Category: Crime & Punishment

District Attorney Hoovler Announces 12 Year Prison Sentences in PJ Narcotics Cases

January 9, 2017

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Wednesday, March 2, 2016, Anthony Maillet, 35, of Port Jervis, was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Edward McLoughlin to twelve years in State Prison and three years post-release on each of three felony narcotics cases. On February 8, 2016, Maillet had pleaded guilty to…

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DA Announces Findings in Middletown Police-Involved Shooting Investigation

December 30, 2016

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on December 28, 2016, an Orange County grand jury declined to file charges against two City of Middletown police officers who shot a man on July 13, 2016, at 109 Overlook Drive in the City of Middletown. The man, who pointed a pellet gun that appeared…

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13-Year Sentence for Newburgh Heroin Trafficker

December 28, 2016

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Thursday December 15, 2016, Earl O. Melvin, A/K/A “Bugs”, was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Craig Stephen Brown to thirteen years in state prison, and five years of post-release supervision, for the crime of Operating as a Major Trafficker.  On November 7, 2016, Melvin…

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State Prison Sentence in Fatal Hit & Run

December 15, 2016

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, Linda Ibrahim, 31, of Cornwall, was sentenced by Orange County Court Judge Robert H. Freehill to two to six years in state prison in connection with the January 9, 2014, hit and run death of a Newburgh man walking to work…

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District Attorney Hoovler Announces State Prison Sentence in Child Car Fatality

December 5, 2016

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Monday, December 5, 2016, Nicole Smith, 27, of Bloomingburg, was sentenced to five to fifteen years in state prison in connection with the death of her two-year-old son, who was killed when the car that Smith was driving struck a tree. On August 29, 2016,…

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District Attorney Hoovler Announces Guilty Verdict In Police Vehicular Assault Case

December 5, 2016

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Monday, December 5, 2016, Christopher Peloso, 29, of Campbell Hall, was convicted after a bench trial before Orange County Court Judge Robert H. Freehill of Attempted Aggravated Assault Upon a Police Officer or a Peace Officer, Assault in the Second Degree (4 Counts), Reckless Endangerment…

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District Attorney Hoovler Announces Guilty Plea In Burglary Case

December 2, 2016

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Friday, December 2, 2016, Sean Leath, 35 of Middletown, pleaded guilty to Burglary in the First Degree.  At the time Leath pleaded guilty, he admitted that on April 23, 2016 he had forced his way into an apartment on North Street in the City of…

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District Attorney Hoovler Joins Sheriff Dubois to Announce Countywide Public Benefits Fraud Arrests

November 29, 2016

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler, joined by Sheriff Carl DuBois, today announced that seventeen defendants have been charged with felonies including Welfare Fraud and Grand Larceny for illegally obtaining over $171,000 in public assistance benefits administered through the Orange County Department of Social Services and the New York State Department of Labor. The…

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District Attorney Hoovler Announces Guilty Verdict In Pistol Permit Perjury Case

November 17, 2016

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that on Thursday, November 17, 2016, Gilberto Nunez, 49, of Poughkeepsie, was convicted by an Ulster County Court jury of Perjury in the Second Degree, Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, and Making an Apparently Sworn False Statement in the First Degree in…

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District Attorney Hoovler Announces Joint Statement with New York State DALIA

November 17, 2016

Orange County District Attorney David M. Hoovler announced that the Orange County District Attorney’s Office has joined the New York State District Attorney’s League of Immigrant Affairs in issuing a statement that reaffirms that the District Attorney’s Office will not tolerate acts of violence that target people because of their nationality, immigration status, race, sexual…

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