An Oceanside man was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in federal prison for leading a loan modification scheme that conned distressed homeowners out of a combined $3.5 million over a five-year span.
“One biased incident is one too many. We are aggressively investigating this case.”
New York State Senate Majority John Flanagan (R-Smithtown) signed a recent letter of support backing Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, despite a chorus of critics questioning her qualifications.
John DeVito, a 25-year-old law student from Mastic Beach, won a three-way Democratic primary Tuesday, earning a spot on general election ballots to challenge freshman New York State Sen. Tom Croci (R-Sayville), according to unofficial results from the board of elections. That race was one of five Democratic primaries for state Legislative seats on Long Island. In the other four—two state Assembly seats each for Nassau and Suffolk counties—challengers were unsuccessful against three incumbents and a party nominee to fill a vacancy.
Five inmates died since 2011 at Nassau County jail as a result of inadequate medical care, the New York State Commission on Correction alleged in documents obtained by the Press. The accusations sparked New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to file a lawsuit against the jail’s medical provider, Florida-based Armor Correctional Health Medical Services, seeking fines, an independent monitor over health care at the jail and barring the company from bidding on contracts in the state. This case was announced Tuesday—a week after the fifth death at the jail this year and the 12th since 2011, officials said.