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Mafia underboss Steven Crea sentenced to life in prison

Steven Crea is the last of 18 Luchese “made men” and associates, including six other Westchester residents, to be sentenced for murder, attempted murders, numerous assaults, drug trafficking, extortion, loansharking, defrauding a hospital, operating illegal gambling businesses and other endeavors.

Convenience store worker fined $706,000 in foreign currency trading scheme

Eyal Alper “cheated and defrauded” investors, according to the judge's order, by “willfully and recklessly misappropriating customers’ funds.”

Prison sentence for $2M Westchester fraud marks former Stamford CPA’s fall...

“He deliberately chose to use his intelligence, education and career success to exploit, manipulate and defraud,” a prosecutor wrote in a sentencing memo.

Hudson Valley investment manager gets 22 months in prison for securities...

“His desire to provide for his family, coupled with his unique background and characteristics, led Mr. Roberson to engage in fraudulent behavior,” his attorneys said in a sentencing memorandum.

Lewisboro judge Marc Seedorf admits $160,000 tax evasion

Seedorf evaded paying taxes “largely by failing to file personal income tax returns, ignoring the IRS’ repeated requests for documents and records, and taking steps to conceal the existence of … assets.”

White Plains Reich Brothers receives $3.2M award on broken lease

The judge ordered U.S. Crossings to return the equipment, valued at about $2 million, and refrain from “dismantling, removing, concealing, using, hiding, selling” it.

Judge says AMEC and Teamsters must arbitrate driver dispute at Edge-on-Hudson...

The union grievance, the judge said in a July 30 opinion, seems to be exactly the type of dispute the parties agreed to arbitrate.

Accused embezzler Rocco Romeo ordered to pay former employer $1.1M

Budd Larner law firm accused Rocco Romeo and Jacqueline Galler of racketeering. Federal law enforcement charged them criminally with money laundering and wire fraud.

Stamford accountant pleads guilty to $2M Westchester fraud

Steven Henning produced phony licensing and escrow agreements, purportedly from automobile manufacturers, to dupe his prey into investing.

Pension scheme costs Newburgh lawyer his livelihood

A state appeals court has disbarred Michael J. Vatter over a federal wire fraud conviction for taking $95,000 in pension benefits.

Pelham loses constitutional challenge on wireless equipment

The Pelham Board of Trustees had granted ExteNet a special permit and a right-of-way agreement to fill dead spots in T-Mobile’s cellular service.

Feds and law firm accuse IT officer of stealing $900,000

They incorporated a shell company and set up Paypal, WePay and bank accounts, according to an arrest warrant affidavit by an FBI agent, using variations of the name Seventech.

Former fugitive Albert Golant ordered to pay Westchester Export Capital $7.2M...

The auto export business can be quite lucrative. A BMW X5 SUV that sells for $103,000 in the U.S., can fetch $330,000 in China.

Judge dismisses Mount Kisco radium contamination lawsuit

BankUnited of Miami Lakes, Florida, sued Merritt Environmental Consulting Corp. and Lender Consulting Services Inc. for professional malpractice, negligence and breach of contract.

Convicted White Plains bankruptcy schemer accused of more dubious filings

After a four-and-half-year hiatus while dealing with the criminal charges, Armando Pons allegedly resumed filing questionable bankruptcy petitions.