6/1/16 – GABRIEL VEGA VERDICT

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5/23/16 – TROY BUSINESS OWNER PLEADS GUILTY TO EBT FRAUD

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Ralph F. Renna, age 57, owner of Broadway News, 207 Broadway, Troy, plead guilty to (1) count of Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree, a class E felony. This was the result of a several-month-long investigation by the Rensselaer County Department of Social Services, the […]

4/22/16 – GRAND JURY FINDS OFFICER’S ACTIONS JUSTIFIED

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that a Rensselaer County Grand Jury has handed up a No True Bill to Rensselaer County Supreme Court, in the investigation into the April 17, 2016, shooting death of Edson Thevenin. Specifically, the Grand Jury found that Sergeant Randall French’s use of deadly physical force was […]

4/18/16 – ALBANY MAN ARRESTED FOR STEALING HOMES FROM OWNERS BY

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Zarak O. Ali, age 42, was arrested and charged by the New York State Police last week on one (1) count of Burglary in the Third Degree, a class D felony, two (2) counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, […]

4/4/16 – JURY CONVICTS RENSSELAR MAN OF BURGLARY

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Kenneth Leigh, age 46, was convicted by a jury of Burglary in the Second Degree, a class C violent felony offense. The verdict came today following a week-long trial in Rensselaer County Court. The jury found that the defendant, on March 31, 2015, at approximately […]

4/1/16 – RENSSELAER COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE AWARDED CRIMES AGAINST REVENUE GRANT

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that those arrested for tax and public benefits fraud in Rensselaer County, can expect to face a highly trained and specialized prosecutor, thanks to a grant from the state’s Crimes Against Revenue Program. The $108,750.00 a year grant will go towards funding the salary and benefits […]

3/25/16 – TROY MAN ARRAIGNED IN COUNTY COURT

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Anton C. Gumbs, age 35, was arraigned in Rensselaer County Court on a four count indictment. Gumbs was charged with two (2) counts of Robbery in the First Degree, both class B felonies, one (1) count of Criminal Use of a Firearm in the First […]

3/22/16 – HMA CONTRACTING CORP. EMPLOYEE ARRESTED

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Jordan B. Henderer, age 43, Controller for HMA Contracting Corp., 535 Brickyard Road, Schaghticoke, was arrested and charged by the New York State Police with one (1) count of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, a class D felony. It is alleged that between February […]

3/21/16 – RENSSELAER MAN GETS 3 ½ – 7 YEARS IN PRISON

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Robert Meseck, age 48, was sentenced by Honorable Andrew G. Ceresia in Rensselaer County Court to a total of three and a half (3 ½) to seven (7) years in state prison for his guilty plea to one (1) count of Unlawful Imprisonment in the […]

3/15/16 – JURY CONVICTS TROY MAN IN KOKOPELLIS BRAWL

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Roshawon Donley, age 26, was convicted by a jury of Obstruction of Governmental Administration in the Second Degree, and Resisting Arrest, both class A Misdemeanors. The verdict came today following a week-long trial in Troy City Court. The jury found that the defendant, in the […]