Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon today announced that Franchesca Rivera, 16, was sentenced as an adult to four years in prison after previously pleading guilty to Attempted Robbery in the First Degree for her role in a robbery spree focused in and around Clove Lakes Park. A co-defendant, Samuel Russell, 18, was previously sentenced to four years prison after pleading guilty to Attempted Robbery in the First Degree. Additionally, a 14-year-old male who was charged as a juvenile offender also previously pleaded guilty to Robbery in the First Degree for his role in the offense.
Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon and Department of Investigation (DOI) Commissioner Mark G. Peters today announced that Gaspare Santoro and Paul Santoro each pleaded guilty to a felony count of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the first degree for filing false asbestos reports in relation to the demolition of Mt. Manresa. Under the plea agreement, Gaspare Santoro will surrender his engineering and asbestos inspector and asbestos investigator licenses and Paul Santoro will surrender his asbestos inspector and asbestos investigator licenses. Neither can new work in those fields as of today. If they do not comply, the Santoros face one and a third to four years in prison. The plea was taken in Richmond County Supreme Court before Judge William E. Garnett.