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Grand Jury Report critical of Smithtown town
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nments supervision
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property demolition…

The Grand Jury Report is public record and available at the link below. It is 40 pages, but double spaced, and well worth the few minutes it takes to read it.

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Saturday
Feb042017

Bellone Calls for Nominations for Suffolk County Senior Citizen of the Year


Bellone Calls for Nominations for Suffolk County Senior Citizen of the Year

Last year’s award was presented to Irene Grzegorczyk of Brentwood for her involvement in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the Community Computer Connection Program.Suffolk County, NY (February 3, 2017) – Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and the Suffolk County Senior Citizen Advisory Board jointly announced that the Suffolk County Office for the Aging is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Senior Citizen of the Year Award. 

The award recognizes a senior citizen who has significantly contributed to other seniors and residents in a meaningful and important way – either as an advocate, role model, leader or volunteer.  This impact can be felt either countywide or in one of Suffolk County’s local communities.

“I encourage our residents to take the opportunity to nominate a senior they know that has made a difference throughout our region,” said County Executive Steve Bellone.  “The Senior of the Year is a special opportunity to highlight the contributions and commitment of those who are deserving of this recognition.”

Nominations should be made by completing the nomination form which can be found here,http://suffolkcountyny.gov/Portals/32/2017%20Nominee%20form.pdf.

Candidates must be 60 years of age or older and a resident of Suffolk County.  Nominations should be mailed, emailed or faxed to:

Senior Award - Suffolk County Office for the Aging - PO Box 6100- Hauppauge, New York 11788-0099

Fax # (631) 853-8225 agingoffice@suffolkcountyny.gov

Employees of federal, state, county or local municipalities engaged in providing services to senior citizens are not eligible. Previous award recipients are also not eligible.  Nominations must be received no later than Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

This award will be presented at the Senior Celebration Luncheon sponsored by the Suffolk County Office for the Aging and Suffolk County Senior Citizen Advisory Board.  The luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 2017 at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook.

Last year’s award was presented to Irene Grzegorczyk of Brentwood for her involvement in the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the Community Computer Connection Program.

For more information, please call (631) 853-8200 or log on to Facebook.com/SteveBellone.

Saturday
Feb042017

NHTSA - Don't Drive Drunk

Posted by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Safety is the US Department of Transportation’s top priority. We’re asking you to join our team as we put this principle into action by fighting drunk driving on Super Bowl Sunday.

Whether you’re quarterbacking your team’s Super Bowl party or just on the receiving end of an invitation, you need a winning strategy for the big game: a shutdown defense against drunk driving. This afternoon from 3-4 p.m.ET, we’ll give you a sneak peek at our playbook during our Super Bowl “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk” Twitter chat. We’ll share tips to combat drunk driving and field your questions when you use the hashtag #DontDriveDrunk.

Click here to continue reading On Super Bowl Sunday, Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk

Saturday
Feb042017

Huntington Man Sentenced To 42 Months After Misleading Investors

Long Island Investment Adviser Sentenced To 42 Months In Prison

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. – Earlier today, Daniel Winston LaMarco, a Huntington, New York investment adviser, was sentenced to 42 months in prison and three years of supervised release following his August 2016 guilty plea to wire fraud and commodities fraud. As part of the sentence, LaMarco was also ordered to pay $872,600 in restitution to the investors in a commodity pool he ran which invested in the Foreign Exchange Market. The sentencing proceeding was held before United States District Judge Arthur D. Spatt. 

The sentence was announced by Robert L. Capers, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Capers thanked the criminal investigators in the United States Attorney’s Office for their excellent work on this investigation.

Beginning in approximately January 2011, LaMarco began to solicit investors to fund a commodity pool he ran which invested in the Foreign Exchange Market. LaMarco made false claims regarding his investment performance, and touted the safety of his investment strategy. Among his victims, LaMarco encouraged two individuals to invest proceeds from a home equity loan with him. As part of his fraud scheme, LaMarco sent false monthly statements to investors representing that their investments were growing, inducing new investments from the investors, and discouraging them from withdrawing their investments with him. The monthly statements claimed the investments had more than doubled in value and were worth as much as $1,796,126.22. In truth, LaMarco had lost almost all of the investors’ money, which totaled more than $872,000, in the Foreign Exchange Market.

The government’s case is being prosecuted by the Office’s Business and Securities Fraud Section. Assistant United States Attorney Mark E. Bini is in charge of the prosecution. 

The charges were brought in connection with the President’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force. The task force was established to wage an aggressive, coordinated, and proactive effort to investigate and prosecute financial crimes. With more than 20 federal agencies, 94 U.S. attorneys’ offices, and state and local partners, it is the broadest coalition of law enforcement, investigatory, and regulatory agencies ever assembled to combat fraud. Since its formation, the task force has made great strides in facilitating increased investigation and prosecution of financial crimes; enhancing coordination and cooperation among federal, state, and local authorities; addressing discrimination in the lending and financial markets; and conducting outreach to the public, victims, financial institutions, and other organizations. Since fiscal year 2009, the Justice Department has filed over 18,000 financial fraud cases against more than 25,000 defendants. For more information on the task force, please visit www.StopFraud.gov.

 

Sunday
Jan292017

Congressman Zeldin Issues Statement Of Support For Pres. Trump's Executive Order


Rep. Zeldin Statement on Executive Order Temporarily Halting Entry from Certain Nations

Patchogue, NY – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement today regarding President Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily halts entry from certain countries:

“I support the temporary entry restriction from certain nations until the administration, Congress and the American people know with confidence that any individual being granted admission does not pose a threat to our security. As the Executive Order correctly states, “Secretaries of State and Homeland Security may, on a case-by-case basis, and when in the national interest, issue visas or other immigration benefits to nationals of countries for which visas and benefits are otherwise blocked.” Additionally, lawful permanent residents and green card holders should not be adversely impacted by this Executive Order. Every American has sympathy for the innocent person who is looking to come to America for a better life, but the process must without exception prioritize America’s national security first. We cannot allow someone entry until we know for sure they will not pose a risk. The ultimate humanitarian victory is to assist with efforts to stabilize these nations and eliminate the threats there to peace. With all that being said, I will be closely monitoring the execution of this EO to make sure that any misapplication is corrected immediately.”

 

Rep. Zeldin Provides Update on Stony Brook Univ Grad Student Detained at JFK Airport

Patchogue, NY – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement providing an update today on Stony Brook University graduate student, Vahideh Rasekhi, who has been detained at JFK Airport: 

“My office and I have been directly involved in the case regarding the Stony Brook University graduate who is being detained at JFK Airport after returning to the United States from a visit to Iran. We have received confirmation that she should be released this afternoon. We will continue to monitor this situation closely to ensure that she is released.”

Lawful permanent residents and green card holders should not be adversely impacted by President Trump’s Executive Order. Additionally, the Executive Order specifically states regarding others, “Secretaries of State and Homeland Security may, on a case-by-case basis, and when in the national interest, issue visas or other immigration benefits to nationals of countries for which visas and benefits are otherwise blocked.”