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  • August 2, 2016
  • D.A. McMahon: Staten Island Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Double Murder
  • Staten Island District Attorney Michael E. McMahon today announced that ERIC BELLUCCI was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after previously being convicted of two counts of Murder in the First Degree for killing his parents, Arthur Bellucci and Marian Bellucci.
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  • August 3, 2016
  • D.A. McMahon Names Veteran Prosecutor as Deputy Bureau Chief of Special Victims Bureau, Announces Promotions and New ADAs
  • Staten Island District Attorney Michael E. McMahon today announced that he has named Assistant District Attorney Ann Thompson to serve as Deputy Bureau Chief of the Special Victims Bureau. Additionally, to better serve the people of Staten Island, D.A. McMahon has hired six new ADAs, including four native Staten Islanders.
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  • August 17, 2016
  • D.A. McMahon: Three Teens Indicted for Robbery Spree on Staten Island
  • Staten Island District Attorney Michael E. McMahon today announced that FRANCHESA RIVERA, 16, and SAMUEL RUSSELL, 18, have been indicted on charges including Robbery in the First Degree and Attempted Robbery in the First Degree for allegedly committing a spree of knifepoint robberies in and around Clove Lakes Park, as well as other locations in Staten Island. Additionally, a 14-year-old male, who is being charged as a Juvenile Offender, has also been indicted in connection with the robberies.
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  • August 23, 2016
  • D.A. McMahon: Third – and final – defendant sentenced for murder of deliveryman
  • Staten Island District Attorney Michael E. McMahon today announced that OTONIEL CARTY was sentenced to 22 years in prison after previously pleading guilty to Attempted Murder in the Second Degree for his role in the slaying of Richard Salvia. CARTY is the third – and final – defendant to be sentenced in connection with the April 1, 2014 attempted robbery and fatal shooting of Mr. Saliva, 50.
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  • August 31, 2016
  • D.A. McMahon announces shutdown of Staten Island Motor Lodge Hotel
  • Richmond County District Attorney Michael E. McMahon today announced the shutdown of the Staten Island Motor Lodge, located at 481 Hylan Boulevard, following an investigation which revealed the hotel had been complicit in illegal activities, including promoting prostitution.
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  • August 31, 2016
  • D.A. McMahon and NYPD announce takedown of major heroin distribution ring
  • Staten Island District Attorney Michael E. McMahon and NYPD Commissioner William J. Bratton today announced the takedown of one of the longest running and most profitable heroin distribution routes currently operating on Staten Island. Five individuals were indicted and charged with operating a narcotics trafficking network that sold large quantities of heroin throughout swaths of Staten Island. Six additional defendants were arrested during search warrant executions that yielded 948 glassines of heroin, approximately $28,000 in cash and two firearms. LOUIS CARABALLO and JOSEPH BREFO-SARPONG are both indicted and charged with Operating as a Major Trafficker, a class A-I felony, for selling and possessing more than $75,000 worth of heroin in less than a six-month period.  This charge, often referred to as New York’s “Drug Kingpin” statute, was passed by the legislature in 2009 and is used for major narcotics traffickers or managers of drug trafficking organizations. Those convicted under this statute, even with no prior sentence, may face an indeterminate prison sentence of 25 years to life. CARABALLO and BREFO-SARPONG are the first to be charged under this statute in Richmond County.
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