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A Mount Vernon man,who pleaded guilty to the murders of his daughter and her babysitter, was sentenced today to two consecutive terms of 20 years to life in state prison.
51 year old Darrell Evans, who's currently doing time for a 2008 mail fraud conviction pled guilty to the murder of his daughter,Ayanna Evans and her babysitter, Lorna Williams following an argument with his wife Joan Whitfield. Both victims died of gunshot wounds.
Police arrested Evans as he exited the home where the shooting occurred. Police also recovered the murder weapon at the scene.
Prosecutors say an attorney from Yorktown, who recently moved to White Plains, is charged with Grand Larceny after allegedly stealing $360,000 from a client.
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore says 57 year old Fred E. Rosenberg originally of 2888 Hemlock Street, Yorktown Heights, and who now resides at 25 Bank Street, White Plains, has been charged with 2nd Degree Grand Larceny for moving proceeds from a client's real estate transaction being held in escrow into his own personal bank account.
Officials say the charges stem from the sale of a condominium in 2005, in which two sisters sold the condo at 414 West 51st Street in New York City. Authorities allege Rosenberg deposited the net proceeds of the sale, $360,000, into his own account and used the funds without his client's permission.
Rosenberg was released on $10,000 bond. He is due back in White Plains City Court on April 22.
As part of Westchester's involvement in the statewide tax fraud initiative known as "Project Non-Filer," prosecutors along with the State Department of Taxation and Finance have arrested four Westchester residents for repeated failure to file taxes, costing the County and State an estimated $250,000.
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore says those charged include 66 year old Andrew Summa of Port Chester with Criminal Tax Fraud and Repeated Failure to File Personal Income Tax Returns.
The Supervisor in Mount Vernon's Department of Public Works has been charged with First Degree Perjury, a felony, said Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore.
Prosecutors say on November 9, 2010, 70 year old Ganga "Rudy Persaud purjured himelf while he was giving a depositon in a civil matter against the City of Mount Vernon.
The alleged testimony came in a case involving a person who slipped and fell on the sidewalk in front of 245 Summit Avenue in Mount Vernon alleging negligence, recklessness and carelessness on the part of the city.
Officials allege that Persaud testified that he had discussed with the homeowner the cost of repairing the sidewalk and had referred a contractor to the homeowner and was subsequently paid by the homeowner for the sidewalk repairs.
DiFiore says in fact, Persaud received two checks from the homeowner, one makde out to cash in the amount of $1,650 and the second totaling $1,000 made out to Persaud.
A Garrison man has been sentenced to 2 1/3 to 7 years in state prison after he was convicted of Vehicular Homicide, Criminally Negligent Homicide, Assault,Reckless Driving and DWI.
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore says 26 year old George Kiaha of Route 9 Garrison received the sentence stemming from an incident September 4, 2009 on Route 9 in the Town of Cortlandt.
Kiaha was driving southbound on Route 9 near Susan Lane and attempted to pass two vehicles in front of him by crossing into the oncoming lane of traffic. He then struck a vehicle heading northbound head-on injuring all six occupants. One of the injured, 55 year old Ralph Wood later died of internal injuries. A blood test determined Kiaha had a blood alcohol level of .11, which is above the legal limit of .08.
The former treasurer of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association of the Yonkers Fire Department has been charged with 2nd Degree Grand Larceny after allegedly stealing nearly $100,000 from the Union's General Fund.
It's alleged that between August 1, 2007 and September 30, 2008,46 year old Kai Irwin of Candlewood Drive , who was the Secretary-Treasurer of the UFOA, stole $97,000 from the Union's General Fund.
Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore says Irwin, a Lieutenant in the Yonkers Fire Department, had signatory authority for the fund and stole the money by making counter withdrawls, debit card withdrawls and ATM withdrawls from the fund without permission or authority from the union or its membership.
The larceny and financial discrepancies were discovered when a new Secretary-Treasurer took over the position in 2010.
Irwin was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court on March 3. He faces a maximum of 15 years in state prison if found guilty.
Five people have been charged with Grand Larceny and Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument after allegedly claiming they were students at Westchester Community College in Valhalla in order to obtain student loans from JP Morgan Chase Bank.
Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore says in fact that the five were not students, nor did they ever even register for classes at the College.
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