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March 29, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that a former Yonkers police officer was sentenced on grand larceny, scheme to defraud, and criminal tax fraud charges.

Mario Sasso of Haverstraw in Rockland County was sentenced before Westchester County Court Judge Barry Warhit Thursday (March 28, 2019) to four concurrent terms of one to three years in state prison for the following:

  • Two counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, class C felonies
  • Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, a class E felony
  • Criminal Tax Fraud in the Third Degree, a class D felony

Three Judgments and Orders of Restitution were signed by the court for a total of $339,812.00.

Sasso pleaded guilty to these charges in October 2018. 

Background:

Between December 2012 and May 2014, Mario Sasso stole over $300,000 from two Greenburgh doctors--approximately $196,535 from one victim and $126,513 from the other--by fraudulently claiming the funds would be used for financial investments in real estate properties in Yonkers and the Bronx. Instead the defendant diverted the money for his personal use.

Sasso also failed to remit over $10,000 in taxes to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance on the money he stole for the taxable year 2013.

The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office worked in cooperation with the Greenburgh Police Department on the investigation, as well as the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

Assistant District Attorney Berit Huseby of the Investigations Division Public Integrity Bureau prosecuted the case.

Mario Sasso

Mario Sasso

 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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