O’Keefe Pleads Guilty to Criminally Negligent Homicide

February 23, 2017

CARMEL, N.Y. - Former Carmel police officer Richard O’Keefe pleaded guilty in Putnam County Court Wednesday, Feb. 22, to criminally negligent homicide, a class E felony. O’Keefe had been involved in a car accident on Nov. 14, 2015, that took the life of Fran Ghelarducci, a 54-year-old mother of three and a teacher's aide at Primrose Elementary School in Somers.

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Doyle Fined $20,000, Barred from Selling Pets in N.Y.

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Mahopac resident Richard Doyle, the former Yorktown pet shop owner who two months ago pleaded guilty to five counts of animal cruelty in Connecticut, has been barred from ever selling animals again in New York State, according to state Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman.

Schneiderman, in a press release, said his office began investigating Doyle in 2015 after receiving ...

O’Keefe, DA Reach Plea Agreement in Vehicular Manslaughter Case

CARMEL, N.Y. - Richard O’Keefe, the retired Carmel police officer who was facing felony vehicular manslaughter charges after a DWI-related fatality, has reached a plea deal with the county district attorney’s office and is now back in jail.

District Attorney Bob Tendy told Mahopac News that O’Keefe and his attorney have agreed in principal to a plea bargain, though Tendy said ...

Mahopac Resident Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty

MAHOPAC, N.Y.— Richard Doyle, the Mahopac resident who formerly owned and operated American Breeders in Yorktown, has pleaded guilty to five counts of animal cruelty.

According to records on the State of Connecticut’s website, Doyle plead guilty to the misdemeanor charges on Friday, Dec. 2 in Danbury Superior Court. Doyle also owned pet stores in Wappingers Falls, Mamaroneck and ...

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