WESTCHESTER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY
111 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.White Plains, New York 10601(914) 995-3586(914) 995-2116 Fax
MOUNT VERNON DPW SUPERVISOR CHARGED WITH PERJURY
March 2nd, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lucian Chalfen (914) 995-3586 Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that
(DOB 03/20/52) of 312 Lincoln Avenue, Mount Vernon, New York, has been chargedby Felony Complaint with:
one count of Perjury in the First Degree, a class “D” Felony. On November 9, 2010 the defendant, who is employed by the City of Mount Vernon as aSupervisor in the Department of Public Works, gave false statements and testimony during an“Examination Before Trial” in a civil matter against the City of Mount Vernon. The civil action pertains to injuries sustained when the civil complainant tripped and fell on thesidewalk located in front of 245 Summit Avenue in Mount Vernon, alleging negligence,recklessness and carelessness on the part of the City of Mount Vernon and the owner of thepremises at 245 Summit Avenue. The defendant, in his capacity as Supervisor for the Department of Public Works for the City ofMount Vernon, testified falsely in the proceeding as a witness on behalf of the City of MountVernon by representing that he never had conversations with, or was paid by the homeowner torepair the sidewalk in front of her house. In fact, defendant had discussed with the homeowner the cost of repairing the sidewalk, hadreferred a contractor to the homeowner and was paid by the homeowner for the sidewalkrepairs. The defendant in fact received two separate checks from the homeowner for the repair work inthe amount of $1,650.00 payable to cash and the second of which was in the amount of$1,000.00 and was payable to the defendant. An investigation by the District Attorney’s office was opened based on a complaint brought bythe City of Mount Vernon’s Corporation Counsel.