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May 2017

In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

May 30, 2017 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today that Christopher Schraufnagel (DOB 08/11/74), who is currently living in the State of New Jersey, was sentenced in New Castle Town Court to three years of probation with sex offender conditions after having pled guilty to:

  • two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, class “A” Misdemeanors and
  • one count of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, a class “B” Misdemeanor.

The three years of probation with sex offender conditions includes work and residency restrictions as well as sex offender treatment. Probation supervision is expected to be transferred to the State of New Jersey.

The defendant was required to surrender his New York State Teaching License.

From May 1, 2011 to June 5, 2015, the defendant, a former speech and drama teacher at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York, engaged in numerous instances of sexual assault, inappropriate sexual conduct and contact with a total of three underage students of the school.

In a previous appearance in New Castle Town Court, the defendant admitted subjecting two of the three victims to sexual contact. 

A sex offender registration hearing is scheduled for July 12, 2017.

Assistant District Attorney Mary Clark-DiRusso and Assistant District Attorney Joyce Miller of the Special Prosecutions Division prosecuted the case.

 

Christopher Schraufnagel

Christopher Schraufnagel

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Media contact:Robert Wolf
111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
White Plains, NY 10601
Tel: (914) 995-3586
Fax: (914) 995-2116

May 23, 2017 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino Jr., announced today that Juan Sumba Duchi (DOB 04/08/84) of 22 Beech Street, Greenburgh, New York was sentenced by Judge Barbara Zambelli to twelve years in state prison after being found guilty by a jury of:

  • one count of Attempted Rape in the First Degree, a class “C” Felony,
  • one count of Assault in the Second Degree, a class “D” Felony,
  • one count of Assault in the Third Degree, a class “A” Misdemeanor.

On or about Dec. 22, 2015, at approximately 10 p.m., the defendant drove his ex-girlfriend, in his vehicle to an isolated parking lot located at 228 Fisher Ave., in the City of White Plains.

Once in the parking lot, the defendant demanded that the victim have sex with him.When the victim refused and begged the defendant to take her home, the defendant became enraged and attacked her, breaking her nose and then attempting to rape her in the car. The victim fought the defendant off and managed to get out from under him escaping from the vehicle.   

The defendant then set upon the victim again, kicking and punching her while she lay on the ground. While the defendant stomped on her, he broke her collarbone. A passerby heard the victim’s screams and called 911. Two other people who were in the vicinity came to the victim’s aid and pulled the defendant off of her. The police arrived within minutes and the defendant was apprehended at the scene.  

As part of the sentence, the defendant must register as a sex offender prior to his release from prison.

Assistant District Attorney Joyce Miller of the Special Prosecutions Division prosecuted the case.

 

Juan Sumba Duchi

Juan Sumba Duchi

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Media contact:Robert Wolf
111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
White Plains, NY 10601
Tel: (914) 995-3586
Fax: (914) 995-2116

May 11, 2017 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today that Stephen DiSalvo (DOB 12/13/56) of 1552 John Anderson Drive, Ormond Beach, FL pled guilty before Judge Barry Warhit to:

  • one count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class “C” Felony.

Back in November 2015, A.T.N.M. Corp., of Briarcliff Manor, New York; Christopher C. Leggio and Christopher E. Leggio, both of Brewster, New York; and DiSalvo of Ormond Beach, Florida, were charged in Briarcliff Manor Village Court with grand larceny in the second degree and scheme to defraud for their involvement in a fraud and theft scheme centered around A.T.N.M.’s trash hauling business.

At their arraignment, the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office alleged that between 2013 and 2015, A.T.N.M. a licensed solid waste hauler in Westchester County, while owned and operated by defendants Leggio, Leggio and DiSalvo, systematically altered several hundred dump tickets so as to fraudulently reflect a higher tonnage of solid waste being transported. These false dump tickets, attached to A.T.N.M. invoices, were submitted to a solid waste hauling broker for payment.  As a result of this scam, the broker, relying on the fraudulently altered dump tickets, paid over one million dollars to the defendants.

Further investigation revealed that the charged individuals had in fact been defrauding and stealing from several of the A.T.N.M. customers since at least January 2010 and that DiSalvo has participated in falsifying, forging and altering over 3,000 dump tickets issued from at least six different weigh stations in and around Westchester County, leading to the larceny of over $2,000,000.00.

Since then, Christopher E. Leggio, 21, has pleaded guilty to scheme to defraud in the second degree and faces a maximum of one year in jail. Christopher C. Leggio, 57, has pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the first degree and faces a minimum of one to three years and  a maximum of eight-and-a-third to twenty-five years of imprisonment when he is sentenced. Christopher C. Leggio, on behalf of A.T.N.M., also pleaded guilty to grand larceny in the second degree.

The defendant remains out after posting $50,000 bail.  

In 2000, DiSalvo was convicted of grand larceny in the second degree by a jury. As a result of that conviction, DiSalvo lost his Westchester County solid waste hailing license in 2003 when he was operating A&S DiSalvo Carting, of Briarcliff Manor.

The defendant’s next court date is Aug. 16, 2017.

Because of DiSalvo’s prior conviction, he can receive a sentence of a minimum of three to six years and a maximum of seven-and-a-half to fifteen years in state prison for his plea of guilty to Grand Larceny in the Second Degree.

Assistant District Attorney Lauren Abinanti of the Investigations Division is prosecuting this case.

 

Stephen Disalvo

Stephen Disalvo

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Media contact:Robert Wolf
111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
White Plains, NY 10601
Tel: (914) 995-3586
Fax: (914) 995-2116

May 11, 2017 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today that Harry Kyreakedes (DOB 12/01/89) was arraigned on an indictment today before Judge Susan Cacace and charged with:

  • one count of Vehicular Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class “C” Felony,
  • one count of Vehicular Manslaughter in the Second Degree, a class “D” Felony,
  • one count of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated Per Se, an unclassified Misdemeanor,
  • one count of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified Misdemeanor

in the death of Issac Ward (DOB 03/12/89).

On Jan. 2, 2017, at approximately midnight, the defendant, an off-duty New Rochelle Police Officer was out drinking with friends including the victim at a bar in Dobbs Ferry. After a period of time, they drove to White Plains to frequent another bar.

Just before 3 a.m., all four men left, taking two vehicles. The victim got into the passenger seat of the defendant’s SUV. The defendant drove southbound on Mamaroneck Avenue and eventually headed back northbound at which point he crashed into a parking meter, a stop sign and into a tree in front of the CVS located at 325 Mamaroneck Avenue.

The White Plains Police and Fire Departments responded to the scene. The victim had sustained serious injuries and was unresponsive. He was given CPR at the scene and was then taken to White Plains Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The defendant was pinned in the driver’s compartment. He needed to be extricated from the vehicle. The defendant suffered extensive injuries to one of his legs.

He was taken to Westchester Medical Center. Samples of the defendant’s blood were obtained via a court order and search warrant. Analysis of those samples showed that the blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of the crash was more than .18 percent.

The defendant pled not guilty.

He remains out on $50,000 bail.

He faces up to fifteen years in state prison.

His next court date is May 23, 2017.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Julia Cornachio, Chief of the Vehicular Crimes Bureau.

 

In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Media contact:Robert Wolf
111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
White Plains, NY 10601
Tel: (914) 995-3586
Fax: (914) 995-2116

May 5, 2017 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced today that Christopher Reim (DOB 10/09/67) of 14 Benedict Place, Pelham NY was arraigned on a Felony Complaint in Pelham Town Court and charged with:

  • one count of Promoting An Obscene Sexual Performance By A Child,a class “D” Felony,
  • one count of Possessing An Obscene Sexual Performance By A Child, a class “E” Felony.

This morning investigators of the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office High Technology Crime Bureau executed a search warrant at the defendant’s home in Pelham.

The warrant was based on a CyberTipline report filed by the website Chatstep stating that a person at that location uploaded an image of child pornography to one of Chatstep’s chatrooms.

A preliminary forensic examination of the defendant’s computer devices indicated that he possessed images of sexual performances by children.

The defendant’s bail was set at $5,000 bond over $2,500 cash.

His next court date is May 11, 2017.

The Pelham Police Department assisted in today’s warrant execution and their help is appreciated.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Laura Forbes of the High Technology Crime Bureau.  

 

Christopher Reim

Christopher Reim

 

In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Media contact:Robert Wolf
111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
White Plains, NY 10601
Tel: (914) 995-3586
Fax: (914) 995-2116