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A Chappaqua couple is facing First Degree Grand Larceny charges in connection with an elaborate six year scheme in which they allegedly defrauded a noted pianist and composer of at least six million dollars by fabricating various security threats and scenarios to bilk him out of the money.
Westchester D.A. Janet DiFiore says between August 2004 and October 2010, 39 year old Helga Invarsdottir of Hollow Oak Road, Chappaqua and 36 year old Vickram Bedi of the same address, allegedly extorted money from the unidentified victim through their company, Datalink Computer Services. The victim was described by officials as both a noted pianist and composer who is also the great-grandson and great grand-nephew of the two brothers who founded Schlumberger Ltd, a multi-national oilfield servcies company with headquarters in Houston, Texas and with offices in Paris,France and the Hague.
Powerful Summer storms wreaked havoc Tuesday across Northern Westchester County.
Thousands of NYSEG customers in the communities of Bedford, Bedford Hills, Cross River, Goldens Bridge, Katonah, Pound Ridge and North Salem remain without power as of midnight after thunderstorms and gusty winds took down trees and power lines, forcing many local roadways to close. There was even a report of a tree falling on a house in Bedford, but no injuries were reported. Several cars sustained severe damage after large trees toppled onto them at the Katonah train station.
Westchester County Congresswoman Nita Lowey isn't exactly welcoming Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to the Big Apple this week with open arms. Ahmadinejad will be in New York City for a United Nations Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference. Said Lowey, "New Yorkers are proud to be home to the United Nations, which entails the unpleasant task of hosting some of the world's most loathesome dictators.
Westchester State Assemblyman Robert Castelli said today that a fourth round of budget "extender" bills for the period of April 26 to May 1 has been proposed by Governor David Paterson. that will allow hundreds of State and Federal transportation projects to proceed.
Former President and Chappaqua resident Bill Clinton has left a Manhattan hospital where he underwent a heart procedure. He was taken to NY Presbyterian Hospital in NYC yesterday where doctors say he underwent a procedure to place two stents in a coronary aertery.
Police discovered the skeletal remains of a 78 year old woman in her Chappaqua home, apparently six months after she died. Officials say they were called to the home of Jane Wild at 406 Bedford Road (rt 117) after her lawyer contacted them when he was unable to reach her for the past two months. The Westchester County Medical Examiner's Office believes Wild died in her home, where she was found, in a second floor bathroom.
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