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Defendant: Lawrence Alston (DOB 09/19/68)

Aug. 30, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Lawrence Alston of New Rochelle was arraigned yesterday in New Rochelle City Court for stealing money from a bank account of the New Rochelle Tackle Football League while he was president.

Specifically, he is charged with Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D felony. He is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 26, 2019.

Background
The felony complaint alleges, Lawrence Alston helped himself to more than $20,000 from the Key Bank account of the New Rochelle Tackle Football League between Jan. 23, 2019 and June 13, 2019. The money was taken for his personal use. Key Bank notified the League when funds were overdrawn.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Gwendolyn Galef, Chief of the Investigations Division Economic Crimes Bureau. Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Marcus of the Westchester County District Attorney’s New Rochelle Branch assisted.

 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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