Thursday, November 9, 2017

Laura Ahearn reduced to ambulance chasing, cashing in on Predator Panic in a new, misleading way

There's nothing like being repreented by a inexperienced attorney posing as a longtime veteran of the courts. That's like a janitor posing as a CEO. True, Ahearn has a law degree, but she has no court experience aside from being sued, perhaps, but now she's taken her victim industry propaganda to the wonderful world of shady personal injury attorneys. I can't wait to see (and ridicule) the impending local ads this crazy woman will run. In the meantime, you have to love the fact that she glosses over the fact she was no actual experience representing anyone as an attorney. She's implying she has 20 years experience as a lawyer, and that's bullshit:

Ms. Ahearn is one of the country's most accomplished and respected crime victim and community advocates.  She has fought for tens of thousands of victims  for over 20 years in New York State criminal and family courts and has experience in the federal court system. 

(Being a witness in court and acting as an victim industry shill does not make you an attorney with 20 years experience. Ahearn, you need to put a notice up you have less than one year's experience a an actual attorney.)

She is also the founder and executive director of a not-for-profit organization dedicated to victim's rights and crime prevention.  In addition to her roles as Executive Director, Ms. Ahearn holds leadership roles such as the Chairwoman of the Suffolk County Family Violence Task Force Legal Systems Subcommittee and the Victims Services Representative of the Suffolk County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. She was also the Victims Services Representative of the Suffolk County Hate Crimes Task Force.

(None of these are jobs that require a JD.)

Ms. Ahearn has assisted in the drafting of and supported local, state, and federal legislation aimed at strengthening laws to protect our most vulnerable and broaden crime victim's and community rights. She is heavily relied upon to provide accurate, factual and pertinent information to educate the community, government officials and the media. Ms. Ahearn has been instrumental in developing and coordinating training for law enforcement on topics including crime victim compensation and community based Megan's Law Programs.  

(I have to laugh at the part about providing factual information. She couldn't find a fact with GPS.)

Ms. Ahearn has received many awards including the prestigious Martin Schwartz Award for Excellence in Civil Rights for her work with victims, the New York State Senate Woman of Distinction Award, the New York State Outstanding Victims Advocate Award, the Leadership in Establishing and Maintaining Social Justice Award, Woman of the Year awards, Leadership in Community Education Award, Newsday Everyday Hero, multiple legislative and citation recognition awards and has been recognized by the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Victims of Crime and the U.S. Congress for her many accomplishments in strengthening local, state and federal policies and laws to protect our most vulnerable and to give victims a voice.

(Again, none of these dubious awards is for work as an attorney. Maybe it is because the ink hasn't fried on her degree.)

Ms. Ahearn holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration, a Masters of Social Work (MSW) from SUNY Stony Brook she earned while on fellowship and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Touro Law where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and at the top of her class.  Laura is an avid angler and is often seen fresh or salt-water fishing in Suffolk County.

She may have gotten her JD, but it wasn't even a year ago. Most attorneys start off in a big office to gain experience, yet this woman jumps right in to private practice. Who'd hire this greenhorn to represent them?

And her specialty areas are intriguing. I guess because there are so few REAL sex abuse victims, especially in relation to the dubious "priest abuse" myth that she also needs to take "personal injury," "defective products," and "medical malpractice" on the side.

Plaintiff Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Negligence and Medical Malpractice

Defective Products Consumer Protection

Victims of Violent Crime

Adult Survivors of Clergy Abuse, Child Victims of Sexual Abuse and Child Pornography

Adult Victims of Sexual Assault, Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence & Sexual Harassment

You know what I should do? Hire Ahearn to sue Parents For Megan's Law. After all, PFML is a defective product, run by a defective executive director who consistently lies about sex crime statistics. Add that to your lawsuit, Ahearn, I dare you. I'd love to prove you wrong in a court of law.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Now that Laura Ahearn is being countersued for filing a bogus lawsuit, she's reduced to having relatives send nasty text messages

Sending harassing messages is illegal, even if you are a victim advocate, Laura:

Next time you send a harassing message, Laura's cousin," learn the difference between "your" and "you're." There is one E in harassment. But thanks for granting me yet more evidence that you are the aggressor here.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

At least we won't have to worry about Laura Ahearn running for DA anymore... for now.

It seems that Laura Ahearn didn't get the endorsement she wanted and dropped out of any consideration for Suffolk County DA. As far as being a registered blank, I'm sure we could fill in that blank for you. Ha!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Just think, Ahearn is trying hard to expand into Nassau County. Here's a good reason to reject that notion

I could almost see Laura Ahearn's masculine face cracking a smile over this disgusting act. It isn't far from certain other folks I've featured on this blog.

Sex offender's would-be house burns down in Merrick
Posted: May 23, 2017 11:28 AM EDT
Updated: May 23, 2017 7:41 PM EDT

Sex offender's would-be house burns down in Merrick

A Merrick home that was soon to be occupied by a registered Level 2 sex offender and his wife went up in flames early Tuesday morning and fire officials say it is considered suspicious. 

The fire broke out at the vacant home on Yale Road around 3:30 a.m. and left it gutted. 

Over the weekend, fliers were posted in the community alerting them about Daniel Reilly, who was supposed to move to the neighborhood. The fire marshal says they are investigating whether the house fire was linked to the sex offender's expected arrival on the block. 

Reilly was convicted in 2013 of rape after admitting to having sex with a 14-year-old student. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years of probation. 

Reilly, who lives nearby in North Merrick with his wife and young daughter, told News 12 that he could not speak on the matter. 

Developer John Miller says Reilly's wife, Ann Marie, was the sole purchaser of the home. He says he didn't realize that her husband was a registered sex offender until recently. 

Miller told News 12 that once he found out who the buyer was married to, he tried to buy her out of the contract. 

"We were offering all their money back and more," says Miller. 

More than 60 firefighters were called to extinguish the fire. The Nassau fire marshal has not yet said if an accelerant was found. Officials deemed the blaze suspicious based on the volume of the fire and the fact the home was still under construction.

Sex offender fliers focus of Merrick house fire probe, officials say
Updated May 23, 2017 6:48 PM
By John Valenti and Michael O’Keeffe

Investigators are trying to determine if an overnight fire that destroyed a house under construction in Merrick is tied to fliers found near the scene alleging the incoming resident is a sex offender.

Those fliers, found attached to utility poles in the area, including ones directly in front of the home, claimed the incoming resident is a Level 2 sex offender whose victim was 13 years old, officials said. A Level 2 sex offender is considered a moderate risk to repeat the offense, according to the New York Department of Criminal Justice Services.

The man pictured on the fliers pleaded guilty to statutory rape in 2013 in Queens Criminal Court. Newsday is not identifying the man in the flyer because authorities could not confirm that he was the incoming resident.

Nassau County Fire Marshal’s Office Division Supervisor James Hickman said the sex offender fliers were being considered as a potential motive. He said the home did not have an active utility service, but declined to say if a preliminary investigation found evidence of any accelerants.

“Standing in front of the house,” Hickman said, “there wasn’t one place you could look where you couldn’t see one of the posters.”

Nassau County police confirmed they were aware of the fliers but did not immediately comment on the investigation by arson-bomb squad detectives.

Police said a Seventh Precinct officer, on routine patrol, spotted the blaze at the house on Yale Road, near Lindenmere Drive, and reported it at 3:33 a.m. Firefighters from Merrick, Bellmore, North Bellmore, North Merrick, Wantagh and Freeport responded to the scene to find it “fully engulfed in flames,” Merrick Fire Department spokesman Ron Luparello said.

He said that at least 60 firefighters battled the blaze for more than two hours before the scene was fully extinguished.

No one was injured.

Richard Watkins, 74, who has lived in neighborhood since 1952, said he had not seen the fliers. He said he understands why people would be upset about the possibility of a sex offender moving in but arson, if that was the case, was not justified.

“I think it is sad. It is tragic for a lot of reasons,” Watkins said. “It seems like any other solution would have been better.”

Marshals Investigate Whether Fire at Long Island Sex Offender's Home Was Intentionally Set 
By Greg Cergol

A house fire in Merrick is raising suspicions over whether it was intentionally set amid resistance to a sex offender's planned move there.

The Nassau fire marshal is investigating whether the early-morning blaze at the house in Merrick was set. A fire marshal supervisor says flyers were posted around the home as it was being built, warning the community that a convicted sex offender was planning to move in there. 

"Everyone was very on edge, scared," said neighbor Lindsay Granat. "People in the community were organizing to prevent him from moving here." 

"I have two teenaged daughters and no one wants to hear you will have a predator living on the street," said Carrie Burlock. 

The sex offender, ******, is a former New York City teacher convicted almost four years ago of having sex with a 14-year-old student. State records indicate he served six months in jail and is now on probation. 

No one answered at Reilly's North Merrick home Tuesday.

It remains unclear if he will try to rebuild in Merrick. While many neighbors hope he doesn't, several expressed outrage that someone might see setting a dangerous fire as the answer to the problem. 
"It's disgusting!" said Granat. "I mean, my house started lighting on fire, too." 

"It says there are people who live here with intolerance and insensitivity to do this, to solve a problem," said Watkins. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

Legislators are calling for two of Ahearn's cronies to resign

This video is about three Republian legislators calling for the resignation of current DA Tom Spota and Suffolk Co. Exeutive Steve Bellone. (You'll have to click the link to see the video since they don't offer embedding for their videos.)

They should resign, and they should take Laura Ahole with them.

ADDENDUM: Newsday reports on 5/13/17 that Spota won't be seeking reelection. I hope this doesn't open up the path for Ahearn to take over.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Add druggie to list of PFML supporter and current convict James Burke's list of credentials

Is this a perpwalk or a PERVwalk? In James the Porn King's case, maybe both. 
How the mighty have fallen! He got as cushy of a place as a corrupt ex-Suffolk County cop can get and he already blew it. James, you're a cop, you should know better than use the old "It's not mine' line. So Ahearn's ex-head cheerleader has been reduced to prison pill popper.

Sources: Drugs found in ex-Suffolk police chief James Burke’s prison cell
Updated May 9, 2017 8:50 AM
By Nicole Fuller and Robert E. Kessler,

Drugs were found in the prison cell of former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke at the federal detention center in Pennsylvania where he’s serving a 46-month sentence for beating a prisoner and orchestrating a cover-up of the assault, sources said on Monday.

Multiple sources said prison officials discovered oxycodone — a controlled substance prescribed by doctors for pain management — taped under a shelf inside the personal locker of Burke, who has been housed at a low-security federal prison in Allenwood, Pennsylvania, since late December.

Burke, 52, who was Suffolk’s highest-ranking uniformed officer for four years until his resignation in November 2015, was segregated from other inmates after the oxycodone was found recently and is undergoing drug testing, the sources said. The FBI in Pennsylvania is investigating the source of the drugs, sources said.

The FBI declined to comment.

In a statement Tuesday morning, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said that “for privacy reasons” the department “does not discuss whether a particular inmate is or has been the subject of allegations, investigations, or sanctions for misconduct in prison.”

Burke’s lawyer, John Meringolo of Manhattan, denied that drugs were found in Burke’s locker but said: “My client denies all allegations. He’ll be vindicated.”

Prison officials initially thought the drugs could have been synthetic marijuana, sold under the names K2 or Spice, but determined through laboratory testing that the drug was oxycodone, the sources said.

“That is utterly false,” Meringolo said. “That is so far from the truth.”

Burke pleaded guilty in February 2016 to obstruction of justice and violating the civil rights of prisoner Christopher Loeb, a self-admitted drug addict and petty thief.

In December 2012, Loeb broke into Burke’s departmental sport utility vehicle and stole the chief’s duffel bag, finding a gun belt, magazines of ammunition, a box of cigars, sex toys and pornography, prosecutors said.

Burke, a resident of St. James, acted “as a dictator” as he sought to cover up his crime, a conspiracy that impacted the entire police department, according to U.S. Judge Leonard Wexler, who sentenced Burke.

Federal prosecutors said in a pre-sentencing memorandum that Burke’s cover-up scheme included “the recruiting of high-ranking officials from other county agencies to assist him in the obstruction and to give teeth to his threats.”

“SCPD members who witnessed the assault came under direct and extreme pressure from the defendants and others to conceal it,” prosecutors said.

Burke apologized to Loeb at his sentencing. Loeb, 30, of Smithtown, was freed from prison in January after a Suffolk judge set aside his guilty plea in the Burke theft as a result of perjured testimony given by police officers at Burke’s direction.

Burke was held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn before being transferred to the Pennsylvania prison in late December. He did not request any special housing or security arrangements to keep him from potential harm or harassment by other inmates in Allenwood because of his former status as a high-ranking police officer, sources have said.

In the Brooklyn detention center, however, he lived in a unit that did not house violent offenders such as street gang members.

At the Pennsylvania prison, he was housed in a three-man cubicle — each prisoner has a bed and a locker — before he was moved to a special housing unit after the drugs were found, a source said.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Long Island man was acquitted by a jury of sex crimes. You can guess Ahearn's reaction to the news

A high profile sex crime case in Suffolk County ends in acquittal.

His eyes wet, Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu, a foster father who opened his Long Island home to scores of children with intellectual disabilities and mental illnesses, walked out of court here a free man on Tuesday after he was acquitted of endangering or sexually abusing boys in his care.

The verdict followed an emotional five-week trial in State Supreme Court that included testimony from eight accusers who had lived with Mr. Gonzales-Mugaburu, 60. It represented a stunning turnaround for him after more than a year in jail. And it dealt a blow to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, which prosecuted the high-profile case that had raised questions about the child welfare system.

Donald Mates, Mr. Gonzales-Mugaburu’s lawyer, had argued that his client — so trusted that New York City’s child welfare agency had placed 95 boys in his care over two decades, many of whom he adopted — was a strict but not abusive foster parent who had looked after troubled boys. Mr. Mates raised doubt about the credibility of the accusers, arguing that they were coached, and questioned why a detective who had interviewed some of the boys did not testify — a point some jury members mentioned after delivering the verdict.

Mr. Mates said his client looked forward to getting “his good name back after it’s been smeared over the past year and a half.” Mr. Gonzales-Mugaburu stood beside him and nodded his head.

An ‘Exemplary’ Foster Father, a String of Suspicions and Sexual-Abuse Charges APRIL 1, 2016
“Cesar’s just, obviously, very happy, very emotional,” Mr. Mates said.

The jurors, who spent more than a week deliberating the 16 charges, said they struggled to stay impartial as they fought through the strong emotions stirred by the case. They used a white board to painstakingly account for the many details they were given and built a timeline. They debated the definition of “reasonable doubt” and had the judge redefine it for them.

Jury members fainted, experienced dizziness and stomach problems, and lost sleep, said Louise Corcoran, a juror who is a teacher from West Islip.

But in the end, they decided that Mr. Gonzales-Mugaburu was not guilty of any of the charges.

“We were, you know, waiting for the rest of the story,” Ms. Corcoran said. “It never came.”

Jurors had “to try to finish the story in your head, which you really can’t do,” she said.

Tim Carney, the jury foreman, who is a firefighter from Islip, also pointed to gaps in the case against Mr. Gonzales-Mugaburu. The prosecutors “just never built that bridge, in our eyes,” Mr. Carney said.

“We can’t ask for evidence to come in,” he said.

Laura Ahearn's reaction is as expected-- "The system failed us, and by the way we have a new stat we pulled out of our asses and we have a new program just for this type of case so bring money."

Where does this dubious claim of foster kids being 10 times more likely to be sexually abused originate? And if this was actually true, then why even have a foster care system?

Of course, Ahearn is already prepared to take MORE of your taxpayer money to fund another of her dubious programs. Who would have guessed?

This is now slander, Ahearn. Looks like you should be worried about getting sued yet again.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Irony: Ahearn skips screening for her potential DA run

Irony, in its broadest sense, is a rhetorical device, literary technique, or event in which what appears, on the surface, to be the case, differs radically from what is actually the case.

I think it is ironic that Laura Ahearn cites ethics concerns given her penchant for cronyism with some of Suffolk County's worst criminals, like Dean Skelos and James Burke.

Laura Ahearn passed on Conservative screening for Suffolk DA

Updated March 3, 2017 5:44 PM
By Rick Brand

Possible Suffolk district attorney hopeful Laura Ahearn declined to appear before the Suffolk Conservative committee Sunday, saying the event posed a “potential ethical conflict,” even though the minor party tried to allay her qualms.

On the eve of candidate screening, Ahearn issued a statement criticizing the minor party for allowing party secretary Michael Torres to arrange the screening appointments for DA contenders while facing criminal charges himself.

Frank Tinari, Suffolk Conservative chair, said he learned of Ahearn’s concerns when a Newsday reporter sought a reaction to her statement on the eve of the screening. Encouraging her participation, Tinari said Torres had “graciously agreed” not to take part in the meeting. “We’d be happy to have her come,” he said. “We want to give everyone a chance to make their case.”

Tinari conveyed his offer to Suffolk Democratic chairman Richard Schaffer, who relayed it to Ahearn. She still declined to attend, saying the offer did “not inspire confidence that anything has changed under the current leadership.”

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Laura Ahearn, potential Suffolk Co. District Attorney candidate? Really?

If we can elect a person with no experience and who is a complete asshat to the office of President of the USA, Sofucked County can elect this complete moron to the office of persecutor. After all, why let that Tuoro law school diploma that she just received LAST DECEMBER go to waste? (That's right, folks, she has NEVER tried a case.)

Other potential Democratic contenders include David Calone, a former federal prosecutor; James Chalifoux, an assistant district attorney; Mark Lesko, former Brookhaven supervisor; William Wexler, Suffolk Industrial Development Agency counsel, Police Commissioner Timothy Sini; and Laura Ahearn, executive director of Parents for Megan’s Law.

Monday, February 20, 2017

There are 63 registry-related bills. Ahearn's bill is one of them.

A1651 is Laura Ahearn's bad bill increasing registration of Level 1s to 30 years as well as allowing municipalities to pass local residency restriction ordinances. The bill was referred to the Correction Subcommittee. Now is the time to fight this bad piece of legislation.

We need to find out when this A1651 is coming up for discussion. As soon as I have my answer I will post it.

Assemblyman David I. Weprin heads the Correction committee. Write, call, and most of all, find out when the public hearing is for A1651 so we can fight this bill.

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Below are all the bills currently in the NY state legislature. Those starting with a A are in Assembly and those starting with S are in the Senate.

The NY legislature begins on February 28, folks. We have one week to come up with a game plan to stop this crap.

This link is to the legislature bill lookup page:

Search Results Count = 63          Run Date: 2017/02/20   12:22 PM

Bill No.
A419 Perry (MS) --Provides for monitoring persons who are pedophiles and both level 3 sex offenders and sexual predators or predicate sex offenders with global positioning system
A540 Gunther (MS) --Provides for employment limits for level three sex offenders to outside a five hundred feet radius of a daycare or school
A570 Miller MG --Relates to level three designation for certain sex offenders under the sex offender registration act
A762 Miller MG --Requires sex offenders, regardless of their classification, to annually register with the division of criminal justice services for life
A805 Crouch (MS) --Prohibits registered sex offenders from using or being within five hundred feet of any state or municipal-owned park
A848 Gunther (MS) --Prohibits certain sex offenders from entering a school bus or within one thousand feet of a school bus stop
A860 Braunstein (MS) --Relates to sex offender residence limitation
A937 Thiele --Requires school districts, upon notification from law enforcement agencies, to notify residents of sex offenders living in the district
A1187 Simanowitz --Relates to the use of youthful offender adjudications in making recommendations for the supervision of sex offenders
A1188 Simanowitz --Provides for a sex offender public awareness outreach program to provide educational outreach to schools, community groups and clergy on issues related to sex offenders
A1193 Simanowitz --Relates to the timing of risk level determination hearings for certain convicted sex offenders
A1237 Zebrowski (MS) --Prohibits sex offenders who are on parole or probation, or conditionally discharged from being upon the premises of any facility providing child day care
A1360 Braunstein (MS) --Prohibits sex offenders from being entitled to licenses as state certified and licensed real estate appraisers
A1637 Hawley (MS) --Requires the employment address of certain sex offenders to be reported to the division of criminal justice services
A1651 Murray (MS) --Relates to sex offender registration and residency restrictions
A1712 Murray --Relates to facilitating compliance with the sex offender registry for offenders without a registerable residence
A1784 Hawley (MS) --Prevents level two or three sex offenders from working in amusement parks
A2430 Ortiz --Requires sex offenders who fail to register or verify twice or more to wear a location-tracking device
A2605 Sepulveda (MS) --Prohibits sex offenders whose victim was a child and level 3 sex offenders from knowingly being within 1,000 feet of a facility where pre-kindergarten or kindergarten instruction is provided
A2950 Simotas (MS) --Requires registered sex offenders to personally appear at the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction for purpose of having a photograph taken; repealer
A3006A Budget --Enacts into law major components of legislation necessary to implement the education, labor and family assistance budget for the 2017-2018 state fiscal year
A3259 Ortiz --Directs the commissioner of corrections and community supervision to establish standards for the distance from school grounds of the residence of certain sex offenders on probation or parole
A4035 Weprin --Establishes sex offender residency restrictions
A4082 Simotas (MS) --Requires sex offenders to annually return a verification form to the division of criminal justice services
A4458 Ortiz --Requires registered sex offenders to wear an electronic tagging device
A4686 Giglio --Creates the crime of reckless endangerment of the public health for recklessly transmitting HIV/AIDS
A4762 Kearns (MS) --Relates to prohibiting sex offenders from residing in community residences
A4788 Norris --Prohibits level two or three sex offenders from voting at a school or facility for children
A5026 McDonough (MS) --Requires electronic monitoring for certain sex offenders
A5113 Simotas (MS) --Expands the amount of information available about registered sex offenders on the division of criminal justice services website
A5129 McDonough (MS) --Requires providers of non-emergency, clinical outpatient treatment to patients on a continuing basis to determine whether they are sex offenders
A5613 Norris --Relates to residency and verification requirements for certain sex offenders
S249 ORTT --Requires the employment address of certain sex offenders to be reported to the division of criminal justice services
S602 BOYLE --Creates "Robin's law"; relates to mental health and chemical dependence outpatient treatment of sex offenders
S705 ORTT --Prohibits level two or three sex offenders from voting at a school or facility for children
S844 YOUNG --Creates the crime of reckless endangerment of the public health for recklessly transmitting HIV/AIDS
S962 FUNKE --Expands the amount of information available about registered sex offenders on the division of criminal justice services website
S968 MURPHY --Relates to sex offender residence limitation
S1006 ROBACH --Relates to sex offender registration of change of address and internet accounts
S1009 ROBACH --Prohibits level three sex offenders from living in college housing
S1014 ROBACH --Provides for a sex offender public awareness outreach program to provide educational outreach to schools, community groups and clergy on issues related to sex offenders
S1271 AVELLA --Directs the commissioner of corrections and community supervision to establish standards for the distance from school grounds of the residence of certain sex offenders on probation or parole
S1511 AVELLA --Relates to the timing of risk level determination hearings for certain convicted sex offenders
S1599 LAVALLE --Requires school districts, upon notification from law enforcement agencies, to notify residents of sex offenders living in the district
S1635 GOLDEN --Prohibits registered sex offenders from working with children
S1763 GOLDEN --Provides residency requirements for sex offenders
S1784 KLEIN --Prohibits placing of level 2 or 3 sex offenders in any temporary emergency housing or homeless shelters used to house families with children
S1787 KLEIN --Prohibits sex offenders whose victim was a child and level 3 sex offenders from knowingly being within 1,000 feet of a facility where pre-kindergarten or kindergarten instruction is provided
S2006A BUDGET --Enacts into law major components of legislation necessary to implement the education, labor and family assistance budget for the 2017-2018 state fiscal year
S2170 SERINO --Relates to permissible employment, employment related activities, and volunteer activities that may be performed by convicted sex offenders
S2173 SERINO --Requires sex offenders to verify their residence and registration on a biannual basis
S2178 FUNKE --Authorizes municipalities to establish residency restrictions for sex offenders required to register with the division of criminal justice services
S2408 GOLDEN --Prohibits sex offenders from being entitled to licenses as state certified and licensed real estate appraisers
S2477 GIANARIS --Requires registered sex offenders to personally appear at the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction for purpose of having a photograph taken; repealer
S2509 HELMING --Prohibits certain sex offenders from residing near school grounds
S2600 LANZA --Prohibits sex offenders from operating automobiles participating in mobile application based transportation networks or being employed by such transportation networks
S2638 LANZA --Increases the in-person appearance requirements for level two sex offenders
S2652A KLEIN --Prohibits sex offenders from playing augmented reality games
S3027 RANZENHOFER --Relates to prohibiting sex offenders from residing in community residences
S3030 HELMING --Makes the failure of a sex offender to register or verify pursuant to sex offender registration act, or working on an ice cream truck a class D felony
S3127 GIANARIS --Expands the amount of information available about registered sex offenders on the division of criminal justice services website
S3907 GRIFFO --Requires sex offenders who fail to register or verify twice or more to wear a location-tracking device
S3957 SEWARD --Prohibits level 2 and 3 sex offenders from residing within 1,500 feet of their victim or school grounds; also prohibits such offenders from attending school activities

Monday, January 23, 2017

Chumps for Children: Exposing Laura Ahearn's bogus 'Champions for Children' Award winners Part 1: Brian Pascale

Over the next few weeks, I'll be exposing each of PFML's so-called "Champions for Children," awards PFML gives to those who suck up to them the most.

Brian Pascale: At first I thought this was Peewee Herman. Why does this two-bit attorney get a reward from Ahearn? His only service is helping Ahearn sue a disabled man from Ohio for having the balls to stand up to Ahearn and her fellow bullies. He is a right-wing nut who reads websites like Brietbart and while he claims to help the oppressed, he makes fun of disabled individuals and makes implicit racist statements to boot.

Peewee Pascale accepting his Chumps for Children Award.

Notice the source of the article, an Alt-Right propagandist. 

The irony of this post when you consider comments posted below. 

Ironically, he is suing a man on behalf of PFML because they need "safe spaces"

The hypocrisy is strong in this post.

What Alt-Right nut isn't also a gun sucking wacko?

No comment necessary. He's a sicko. 

So? I think he was on point. 

He calls Muslims savages. How quaint.

Another Alt-Right source. 

Maybe you should also grow the fuck up. 

Called out for believing Alt-Right FAKE news.

If I workd for Pascale I might need some of those pills, too. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

At least half a dozen "Suffolk County's finest" helped disgraced Police Chief James Burke beat down guy who stole his porn stash

How many Suffolk County cops does it take to beat down a suspect? one to do the deed, plus at least six to cover it up.

‘Numerous’ cops pleaded guilty in James Burke cover-up, court papers say
Updated December 21, 2016 10:01 PM
By Andrew Smith

Members of the Suffolk police department who helped former chief James Burke cover up his beating of a heroin-addicted thief have been indicted and pleaded guilty in secret proceedings in federal court, according to a motion filed Wednesday in state Supreme Court.

The motion, filed in Riverhead on behalf of the man Burke beat, Christopher Loeb, 30, of Smithtown, seeks to set aside Loeb’s guilty plea to criminal possession of a weapon after a pretrial hearing in 2013. Loeb was sentenced to 3 years in prison in 2014.

“Criminal prosecutions should not be built on egregious police misconduct and perjury,” said Loeb’s attorney, Bruce Barket of Garden City. “It decimates the integrity of the system.”

Barket said attorneys involved in the case have told him at least six officers and detectives have pleaded guilty to crimes. Burke pleaded guilty in February to beating Loeb on Dec. 14, 2012, and orchestrating a cover-up, and is serving a prison sentence of 46 months.

“No one currently employed by the Suffolk County Police Department has pled guilty to any crimes in connection with Christopher Loeb,” said Assistant Police Commissioner Justin Meyers. Several officers and detectives associated with the Loeb case have since retired. Meyers would not say if others have retired or been fired. He added that when Commissioner Timothy Sini took office earlier this year, he “took aggressive steps to ensure the integrity of the department.”

Beyond that, Meyers said, “Our partners at the U.S. Attorney’s office have asked us not to comment and we are going to honor their request.”

A spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office for the Eastern District declined to comment on Barket’s claim.

Sources familiar with the case confirmed law enforcement officers were indicted, but would not say how many.

In one of the indictments a Suffolk officer was charged with conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice, and agreed to cooperate with authorities as part of a plea deal, sources said. That officer has not been sentenced.

In another case, an officer who had “significant information” to provide against Burke but was deemed to be less culpable was granted immunity, according to the sources.

Loeb testified at the pretrial hearing that he had stolen a duffel bag from Burke’s police-issued sport utility vehicle, and said that in addition to a gun belt, it contained “disgusting pornography,” sex toys and other items. Burke personally retrieved the duffel bag before it could be kept as evidence.

During the hearing before state Supreme Court Justice Martin Efman, officers and detectives denied searching Loeb’s house on Burke’s orders and said they did so only to assist probation officers who were arresting Loeb for having brass knuckles.

Officers and detectives also testified they saw Burke take a look at Loeb at the Fourth Precinct in Hauppauge, but denied witnessing or participating in a beating. Efman found the officers to be credible, but Barket said Burke’s guilty plea showed they were all lying.

The witnesses at the pretrial hearing included Det. Thomas Cottingham, Det. Anthony Leto, Det. Christopher Nealis, Det. Kenneth Regensburg, Det. Keith Sinclair, Sgt. Michael Kelly and Officer Brian Draiss. Witnesses said Det. Kenneth Bombace was involved in the case, too.

Since Burke’s plea, Loeb’s new motion says that “numerous other members of the Suffolk County Police Department have been indicted, and have pled guilty to crimes committed against Loeb in connection with this incident, including others who testified at Loeb’s suppression hearing. Their identities have not yet been disclosed, and their files are currently sealed because the investigation is still ongoing.”

The motion does not reveal the source of that information. There were no other details on the cases.

A special prosecutor, William Ferris of Islandia, will handle the motion because of Burke’s close ties to Suffolk District Attorney Thomas Spota, which date to when Burke was a teenage witness against four defendants in the notorious 1979 murder of 13-year-old John Pius. Ferris said he had just received Barket’s motion and needs time to consider the arguments.

His reply to Barket’s motion is due Jan. 6.

Burke’s Manhattan-based attorney, John Meringolo, said he was unaware of the filing and he declined to comment.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Bellone and Ahearn are taking this dog and pony show on the road via local media

Bellone and Ahearn are taking their dog and pony show to the Suffolk County media in order to drum up support for their previously failed campaign to extend registration periods of registered citizens as well as allowing municipalities to create and enforce local residency restrictions.

Bellone and Ahearn are both misleading the public, as evidenced by the articles previously posted here. This program costs the county nearly a million dollars just in the main contract between the county and PFML, not counting the lawsuits. By their own admission, recidivism was so rare in Suffolk County BEFORE the implementation of this CONTROVERSIAL contract that the alleged reduction in recidivism could easily be explained as the law of averages or simply their program is actually driving people to report less.

PFML is costing taxpayers even more by the number of lawsuits that they are involved in, and with the county attorneys now involved in defending Ahearn from the lawsuits her harassment campaign has initiated, the taxpayers are footing the bill for far more than that initial $900k contract. (Your taxpayer dollars are going to sue a man living in Ohio on a fixed income and no assets, for protesting PFML and their controversial contract. Your tax dollars at work.)

They're also paying more for that liability insurance that went from $4500 annually to $25k annually, and the county was more than happy to dip into the actual fund for crime victims to pay for that, meaning less money for crime victims and more money for the criminals.

Speaking of criminals, were you folks aware that disgraced politician Dean Skelos was one of Ahearn's "Champion for Children" award winners? Lets not forget Laura Ahearn's connection to that disgraced convicted criminal James Burke. These two folks were once proudly listed at the top of PFML's list of contributors.

Phoney Belloney and PFML makes the dubious claim that this contract saves taxpayers lots of money because they say a detective for Suffolk County costs $200k annually. That would be only if the county sent the officers with the highest seniority to conduct these compliance checks, and no police department in the USA does that. Starting pay for a Suffolk Co detective far lower than that (maybe $50k or so) and it takes decades to each that cap, and that includes overtime hours. PFML claims they only hire those with decades of Law Enforcement experience. They hired six ex-cops to do this job. How much do they really make, do they work the amount of overtime a police detective can, and would the Suffolk Co PD even need six dedicated officers for a task they are supposed to be doing themselves? For comparison, here in Cincinnati, where I live, the Hamilton Co. Sheriff's Office handles more registrants than Suffolk Co. NY, yet has only three dedicated officers and can boast a compliance rate equal to, or possibly better, than the Suffolk County contract, with half the personnel. (Just an FYI, compliance is rarely an issue even where registration laws are allegedly lax.)

In regards to s*x crime rates, both of recidivism and of arrests of those with no prior record, read the NY study by Sandler entitled "Does a Watched Pot Boil" (it is easy to find online). It found about 95% of s*x crime arrests are of first time offenders and Megan's Flaw has NO impact on arrest rates or recidivism rates. What a waste of YOUR taxpayer dollars!

The solution here is not to give in to Phoney Belloney's fearmongering to justify giving more tax money to his political cronies at PFML. Instead, PFML should be defunded and this controversial contract should come to an end. Bellone and Ahearn should be investigated AND CONVICTED for human rights violations and share a cell with Burke and Skelos.

Below is Phoney Bellonne's propaganda:

We must protect our children from sex offenders


I am writing to you not only as Suffolk County Executive but also as a parent of three young children to discuss an issue of the utmost importance: protecting our kids and families from sex offenders. 

During my time as Babylon Town Supervisor, we took a leadership position on the sex offender issue. We sued to end the terrible practice of housing more than a dozen unsupervised sex offenders at the former Brook Motel in North Babylon. We created the first GIS mapping system in New York State to track sex offenders living in the Town of Babylon. We also became the first municipality to utilize town code enforcement officers to verify whether sex offenders were living where they reported on the Megan’s Law Sex Offender Registry. In advancing these protective measures, we worked closely with one of the leading advocacy organizations in our state and nation on this issue, Parents for Megan’s Law and its longtime director Laura Ahearn. 

When I took office as Suffolk County Executive in 2012, I took all of my experiences in Babylon and all the lessons learned and worked with Suffolk County Police Department and Parents for Megan’s Law to develop the Community Protection Act (CPA), the toughest sex offender enforcement, monitoring and verification program in the nation. Adopted in 2013, the CPA created a public-private partnership with Parents for Megan’s Law, who utilize retired law enforcement officers to ensure the sex offender registry is up to date by verifying home address registration information for sex offenders living in Suffolk County and enforce laws to prevent sex offenders from preying on our children online. 

Since passing the Community Protection Act: 

• Nearly 300 social media accounts belonging to sex offenders (over 200 of them Suffolk County registrants) have been removed by Facebook

• Over 10,000 in-person home verification visits for Level 1, 2 and 3 registrants have been executed

• Nearly 95 percent of Level 2 and Level 3 offenders were brought into compliance through home address registration

• Recidivism has been reduced by 81 percent for Suffolk County eligible sex offender registrants against Suffolk County residents.

The Community Protection Act is working! 

That’s why I’m so alarmed that the Community Protection Act is currently under assault by sex offenders unhappy with the level of monitoring that we do in Suffolk County. Multiple lawsuits have been filed by sex offenders and organizations supporting them in an effort to strike down the Community Protection Act. 

We need New York State to enact legislation that will give the authority back to Suffolk County to enact reasonable residency restriction laws, prevent certain dangerous registrants from dropping off the registry, and protect critical sex offender management programs such as the Community Protection Act to allow Suffolk County to continue our work protecting kids and families from sex offenders. 

Please go to to sign our online petition urging New York State to protect the Community Protection Act and close the sex offender loophole by prioritizing passage of sex offender legislation in the next legislative session.

We want to arm our state representatives with the grassroots support they need to fight for this important legislation in Albany.

Under the Community Protection Act, Suffolk County funds the coordination of educational presentations offered by Parents for Megan’s Law in schools across our county in an effort to arm parents with the tools and knowledge they need to help protect their families and children, and awareness they need to help prevent victimization. We strongly support the delivery of these programs to help protect our most vulnerable. To learn more about this important work, please go to 

We owe it to our children to do everything we can under the law to keep them safe. Please join me in calling for the strengthening of our sex offender laws in New York State by signing our online petition at If you are interested in collecting signatures for our petition, please contact my office at 631-853-5027.

Thank you for your support.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The hypocrisy of Eileen Panico, PFML cheerleader and wannabe vigilante thug

Eileen Panico, wannabe vigilante
During an April protest against PFML's controversial contract with Suffolk County, a woman posing as a reporter interviewed the protesters with the sole purpose of collecting info on them to harass them online. This woman is whack job named Eileen Kennedy Panico (last known address 1869 Louis Kossuth Ave., Ronkonkoma, NY 11779, phone #  (631) 738-1372), one of Laura Ahearn's most loyal subjects. 

The lead protester, Derek Logue, who also runs a blog exposing online wannabe vigilantes like Eileen Panico, (and has already posted about her), tells us what really happened: 

About 9:30 am, not long after my arrival (and before the other six protesters arrived) some lady (Eileen) was taking pictures and held a notepad, presenting herself as if she was a reporter. I thought nothing about it and she asked me some mundane questions about why we are protesting. It was a windy morning, and one of our signs blew into the parking lot, and I asked her to retrieve it for me, and she did. She thanked me for speaking, then left.

So all this big gangster talk on the internet is laughable. It took all she had not to physically harm me? ROFLMAO! What a joke. First, she would have been arrested. Second, there is no way this person could hurt me short of a long distance projectile. She couldn't even call me a "disgusting piece of garbage" to my face, despite the fact I was engaging in a peaceful protest with so few demonstrators, right?

Eileen runs (or helps run) a number of Facebook pages:

In case she disputes the claim she runs this page
Eileen Panico has been targeting Mr. Logue online for over half a year now, although she couldn't say anything in person (because most online vigilantes are cowards in real life without a gun and backup). But that hasn't stopped her from slandering and attacking Mr. Logue. Here is one example:

There are three things to mention here. First, she cites a number of online vigilante websites, including notorious (and now deceased) vigilante Valerie "Valigator" Parkhurst from Ft Lauderdale, whose only real claim to fame was getting arrested for pulling a gun on a registered citizen for no reason. Yeah, if it is on the internet it much be true (PFML seems to have the same philosophy, as we have previously discussed on this blog). Second, she obviously discriminates against those with mental illness. (So what if Mr. Logue is "bipolar"? I imagine she's at the least an undiagnosed mentally ill person, judging by her posts.) Finally, she bashes Mr. Logue for "liv[ing] off the government teat" and fundraising for protests. 

This last point is particularly hypocritical given the fact Eileen is begging people for money online, collecting food stamps AND disability. And now, I present to you, Eileen Panico's GoFundMe page:

They've applied for assistance and unfortunately, they don't get much. Disability pays their taxes and despite what you might think - food stamps for the family covers the basics. It doesn't allow them to get personals  such as toilet paper, toothpaste, shampoo and conditioner and other personal items. (That comes from Eileen’s part time salary)  They are now behind on many bills - electric, water, phone and the credit card bills from before his illness remain unpaid. 

How are the Panicos able to receive food stamps if they own a camper, house and car? Seems to me Eileen's hate is catching up to her the way it caught up to Valerie Parkhurst. Eileen Panico should expect to be served with court papers in a few days. What is good for the goose is good for the gander. Accusing someone of being a pedophile and stalking the community is slander. Maybe PFML will hire an Ohio attorney since PFML's attorneys aren't in Ohio.

This is what is known as "slander."
ADDENDUM: I wanted to share a new post by this group, since they fail to distinguish between "sex offender" and "pedophile":

Yes, it IS slander to make such a bogus claim as Eileen Panico has done. First off, being on the registry does not equate to being a "convicted pedophile." There is no statute in the law called "pedophilia." Thus, one cannot be convicted of "pedophilia" since there is NO CRIME called "pedophilia." Second, Mr. Logue does not run this blog, though we receive information from him, Eileen fails at research once again, which I find amusing. We have also proven that Eileen Panico IS the only known contributor to that FB page (see screenshot above where Panico admits to being "one of the main contributors"), so unless someone else is willing to assume responsibility for this false statement, then Eileen Panico is liable under the law. She 

Monday, November 7, 2016

James Burke, Ex-Suffolk County Police Chief, Is Sentenced to 46 Months

This was one of Laura Ahearn's biggest supporters.

James Burke, Ex-Suffolk County Police Chief, Is Sentenced to 46 Months
New York Times | Nov. 2, 2016

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — The once popular and swaggering chief of the Suffolk County Police Department, James Burke, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison on Wednesday for a series of misdeeds that began after a duffel bag belonging to him was stolen from his parked sport utility vehicle.

The duffel bag contained pornography and sex toys. Its disappearance in December 2012 set Mr. Burke off on a furious effort to find the thief, teach him a lesson, recover the bag and make sure the episode stayed quiet. It did not.

Mr. Burke’s efforts at a cover-up set in motion a scandal that reverberated through Long Island politics, making new enemies out of old allies and leading to an ever-widening inquiry by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that is now scrutinizing not only the police, but also prosecutors and the judiciary.

That larger investigation showed no signs of having ended on Wednesday, even as the man at its center was given a stiff sentence by a federal judge who was unimpressed by Mr. Burke’s apology, or the more than 80 letters he had received from Mr. Burke’s friends and family, pleading for leniency.
The judge, Leonard D. Wexler of Federal District Court, compared Mr. Burke’s style as police chief to that of a dictator who commanded a loyal following. Judge Wexler said that Mr. Burke had “corrupted a system,” and that his crimes were not limited to a single episode.

“It did not take one day,” Judge Wexler said of Mr. Burke’s efforts to thwart the F.B.I.’s investigation. “It stretched over three years.”

Mr. Burke, 52, has been held in a federal jail for 11 months, ever since his arrest last December, on charges of violating the thief’s civil rights and conspiring to obstruct justice, ended a colorful three-decade career in law enforcement.

Mr. Burke had undergone an unusual introduction to the policing profession. As a teenager, he was a key witness in one of Long Island’s most notorious murders: the killing of a 13-year-old named John Pius, whose battered body was found in the woods in Smithtown, N.Y., in 1979 with six rocks jammed down his throat.

The prosecutor in that case was Thomas J. Spota, who would go on to become the district attorney in Suffolk County and a major supporter of Mr. Burke’s career. As a young police officer, Mr. Burke developed a reputation as an aggressive street cop with a knack for catching criminals and a streak of risky behavior. His career was almost derailed early on by a relationship with a prostitute, and his habit of losing his service weapon. But he kept rising through the ranks, ultimately becoming the top uniformed chief of the county police force on the eastern half of Long Island, a job he secured in 2011 with Mr. Spota’s support.

As chief, Mr. Burke adopted the latest crime-fighting strategies and was credited with some success in reducing crime. A cigar-smoking raconteur, Mr. Burke also ran his police department, with about 2,300 officers, in a manner at odds with the latest police management journals. In one recent legal filing, prosecutors say his office “was repurposed into a makeshift bar which was open every night for ‘drinks.’” Mr. Burke also had subordinates “conduct surveillance” on his girlfriend or his girlfriend’s exes, prosecutors claimed in the legal filing.

Initially, the case against Mr. Burke had a narrow focus: Had he punched, and even threatened to kill, the duffel-bag thief?

Mr. Burke pressured detectives to commit perjury in court and to lie to federal agents who were investigating the assault.

For a time, his cover-up did, in fact, stymie the F.B.I. But in 2015, after more than two years, federal agents gained the cooperation and testimony of at least 10 police officers, some of whom corroborated the details of Mr. Burke’s violent conduct after officers arrested the man who had snatched the duffel bag from his GMC Yukon.

The thief, Christopher Loeb, a young heroin addict who routinely broke into parked cars and pilfered whatever he could find, was brought to a station house and shackled to the floor of an interrogation room.

Mr. Burke barged into the room. The police chief punched Mr. Loeb and shook his head violently. At one point, prosecutors said, he threatened Mr. Loeb, telling him that he would receive a “hot shot,” slang for a fatal dose of heroin.

Mr. Loeb, still handcuffed and shackled to the floor, called Mr. Burke a pervert, apparently berating him about the pornography in the duffel bag. At that point, prosecutors wrote in a legal filing, Mr. Burke “went out of control,” screaming at and beating Mr. Loeb until one of the detectives said, “Boss, that’s enough, that’s enough.”

Mr. Loeb spoke at the sentencing, describing how Mr. Burke’s violent behavior had done more than just injure and frighten him. “Your crime is first against me and then against the entire system of justice,” Mr. Loeb said, looking directly at Mr. Burke. “The punishment for petty theft should never include a vicious beating by the chief of police.”

Mr. Loeb said he still worried that one of Mr. Burke’s subordinates would come after him. “I will never again feel comfortable in Suffolk County, the place I used to call home,” he said.

Mr. Loeb, who is currently imprisoned in connection with a parole violation, said he drew some satisfaction from the fact that Mr. Burke had been reduced to his own circumstances. “Now look at us both; we’re both incarcerated,” he said, his glance falling on the khaki jail uniform that Mr. Burke wore.

Mr. Burke had already spoken briefly, acknowledging that he had committed “a calamitous misdeed.” He apologized to Mr. Loeb.

From the judge, he simply asked for a “reasonable and just sentence.”

The courtroom was crowded with reporters and prosecutors, and, in keeping with Mr. Burke’s reputation as a polarizing figure, several benches were packed with friends and critics.

Prosecutors had sought a sentence of 51 months in prison, claiming in a legal filing this week that a severe sentence was appropriate because Mr. Burke’s conduct had “severely undermined the public’s trust in law enforcement at a time in which relations between law enforcement and the public are at an all-time low.”

Mr. Burke is the only person criminally charged in the case, and he has surprised a number of Suffolk County politicians and police officials by refusing to cooperate with prosecutors or help them build cases against his former colleagues.

In a recent court filing, prosecutors said their investigation was “ongoing with respect to other co-conspirators,” a hint that other lawmen could still face charges.

The federal investigation appears to be casting a wide net, looking at people outside Mr. Burke’s inner circle. Over the past year, the investigation, which is being handled by the United States attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York, has begun to look at the Suffolk County district attorney’s office, according to three law enforcement officials who were not authorized to speak about the investigation.

In particular, federal prosecutors have examined a number of cases handled by the top anticorruption prosecutor in the district attorney’s office, Christopher McPartland, for improprieties, including the possibility that political motivations had played a role, according to the three officials.

The district attorney’s office has said that Mr. McPartland has “conducted himself ethically, professionally and lawfully.”

The federal investigation has also led agents to seek evidence concerning the question of whether judgeships are for sale in Suffolk County, according to two people with knowledge of that aspect of the inquiry.

--A version of this article appears in print on November 3, 2016, on page A22 of the New York edition with the headline: Ex-Suffolk County Police Chief Is Sentenced to 46 Months.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Three men tried to kill a registered citizen, killed an old lady instead. Tell me again why PFML wants to expand the registry?

Parents For Megan's Law wants the info of level 1 registrants in NY state to register for longer than 20 AND they publish level 1 info in violation of state law. Here is why this is a bad idea-- three vigilante thugs killed an elderly woman and left 13 people homeless by starting a fire in an attempt to kill someone on the registry. None of these killers will be on PFML's website.

2 suspects go to Troy in fatal arson
2 waive extradition, 3rd to have hearing in North Carolina
By Kenneth C. Crowe II Updated 9:45 pm, Monday, June 8, 2015

Two of the three suspects in the fatal May 1 arson have waived extradition from North Carolina while the third will have a hearing next week on returning to Troy, a spokesman for Rensselaer County District Attorney Joel Abelove said Monday.

The three are charged with first-degree arson for allegedly setting the fire, which authorities now believe caused the death of Gladys Halpin, 82.

Halpin was rescued from the 520 Second Ave. apartment building fire, during which she suffered a heart attack. Firefighters were able to revive her and get her to the hospital. She died May 23 at Bay State General Hospital in Massachusetts. Final autopsy results have not yet been released.
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On Sunday, David Stanley, 22, of East Greenbush, was arraigned in City Court and sent to the jail without bail, police spokesman Capt. Daniel DeWolf said. He had previously waived extradition in North Carolina before being brought to Troy.

On Monday, Tyler Smith, 24, formerly of Castleton, waived his extradition at a hearing in Raleigh, N.C., and will be back in Troy by the end of the week, said Jonathan Desso, a spokesman for Abelove.

Abby Slaga, 21, of East Greenbush, did not waive extradition because she wanted to consult with an attorney, Desso said. Slaga's hearing will be June 16 in Franklin County, N.C. She will continue to be held on a fugitive from justice warrant in the Franklin County Jail without bail.

Stanley, Slaga and Smith were arrested last week by Raleigh police and Franklin County deputies on fugitive warrants issued in Troy. City detectives took part in the arrests.

DeWolf said detectives would return to Raleigh to bring back Smith.

According to Stanley's arrest report and criminal complaint, at least two people have given statements to police about what they saw and heard that night.

Those witnesses said Monday that the three defendants and a man who lived on the second floor of 520 Second Ave. had a feud over money that was apparently stolen from the tenant.

"They spray painted 'Rapo' on his door and on the building," said one witness who did not want his name used. "He was a Level 1 sex offender, we were told, but it sounded to me like they were arguing over money. I could smell the gasoline they used to set the fire outside his door."

The target of the flames was convicted of a sex crime in 2004, officials said.

Another witness said she had just come home from work that night and heard the argument and went to see what was going on.

"Then I saw the whole building just go 'boom' and saw the three people run out the door, one on fire. I then rushed around to make sure everyone was getting out."

Smith had been out of state prison for just a week before he allegedly took part in setting the fatal fire, according to authorities and New York state inmate records. He had been in prison for attempted burglary in Rensselaer County.

The three fled to the home in North Carolina of a relative of one of the suspects.

Officials said all three were friends and Slaga was involved in a romantic relationship with one of the men, but they did not specify which one.

Officials declined to say how the fire was set.

A video from the night of the fire appeared to show three people fleeing the building at 520 Second Ave.

The fire spread to neighboring 518 Second Ave. next door. Both buildings were heavily damaged and are now boarded up.

The investigation continues, and authorities have not ruled out additional charges.

The May 1 fire has not been linked to an earlier string of 13 fires set in Lansingburgh between July 2014 and February 2015, police said.

Today we learned the fate of these vigilante scumbags:

TROY, NY (WRGB) Three people involved in setting a fire that lead to the death of an elderly Lansingburgh woman learned their fate Thursday.

82-year-old Grace Halpin shortly after fire broke out at 520 Second Ave. in May 2015.

Tyler Smith had pleaded guilty to arson and manslaughter.

Tyler Smith was sentenced to 20 years in prison.

Back in August, 23-year-old David Stanley plead guilty to one count of arson and one count of manslaughter and will spend 22 years behind bars.

A third person, Abbey Slaga was sentenced to 2 and 1/3 to 7 years in prison for her role in the fire.

That fire also left 13 people homeless.

Abbey Slaga

David Stanley

Tyler Smith