County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Lorraine Lopez (DOB
in connection with the
Between November 7th, 2011 and January 17th, 2012, the defendant, who at the time of the larceny had come out of retirement as a Special Assistant to then Mayor Philip Amicone, to take on the task of running the City’s annual charity Turkey Drive.
The major contributors to the 2011
drive were the management and employees of Yonkers Contracting Corporation Inc.,
a construction and engineering firm located in the City of
The defendant received approximately $5,600 in donations from Yonkers Contracting for the express purpose of purchasing ingredients for Thanksgiving dinners that in turn would be given to various charities.
The defendant cashed the donation checks that were received through the Yonkers Parking Violations Bureau.
The larceny came to light when
Yonkers Contracting contacted City Hall after
When no record of any purchases or disbursements could be located, the Office of Inspector General was contacted and an investigation was initiated.
The defendant was arrested by the Yonkers Police.
Sentencing will be on
Restitution in the amount of $5,628 was paid in full at the time of the guilty plea.
The defendant faces a maximum of seven years in state prison.
Assistant District Attorney Brian Conway, Deputy Chief of the Public Integrity Bureau, is prosecuting the case.