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Klein Gets 77 Months in Fire Department Embezzlement Case

June 21, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Michael Klein, the former Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department (MVFD) treasurer who embezzled $5.7 million from the company’s coffers, was sentenced in U.S. District Court Wednesday afternoon to serve 77 months in federal prison.

In addition to the prison sentence, Klein, 49, was sentenced to three years of supervised release. District Court Judge Cathy Seibel also ...

Former Chamber CEO Agrees to Plea Deal in Larceny Case

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Erin Meagher, the former CEO/executive director of the Greater Mahopac/Carmel Chamber of Commerce, pleaded guilty to reduced charges in Carmel Town Court Tuesday evening, May 23, admitting in an allocution statement that she used a Chamber debit card for unauthorized personnel purchases that amounted to nearly $3,000.

Meagher, 26, who was fired from her position with the ...

O’Keefe Officially Sentenced for Criminally Negligent Homicide

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - Former Carmel police officer and Town Board member Richard O’Keefe was officially sentenced Wednesday (May 3) to a year in jail and revocation of his license after pleading guilty to criminally negligent homicide, a class E felony, back in February. As part of the plea deal, O’Keefe also agreed to refrain from reapplying for a license for one year after his release ...

Suspect in Mahopac Murder Commits Suicide

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - The man who police say murdered a Mahopac grandmother in her home last week has committed suicide.

Perla Gatchalian, 75, was found dead in her home on Coventry Circle last week, the victim of a single gunshot wound.

Carmel Police Chief Mike Cazzari said that the subsequent investigation led police to determine that Gatchalian was killed by her daughter’s 69-year-old ...

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