Newsday (Nassau Edition) from Hempstead, New York on August 7, 1985 · 32
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Newsday (Nassau Edition) from Hempstead, New York · 32

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1 V 4 4 I M 4 POLICE COURT DIGEST The Courts ASSAULT CASE: An Oceanside mn was sentenced to prison yesterday on charges of maiming his wife with a hatchet officials said Raymond Montemurro 47 of 127 Harris Dr Oceanside was sentenced to 5 to 13 years in prison by Nassau County Court Judge Paul Lawrence He was convicted of first- nd second-degree assault charges by & jury last month In asking for a long prison sentence Assistant District Attorney Scott Glick called Montemurro "a violent and vengeful man” In hsnHiwg down the sentence the judge called Montemurro "a danger to the community” THEFT SENTENCING: A Lido Beach man was sentenced to 3 to 6 years in prison yesterday for passing more than $120000 in bad checks while posing as a jeweler Benjamin Breen 21 of 2 Pinehurst St Lido Beach was sentenced by Nassau County Court Judge John Thorp and ordered to make $19137 in restitution Breen was convicted last month on nine counts of grand larceny Police said that he passed the bad checks to obtain gems while posing as a jeweler CHURCH CASE: The presiding bishop of the Life Science Church was sentenced yesterday to seven years in jail fined $40000 and ordered to pay $834000 in back taxes for conspiracy to defraud the government and tax evasion Larry Ranucd 54 of Oceanside was sentenced by US District Court Judge Vincent Broderick He was convicted May 23 along with five others for operating the church as a tax dodge All but one of Ranucci’s co-defendents have been sentenced to from one to seven years Ranucd ran the Life Science Church which attracted thousands of people — including hundreds of city police fire fighters sanitation and transit workers who bought ministries for up to $4400 — through a pyramid scheme according to Assistant US Attorney Martin Perschetz The "ministers” he said then claimed tax exemptions after taking purported vows of poverty ROBBERY CHARGE: A 27-year-old North Patchogue man was charged yesterday with holding up a bank messenger on May 24 and stealing $65000 in checks and cash Enrico Scalecio of 4 Ram Ct was held on $100000 bail by Suffolk District Court Judge Edward U Green Jr on the first-degree robbery charge Police said Scalecio held up a bank messenger for the Suffolk County Federal Credit Union as he was arriving at the Chemical Bank Branch on Medford Avenue in Medford Police said the satchel contained $55000 in checks and $10000 in cash DRUG PLEA: Emile Wander 43 of 143 Chichester Ave Centereach pleaded guilty yesterday to a charge of first-degree reckless endangerment for allowing his two nephews aged 2 and 3 to take LSD Police said Wander left on a table LSDpills his nephews later found and swallowed The boys were hospitalized but suffered no lasting ill effects Suffolk County Court Judge John Coper-tino scheduled sentencing for Sept 30 TRIAL OPENS: The prosecutor in his opening statement in the trial of Albert Di Lorenzo on sexual abuse charges told a Suffolk County Court jury yesterday that Di Lorenzo molested his daughter on the night his wife disappeared Di Lorenzo 42 of 6 Archer Dr Stony Brook is charged with twice molesting his now-17-year-old daughter by a former marriage Hie second incident occurred after his wife was repealed missing on April 3 1984 the indictment charges and the first incident in the spring of 1982 Police Reports BURGLARY CHARGE: Barry Copeland 21 of 56-10 Beach Channel Dr Far Rockaway was charged yesterday with trying to break into a home on Sutton Place in Lawrence police said The attempted break in occurred at around 10:30 am Monday Copeland was held in $7 £00 bail on the second-degree attempted burglary charge by Nassau District Court Judge Jules Orenstein t II 'I I V Journal Columnist Gets 18 Months in Fraud Case By TJ Collins Former Wall Street Journal reporter R Foster Winans was sentenced to 18 months in prison and fined $5000 yesterday for using hiejob as a columnist to make illegal profits in the stock market ' U3 District Court Judge Charles E Stewart Jr who found Winans guilty in June of conspiracy securities fraud ana wire and mail fraud following a nonjury trial allowed him £o remain free on bail pending an appeal of the sentence Winans who could have been sentenced to up to five years was also ordered to do 400 hours of community-service work while on probation after completing his term “My sense of self-worth has been stripped away and I’ve had to rethink the value of my life” Winans 37 said in a letter to the judge requesting that he not be sentenced to jail but be allowed to work in a program that helps victims of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome He said that helping AIDS victims "is the kind of stressful work most people avoid and it’s as penitent an experience as any I can imagine having in prison" Winans also said in the letter that he has received an offer of $35000 to write a book about his experience but has not signed a contract "If one person is dissuaded from indulging in unethi cal or immoral behavior by reading about the trauma I have experienced I will consider my writing to have been a success” he said Assistant US Attorney Peter-J Romatowski said after Winans’ sentencing "We hope this sends a message that will be a deterrent to anyone who abuses confidential information” Winans was found guilty of accepting $31000 for leaking information about companies he would be writing about in the Journal’s "Heard on the Street” stock-market column Favorable mention of a stock in the column often tends to make its price rise while unfavorable information tends to make it fall Winans who haa driven a taxi and worked as a messenger since being fired by the Journal said after the sentencing: Tm glad it’s over I'm ready to start the rest of my life Tm not quarreling with the judge’s decision It sounded fair” After the judge left the bench Winans” lover and co-defendant David Carpenter put his arm around Winans and kissed him on the cheek Stewart sentenced Carpenter to three years’ probation 200 hours of community service and fused him $1000 Another defendant in the ease former stockbroker Kenneth P Felis is to be sentenced today Hempstead Waste Bill Signed Gov Mario Cuomo yesterday signed into a law a bill that gives Hempstead authority to control disposal of all solid waste generated within the town a power the town needs to reopen its mothballed garbage-burning plant Town officials have said they are within weeks of signing a contract with American Ref-Fuel of Houston for a $250-million reconstruction of the Garden City plant that was closed in 1980 To sell industrial development bonds for rebuilding the plant and to sign the contract the town must be able to guarantee that it can supply enough garbage to keep the 2250-ton-a-day facility operating The proposed contract would call for the town to guarantee it will deliver 540000 tons a year the amount of residential garbage generated within the town Sanitation Commissioner James Heil said The town would like to get commercial carters to deliver the 107000 tons of commercial garbage from town businesses to the plant as well because the $3220 a ton tipping fee and the electricity generated by the garbage’s incineration would help repay the development bonds and may create profit The bill sponsored by state Sen Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre) and Assemb Arthur J Kremer (D-Long Beach) gives the town the authority to direct the disposal of all garbage gener ated within the town The law also clarifies the town’s authority to sign a contract which will allow American Ref-Fuel to own and operate the plant Skelos said The law does not bar municipalities within the town from engaging in their own recycling or composting projects Once the plaint is fully operational the town plans to dose its Oceanside landfill Heil said it would take less than 2V4 years to rebuild the plant 3 Charged in Beating Bronx — Two probationary correction officers and a probationary city police officer were indicted yesterday on charges that they beat a Rikers Island prisoner who was in their custody Correction officers Richard Perlongo 24 of Brooklyn and Robert Cripps 24 of Williston Park 24 were charged with second-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon in the March 1 beating of Candido Jerez 18 who was serving a year for possession of a gun Probationary officer William Sculley 24 of Jackson Heights Queens who was a probationary correction officer at the time was charged with second-degree assault They were all released on their own recognizance and ordered to appear in court again Sept 11 — Frances A McMorris 3 Theaters Named Landmarks By Carol Polsky New York — Three years after its first public hearings on Broadway theaters the Landmarks Preservation Commission yesterday designated three theaters as landmarks the first of a group of 45 it will consider during the next few weeks Receiving the designations were the Neil Simon Theatre formerly known as the Alvin on West 52 Street the Ambassador Theatre on West 49th Street and the Virginia Theater formerly known as the ANT A on West 52nd Street The neo-Georgian Simon and the Romanesque-influenced Ambassador received designations for both their interiors and exteriors while only the Virginia’s exterior modeled on a 15th-Century Italian palazzo was designated All three buildings were completed between 1921 and 1927 Under landmark classification the designated areas cannot be demolished or altered without the permission of the commission While the commission has been studying the theater district since 1980 the demolition in 1982 of the Helen Hayes and Mbrosco theaters fueled public concern over the fete of others But theater owners continued to express concern yesterday that landmark status would interfere with their ability to mount state-of-the-art guidelines that would accommodate both temporary and permanent changes to the theaters 1 Dead 3 Hurt in Crash Oceanside — One person was killed and three injured late Monday when two cars collided and a passenger was thrown from one of the cars into the path of a third police said Frank Klein 33 of 3379 Courtney Rd Baldwin was killed in the accident Klein was traveling east on Brower Avenue near the intersection of Sunnyside Road in Oceanside at about 11:15 pm Monday when his car and another collided police said The second car operated by Steven Gargano of Oceanside was traveling west He was iiyured along with Kevin McKee 20 and Michael Parker 2Q both of Oceanside Parker was thrown from the Gargano car and was run over by another eastbound car driven by Bernice Maimed 56 of Lynbrook Parker was reported in critical condition in Nassau County Medical Center while Gargano was reported in critical condition and McKee in guarded conditon at South Nassau Communities Hospital No charges were filed but both cars in- U NEWSDAY WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7 1985

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