Cases of Interest
For the week of May 18th, 2015
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Monday, May 18th, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Status

Defendant Name Case Details

 

Lupo, J.
Justice Barrett
Part 60

Conference

 

 

 

LIANA BARRIENTOS

 

Barrientos is facing two charges of Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1 for falsely stating on her marriage certificate in 2010 that she had never been married before. Barrientos had in fact been married on 10 separate occasions to men from foreign countries, and is believed to be currently married to four people.

Press Release

 

Petri, J.
Justice Rodriguez III
Part DVM

Sentencing

 

JOSEPH MURPHY

 

Murphy, who was found guilty at trial in September 2014 of Attempted Assault 3 and Harassment 2 along with fellow officer Jose Ocasio, will be sentenced for the February 18th, 2011 assault of 17-year-old Tyre Davis. Both defendants got into a heated exchange with the teen, whom Ocasio booked on a disorderly conduct summons. The officers later followed Davis out of the precinct into an alley opposite 210 E. 181st Street, where they were caught on surveillance punching and kicking the teen, or giving the teen a “tune-up” as the assault is colloquially referred to. 

Press Release.

 

Levin, D.
Justice Barrett
Part 60

Hearing

9:30 am or thereafter

 

BRIAN MCGUCKIN

 

NYPD Officer McGuckin is charged with 25 counts of Grand Larceny 4, two Counts of Forgery 2, two Counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument, and over 150 additional counts including Official Misconduct and Criminal Solicitation in relation to the 2011 NYPD ticket fixing scandal that unraveled following the investigation into former officer Jose Ramos, who is currently serving a 12 ½ to 14 ½ year sentence.

Press Release

 

Thill, C.
Justice Iacovetta
Part 96

Conference

 

KEN GOODWIN

 

Goodwin is charged with Murder 2, Manslaughter 1, and other crimes in the stabbing death of Justin Falu and the injuring of several other partygoers at a house party in Pelham Parkway on September 28th, 2014.

 

Morabito, J.
Justice Montano
Part AP3

Hearing

 

 

MELANIE EVANS

 

Evans is facing charges of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and other crimes for the January 15th, 2015 physical altercation involving a child aboard her school bus, on which she was a matron.

 

Preston, A.
Justice Whiten
Part FB

Possible Disposition/Plea Negotiations

 

PARAWATTIE RAGHUNANDAN

 

Raghunandan is facing charges of Grand Larceny and Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1 for allegedly submitting several fraudulent Medicaid claims between 2006 and 2013. The defendant and her husband allegedly own several properties and exceeded the mandated limit required to qualify for the funds. 

 

Valerio, R.
Justice Boyle
Part 94

Scheduling

 

RICHARD BLOOMFIELD

 

Bloomfield is charged with Murder 2 and Manslaughter 1 for the November 2012 death of Madonna Martin. Martin, a nursing student and an LPN at Columbia-Presbyterian,  had been displaced by Hurricane Sandy, and temporarily moved into co-worker Bloomfield’s Mott Haven apartment. The defendant is accused of strangling his roommate and leaving her body in a parked car.


Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Status

Defendant Name Case Details

 

Greenfield, D.
Justice Iacovetta
Part 96

Decision on Motions

 

 

CHRISTOPHER GARCIA
&
JAVIER

POLANCO

 

Garcia is facing charges of Conspiracy 4 in the January 16, 2015 killing of Ricardo Romero. Garcia is accused of conspiring with and Javier Polanco and Cristian Juarez to rob Romero. Both Polanco Juarez are accused of hitting Romero in the head with a glass bottle and stabbing him twice in the chest, and are facing charges including Murder 2, Manslaughter 1, Assault 1, and Robbery 1.

 

Di Chiara, L.
Justice Clancy
Part 79

Appearance

 

LUIS CARTAGENA

 

Cartagena is charged with Murder 2 and Manslaughter 1 for the October 27, 2014 death of his two- month-old nephew, Joemill Greer. Cartagena, who was babysitting the infant at the time of his death, is alleged to have struck the victim numerous times in the head.

 

Scaccia, C.
Justice Michels
Part A

Possible Grand Jury Action

TERRENCE CALDWELL

Caldwell is facing charges of Murder 2, Manslaughter 1, and other crimes for the November 15th, 2013 death of alleged mob associate, Michael Meldish. Caldwell is accused of shooting the victim in the vicinity of Ellsworth and Baisley Avenues. 


Wednesday, May 20th, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Status

Defendant Name Case Details

 

Hirsch, E.
Justice Greenberg
Part 95

Sentencing

 

AUSTIN BABB

 

Babb is to be sentenced following a verdict of guilty for Murder 2, Assault 1 and Criminal Possession of A Weapon 2 after a month long trial in November 2014 for the August 7th, 2010 shooting at 1454 Grand Concourse. Babb was found guilty of killing 19-year-old Demetrius Jones and wounding three other individuals, including two other teenagers.

Press Release

 

Knoepfler, S.
Justice Barrett
Part 60

Possible Disposition

LARRY DAVIS

Davis is charged with Assault 2 and Official Misconduct for the October 2012 incident in which Davis, a Rikers Island Captain, struck inmate Francisco Calderon with his baton. Calderon had previously gotten into a fight with Davis’ brother (also a corrections officer), and was being escorted through the facility when Larry Davis allegedly attacked him.

 

Gradinger, J.
Justice Mogulescu
Part 77

Possible Start of Trial

CARLOS VEGA

 

Vega is charged with Murder 2, Manslaughter 1 and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2 for the September 2007 shooting death of Robert Gaston. Vega is also facing charges of Promoting Prison Contraband 1 and 2 and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4 for possessing a sharpened piece of metal while in a detention facility in September 2012.

 

Kalman-Blustein, R.
Justice Clancy
Part 79

Appearance

JOSHUA LOPEZ

Lopez is charged with four counts of Murder 2 and two counts of Robbery 1 for his role in allegedly helping Andrew Scott carry out the robbery and murders of Jana Randolph and Ida Randolph. Scott, the ex-boyfriend of Jana Rudolph, was found guilty and sentenced to 50-years-to-life behind bars.


Thursday, May 21st, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Status

Defendant Name Case Details

Mendys, L.
Justice Barrett
Part 60

Possible Plea

CHRISTOPHER GOODLY

 

A former Bronx County Clerk’s employee, Goodly is charged with Grand Larceny 2, 3, and 4 as well as numerous counts of Falsifying Business Records 1. Goodly is accused of raking in more than $80,000 while underreporting money taken in for passport applications and business certificates.

Press Release

Gottlieb, T.
Justice Mogulescu
Part 77

Decision on Motion

KEVIN DARDEN

 

Darden is charged with Murder 2 in the death of Wai Kuen Kwok, who was shoved in front of a moving southbound D train on November 16th, 2014 at 167th Street & Grand Concourse.

Press Release

O’Leary, M.
Justice Michels
Part A

Possible Disposition

KENRICK COWAN

 

Cowan is charged with Assault 2 and additional crimes for the April 24th, 2015 incident in which Cowan allegedly threw his mother's sofa down a stairwell following an argument and attacked two officers who were called to the scene.


Friday, May 22nd, 2015
ADA
Judge
Part #
Status

Defendant Name Case Details

Please note: All court proceedings are scheduled for after 9:30 a.m. at 265 East 161st Street, the Hall of Justice, Bronx Supreme Court unless otherwise specified.


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