January 11, 2018 D.A. McMahon, NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill, Borough President James Oddo Announce Projected 26% Decrease in Overdose Death Rate on Staten Island for 2017 Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon, NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill, and Borough President James Oddo today announced that there were 30 fewer deaths from drug overdoses on Staten Island in 2017 – a reduction of approximately 26% when compared to data from the previous year, according to preliminary information compiled through RCDA and NYPD’s Overdose Response Initiative. Final numbers are subject to change pending the results of toxicology reports. In 2016, there were a total of 116 overdose deaths compared to 86 suspected deaths in 2017. Additionally, there were 286 lives saved using the overdose reversal medication Naloxone in 2017.
January 5, 2018 D.A. McMahon and NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill: Employee Indicted for Selling Pills Out of Top Tomato Store Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon and NYPD Commissioner James P. O’Neill today announced the arrest and indictment of JOSEPH MILLAZO for selling pills out of a Top Tomato store on Staten Island where he worked. Two additional defendants, DANIEL CRISALLI, a former employee of the store, and an associate, SAM LANGONE, were also indicted for drug sales at separate locations. A search warrant execution at one of the defendant’s homes also yielded quantities of heroin.
January 2, 2018 D.A. McMahon and State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli: President of Staten Island Special Needs Pre-School and Wife Indicted for Stealing Approximately $771,000 in Public Funds Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon and State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli today announced that DENNIS MOSESMAN and ELSIE MOSESMAN have been indicted on charges including Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class C Felony, Grand Larceny in the Third Degree, a class D Felony, and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree for stealing approximately $771,000 in public funds by falsifying business records for The Gingerbread Learning Center, Inc., a pre-school serving special needs children aged three through five years on Staten Island. Throughout the course of the scheme, the defendants diverted public funds to purchase personal items including; landscaping for their home, car and insurance payments for their vehicles, flowers and other gifts for relatives, cell phone payments, personal purchases at Costco, life insurance, and also created a more than $100,000 no-show job for defendant ELSIE MOSESMAN.