Sandy Anabi case: Judge grants Mangone pre-sentencing vacation

NEW YORK Disgraced lawyerattorney Anthony Mangone will get some time in the sun before he’s sentenced on federal corruption and bribery charges.

Just when he will be sentenced remains undetermined — but his vacation is a done deal.

U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon on Tuesday granted Mangone, 39, permission to travel to Palm Beach, Fla., the day after Christmas for a five-day stay.

“The purpose of the trip is to visit family living in the Palm Beach County area,” Mangone’s lawyerattorney, James DeVita, wrote in a letter to McMahon. The judge promptly approved the request.

Mangone was indicted in January 2010 with former Yonkers Councilwoman Sandy Annabi and onetime city GOP boss Zehy Jereis, but later pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors.

His sentencing date has not been set.

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Suffern contractor Motz charged by DA for 2nd time in 4 months

For the second time in four months, Suffern home improvement contractor Scott Motz has been charged in Rockland with taking money from a homeowner and then not doing the work or accounting for the costs.

Motz, 43, who owns S.T.M. Construction, has been charged with third-degree grand larceny, a felony. He’s accused of stealing $4,400 from a Suffern resident by not replacing the homeowner’s roof, Rockland District Attorney Thomas Zugibe said Monday.

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Clarkstown police seeking reasons behind Palisades Mall stabbing

A cab driver stabs two men outside Macy’s in the Palisades Mall parking lot just before 2 a.m., Clarkstown police say. Both men were taken to Nyack Hospital.
Police are not releasing many details of what occurred. Detectives are talking with the cab driver, who apparently picked up three men at the mall. The cabbie and a third fare were not injured.

Clarkstown Police Sgt. Jo Anne Fratianni released the following news release:
“The Clarkstown Police Department is investigating an incident which took place at approximately 2:00 AM near the Palisades Mall bus stop. The incident stemmed from an argument involving a cab driver and three passengers. Two of the passengers received stab wounds during the incident. The cab driver was uninjured. The incident is under investigation and no charges have been filed at this time. The two injured parties were transported to Nyack Hospital and are still being treated for their injuries.”

Here’s an earlier article on LoHud.com