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Defendant: Matthew Bonanno (DOB 03/27/72)

Sept. 10, 2019 -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced the arraignment of Matthew Bonanno of Great Neck, Long Island on a 53-count indictment for criminal possession of weapons found in Tuckahoe last month. Bonanno appeared in Westchester County Court before Judge George Fufidio.

Specifically, Bonanno is charged with:

  • 11 counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class C felony – related to assault rifles and other firearms found in his possession Aug. 12, 2019.
  • 38 counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, a class D felony – related to illegal high-capacity magazines and ammunitions found at the same time.
  • Four counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, misdemeanors, for possession of metal knuckles.

Background
The indictment handed up by a Westchester County Grand Jury alleges, on the night of Aug. 12, 2019, that Matthew Bonanno was found to illegally possess a cache of weapons and ammunition while in the Village of Tuckahoe.

Village of Tuckahoe Police responded to a call by a concerned citizen who reported seeing the defendant armed with a weapon and in possession of other weapons in his car parked outside a Tuckahoe residence.

Police arrested Matthew Bonanno outside 25 Main St., Tuckahoe. The nine seized weapons included assault rifles with high-capacity magazines and ammunition, some with adjustable stocks.

Charges against Bonanno are still pending in Nassau County.

The case is being prosecuted by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office Investigations Division Gang, Firearms and Narcotics 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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