s funeral when she stumbled across a suspicious chain of emails between Roth and his son, allegedly detailing plans for Roth to fake his own death and disappear.
Raymond Roth, 47, had been missing since the weekend. His family told authorities they last saw Roth go into the ocean at Jones Beach around 3:30 p.m. Saturday near Field 6.