Headlines: Rape sentencing, migrant charged in NYPD shooting, tax fraud

Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.

News 12 Staff

Jun 6, 2024, 12:07 PM

Updated 8 days ago

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A Spring Valley man will spend 25 years in state prison for multiple rape charges. The Rockland District Attorney's Office says in September 2022 Rigoberto Lopez Castro forcibly raped a woman he knew. He was convicted on three violent felonies - two rapes and burglary.
A Venezuelan migrant is facing multiple charges after allegedly shooting two NYPD officers in Queens on Monday. Police identified the suspect as Bernardo Raul Castro Mata, who they believe is part of a moped robbery ring operating in the borough. Officers Richard Yarusso and Christopher Abreu were shot while responding to a call. Both officers are expected to recover. Castro Mata is facing 17 charges, including attempted murder, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon.
Two partners from a Westchester-based accounting firm have pleaded guilty to tax fraud conspiracy. George Sanossian and Jack Sardis, certified public accountants and partners at an accounting firm in Scarsdale, conspired to fraudulently reduce the income and payroll tax liability of their clients, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. They concealed wages paid to employees by the clients. Sanossian's sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 24. Sardis is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 26.


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