2/17/17 – GUILTY PLEAS IN CAPITAL REGION FAKE DEED SCAM

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Zarak O. Ali, 29 Maiden Lane, Albany, has pled guilty to two felony counts relating to a fake deed scam that affected numerous counties in the Capital District. As a result of his plea, Ali will spend the next three to nine (3-9) years in […]

1/13/17 – JURY CONVICTS MAN OF ASSAULT ON GIRLFRIEND

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Christopher J. Forte, age 43, was convicted by a jury of one (1) count of Assault in the Third Degree, a class A misdemeanor. The jury found the defendant not guilty of additional charges of Robbery, Grand Larceny, Criminal Mischief, and Endangering the Welfare of […]

1/13/17 – APPELLATE DIVISON UPHOLDS CONVICTION FOR PREDICATE FELONY OFFENDER

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department, affirmed the guilty verdict of Joseph D. Durham, age 35, rendered July 5, 2012. Durham was convicted of one (1) count Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class C Felony […]

5/7/15 – GANG MEMBER SENTENCED FOR ATTEMPTED ROBBERY

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Azayvus Fowler, age 18, was sentenced in Rensselaer County Court to four (4) years in state prison to be followed by three (3) years of post-release supervision on his conviction of (1) count of Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree, a class D violent felony. […]

5/4/15 – TROY WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ATTEMPTED BURGLARY OF ELDERLY PITTSTOWN COUPLE

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Racquel Wright, age 25, pled guilty in Rensselaer County Court to one (1) count of Attempted Burglary in the Second Degree, a class D felony. Wright pled guilty to a charge that stems from an incident on June 3, 2014, where the defendant broke into […]

4/28/15 – REUTER ADMITTS TO KILLING TROY COUPLE

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Daniel Reuter, age 33, pled guilty in Rensselaer County Court to two (2) counts of Manslaughter in the First Degree, both class B violent felonies; one (1) count of Burglary in the Second Degree, a class C violent felony; and one (1) count of Grand […]

4/13/15 – PREDICATE FELON RECEIVES EIGHT YEARS FOR ATTEMPTED ROBBERY

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced today that Doc Blanchard, age 46, pled guilty in Rensselaer County Court to one (1) charge of Attempted Robbery in the First Degree, a class C violent felony. Blanchard pled guilty to a charge that stems from an incident back in 2013. The defendant robbed two people […]

1/11/17 – PREDICATE FELON RETURING TO STATE PRISON

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced that on Monday, January 9, 2017, Rashene T. Lawton, age 42, of Troy, NY, was sentenced to eight (8) years in state prison followed by five (5) years post-release supervision as a result of his guilty plea to one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in […]

1/4/17 – ALBANY MAN PLEADS TO TOP COUNT OF DRUG INDICTMENT

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced that on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Carlos Fulmore, age 46, formerly of Troy, NY, pled guilty to one count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a class B felony, in satisfaction of a six count indictment. Jury selection was scheduled to begin […]

12/8/16 – ALBANY MAN ADMITS QUARTER MILLION DOLLAR THEFT, TAX FRAUD

Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel E. Abelove announced that on Thursday, December 8th, Jordan B. Henderer, age 43, of Albany, New York, was sentenced to three (3) to nine (9) years of state prison for the theft of $268,391.05 from his employer, as well as two and a third (2 1/3) to seven (7) years […]