PAWLING RESIDENT CONVICTED OF STEALING $160,000 FROM CEMETERY

CARMEL, NEW YORK – June 26, 2018: Putnam County District Attorney Robert V. Tendy announced today that on June 25, 2018, Robert Bauer, of Pawling, NY, was convicted after a jury trial of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, and two counts of Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree.

As proven at trial, from approximately mid-2010 to mid-2015, Bauer submitted invoices to the Raymond Hill Cemetery, located in Carmel, NY for work he allegedly performed and materials he allegedly purchased on the cemetery’s behalf. Bauer was the Superintendent of Raymond Hill. He was reimbursed by the cemetery based on the invoices he submitted. However, Bauer did not actually perform the work or purchase the materials, and invoices he submitted were either wholly false or grossly inflated. Additionally, in at least one case, Bauer submitted a forged document which he claimed was an actual invoice from a vendor in support of his claim for reimbursement. In total, Bauer stole more than $160,000 from the cemetery as a result of this scheme.

Bauer is scheduled to be sentenced by County Court Judge Larry Schwartz on September 21, 2018. Bauer faces a maximum sentence of 5 to 15 years’ incarceration in state prison.

D.A. Tendy would like to thank the members of the jury for their careful consideration of the evidence in this case. He would also like to thank the New York State Police and the New York Department of State, Division of Cemeteries for their assistance in the investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Larry Glasser with significant assistance from Investigator Michael Benvie.

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CONVICTION: ATTEMPTED ASSAULT FIRST DEGREE

CARMEL, NEW YORK – June 6, 2018: Putnam County District Attorney announced today the conviction Manuel Estabon. Estabon pled guilty on June 1, 2018 to Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a class C felony.
On February 11, 2018 the defendant entered a taxi and asked to be taken to La Frontera restaurant in Brewster. While driving along Route 22, at approximately 2:45 am, the defendant leaned over from the back seat and began to slash at the cab driver’s neck with a knife. Miraculously, the victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated and released at Putnam Hospital.
The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on August 1, 2018 to a period of five years state prison and five years post release supervision. The defendant currently has an Immigration and Customs Enforcement hold due to his status as an illegal immigrant. He will be deported following his prison sentence.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Melissa Lynch.

CONNECTICUT RESIDENT SENTENCED TO 14 YEARS IN SOUTHEAST BURGLARY

CARMEL, NEW YORK – April 25, 2018: Putnam County District Attorney Robert V. Tendy announced today that 29 year old Connecticut resident Anthony Magliocco was sentenced today to 14 years state prison for the crime of Burglary in the First Degree and 1 1/3 – 4 years for the crime of Bail Jumping in the Second Degree. The sentences are to be served consecutively with 5 years post release supervision. The sentence comes after a guilty verdict at trial this past March.

On August 28, 2014 the defendant arrived unannounced at the victim’s home in the Town Of Southeast, entered without warning, and immediately attacked his victim, declaring that he had come to kill her. During the attack the defendant forcefully prevented a witness from calling 911 but fled the scene once the victim herself was able to dial 911. State Police responded to the scene and immediately reached out to the Newtown Connecticut Police for assistance in apprehending the defendant.

During the proceedings the defendant failed to appear in Court and instead boarded a flight from JFK airport and fled to Russia. He was apprehended on an arrest warrant almost one year later when he returned from Russia to Los Angeles.

The case was prosecuted by Chief Assistant District Attorney Chana Krauss. Involved law enforcement agencies were the New York State Police, Newtown Police, FBI, and members from the US Customs and Border Protection.

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CONNECTICUT RESIDENT CONVICTED OF SOUTHEAST BURGLARY

CARMEL, NEW YORK – March 20, 2018: Putnam County District Attorney Robert V.
Tendy announced today the conviction after trial of 29 year old Connecticut resident
Anthony Magliocco for the crimes of Burglary in the First Degree and Bail Jumping in the
Second Degree.

On August 28, 2014 the defendant arrived unannounced at the victim’s home in the Town
Of Southeast, entered without warning, and immediately attacked his victim, declaring that
he had come to kill her. During the attack the defendant forcefully prevented a witness from
calling 911 but fled the scene once the victim herself was able to call 911. State Police
responded to the scene and immediately reached out to the Newtown Connecticut Police
for assistance in apprehending the defendant.

During the proceedings the defendant failed to appear in Court and instead boarded a flight
from JFK airport to Russia. He was apprehended on an arrest warrant almost one year later
when he returned from Russia to Los Angeles.

A Putnam County Jury returned a verdict of guilty on Thursday March 15, 2018. DA Tendy
would like to thank the Jury for their careful attention during the trial which took place while
the County suffered power outages from the recent storms. Magliocco is being held without
bail while awaiting sentence scheduled for April 25, 2018.

The case was prosecuted by Chief Assistant District Attorney Chana Krauss who would like
to thank New York State Police, Newtown Police, FBI, and members from the US Customs
and Boarder Protection for their assistance.

PUTNAM DA ANNOUNCES CONVICTION FOR ASSAULT AND ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD

CARMEL, NEW YORK – February 1, 2018: District Attorney Robert Tendy
announced today the conviction after a trial by jury of Anthony J. Scarfone
for Assault in the Third Degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

On August 15, 2016 Scarfone attacked his girlfriend in their mutual residence
in the presence of their 15 month old child.

The victim suffered bruising to her neck as well as shoulder and cervical
strains. The child was not physically harmed. DA Tendy stated, “I want to
sincerely thank this woman for having the courage to come forward and to
stay the course despite numerous delays during the pendency of this case.
We will not tolerate domestic violence in our community and we encourage
everyone to speak up about it. No one should be a victim of domestic
violence, and we will do all we can to prevent it or hold accountable those
who commit it.”

The jury of three men and three women deliberated for three hours before
reaching a verdict. The case was tried in The Town of Putnam Valley Justice
Court by Assistant District Attorney Patricia Rau and assisted by Assistant
District Attorney Melissa Lynch. Sentencing by Judge Louis DiCarlo is
scheduled for April 5 in Putnam Valley Justice Court.

PUTNAM DA ANNOUNCES CONVICTION FOR ASSAULT AND ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD

PUTNAM DA PARTNERS WITH NYS TROOPERS

CARMEL, NEW YORK – January 19, 2018: Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy announced today
that his office has used asset forfeiture money to purchase state of the art computer equipment for the New York State
Troopers Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Troop K. The equipment will allow processing and analyzing of massive
electronic data records in connection with police investigations and will provide remote access to law enforcement
databases.

“I’ve encouraged law enforcement agencies to give us a list of items that will fill a serious need for some of the
investigative initiatives they are involved in, and we’ve been happy to purchase a lot of equipment for a number of
agencies,” Tendy said. “This Microsoft Pro and the accompanying equipment will be a great assistance to the New York
State Troopers. It will exponentially speed up and organize many aspects of their investigations. It’s a great tool, and
I’m really happy to help out.”

Captain John Ryan and Lieutenant Scott Hurley of the Troop K BCI were on hand to accept the computer. “This model
is more advanced and much faster than what we have been using for some complex databases. It is going to be
extremely helpful to us,” Ryan said.

Tendy added, “This is why asset forfeiture is so important. We forfeit the proceeds of crimes and use them to fight
other crimes. Any time we get a chance to help out, we will.”

The equipment will be put to use immediately.

PUTNAM DA PARTNERS WITH NYS TROOPERS

PUTNAM DA KEEPS KENT POLICE OFFICERS SAFER WITH THE PURCHASE OF NEW BODY ARMOR VESTS

CARMEL, NEW YORK – October 5, 2017: Putnam County District Attorney Robert Tendy announced today that he has used money from the District Attorney Asset Forfeiture funds and Safe Street Grant funds to purchase five body armor vests for the Town of Kent Police Department.

Tendy said that “over the past year, various law enforcement agencies have contacted my office and have put in requests for equipment to help in their assignments. Chief Alex DiVernieri contacted my office and said that he could really use these vests—they are so important and can save lives. I agreed right away.”

Chief DeVernieri stated that “the safety of our officers is paramount. I want to thank DA Tendy for purchasing these vests for our officers and providing them with the tools they need to stay safe.”

In the past year, Tendy has used grants and asset forfeiture funds to provide simulator training pistols, body armor vests, and electronic devices to law enforcement agencies working in and for Putnam. “That’s what the money is for, to help the deputies, police officers, and troopers do their job safely and effectively,” Tendy said. “We are going to do a lot more of it. Anything we can do to help, we will do it.”

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Anthony Grigoroff Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Garrison Garage Murder

Carmel, N.Y. – District Attorney Robert Tendy announced today that Anthony Grigoroff was sentenced in Putnam County Court by the Hon. Edward McLoughlin to the maximum sentence of 25 years to life for the murder of John Marcinak. Marcinak was shot and killed at his place of business, the Garrison Garage, when he interrupted a burglary on the afternoon of December 31, 2008. Grigoroff acted as a lookout and getaway driver. He had previously been found guilty in 2010, but in 2015 that conviction was overturned. He was again convicted on August 8 after a two week trial.

Tendy, who personally tried the case along with Assistant District Attorney Melissa Lynch, asked the judge to sentence Grigoroff to the maximum. “Let no one have any illusions that the Defendant isn’t guilty,” Tendy said in his statement prior to sentencing. “He gave great detail in his confession as to what occurred during the burglary and shooting, and that’s because he was there when it happened. No one could have had such knowledge of the crime scene and what occurred there unless he was personally present.”

Tendy also discussed the defendant’s trial testimony. Grigoroff claimed during the trial that Putnam County Sheriff’s Department investigators forced him to confess to a crime he didn’t commit. “I find this reprehensible,” Tendy said. “In fact, the exact opposite happened. The members of the Sheriff’s Department were very

careful to do everything properly and took great pains to make sure the defendant’s rights were not violated. The investigators did a great job and are to be commended.”

Friends and relatives of John Marcinak were also present. Tendy told the court that “John Marcinak was by all accounts a decent, caring, giving, loving father and friendly, decent, caring, and giving member of his community.”

Grigoroff sat silent during the sentence proceedings, and when asked by the judge if he wanted to say anything before sentencing, tersely answered “no.”

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Burglar Sent to State Prison

CARMEL, NEW YORK – Putnam County District Attorney Robert V. Tendy announced today the conviction of William J. Gambichler, 24, of Southeast, New York, of Burglary in the Third Degree, a class D felony. The defendant pleaded guilty on June 13, 2017 and was sentenced by the Honorable James Reitz on September 5, 2017 to a term of 2-4 years in state prison.

At approximately 9:50 AM on March 18, 2017, an alert employee at a nearby business observed a vehicle drive up to the closed Brady Stannard car dealership located at 1015 Route 22 in Southeast. The witness observed the defendant exit the vehicle, walk behind the dealership, and return a few minutes later carrying a plastic bag. Knowing that the dealership was closed, the witness immediately called the police.

Gambichler, a previously convicted felon, confessed to members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office that he had in fact broken into the dealership. A search of the immediate area resulted in the recovery of the stolen cash register. Forensic analysis later revealed Gambichler’s fingerprints on the cash register.

District Attorney Robert Tendy would like to thank the diligent eyewitness who called the police after observing the suspicious activity. “If you see something, say something, so together we can continue to keep Putnam County Safe “.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Larry Glasser.

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2 ½ to 5 Year Sentence For Illegal Firearms Possession

CARMEL, NEW YORK – District Attorney Robert V. Tendy announced the conviction of 36 year old Bronx resident Anthony Savarese for the crime of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a class D Felony Offense.

Savarese, who has a criminal history including a felony conviction for Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, was driving on the Taconic State Parkway when he crashed his vehicle on the shoulder of the roadway. The quick response to the single car crash by New York State Police led to the recovery of an illegal loaded .38 special revolver the defendant kept in the center console of his Porsche.

Savarese left the scene but was spotted a short distance away where he admitted fleeing the crashed vehicle and leaving the loaded firearm behind. ADA Joseph Charbonneau’s aggressive prosecution of the Predicate Felon resulted in his conviction and a sentence of 2 ½ to 5 years in State Prison and forfeiture of 30,000 dollars.

“ADA Charbonneau did a great job prosecuting this case. Illegal firearms in the hands of felons are extremely dangerous,” Tendy said. “I am grateful that the New York State Police recovered the weapon before anyone was hurt. Those who unlawfully possess weapons not only put citizens in danger, but they also jeopardize the second amendment rights of law abiding citizens. It will not be tolerated.”

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