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VOL. 16 • NUMBER 38 • SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

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Bus Driver Responsible for Main Street Massacre that Killed Three and Injured 17 had Shady Past behind the Wheel City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, MTA Chairman Joe Lhota, and Mayor Bill de Blasio survey damage following Monday morning crash in Flushing. Raymond Mong, 49, was driving the Dahlia charter when he blew through a red light and slammed into Q20 bus at Northern Boulevard and Main Street. He died at the scene.

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Cops Seize 213 Pounds of Fentanyl, Heroin, Coke in Massive Kew Gardens Drug Bust

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Richmond Hill Park Fest is Family Af-Fair

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Ulrich Encourages Constituents to Utilize Graffiti Cleaning Initiative

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Kew Gardens Drug Bust Nets 140 Pounds of Pure Fentanyl By Michael V. Cusenza Authorities last month seized more than 140 pounds of pure fentanyl – the largest haul of the dangerous painkiller ever recorded in the five boroughs – from a residential building in Kew Gardens. On Aug. 1, agents and detectives from the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division and the City Police Department’s Queens Narcotics Major Case Squad recovered a total of 213 pounds of narcotics, including fentanyl, heroin, and cocaine, at an apartment building on 120th Street. “The NYPD has been successful in drug interdiction to date, but this seizure goes down in history as a milestone in the ongoing fight against fentanyl,” said Police Commissioner Jim O’Neill. “This case demonstrates our Department’s deep commitment to protecting the public from drug cartels that seek to profit at the expense of our citizens.” Prior to the search, NJ-DEA agents saw Rogelio Alvarado-Robles and Blanca FloresSolis driving in a silver Mercedes-Benz with Florida license plates as they traveled to a Walmart in Manahawkin, N.J. In the Walmart parking lot, Alvarado-Robles took a

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Last month the Queens Narcotics Major Case Squad recovered the largest amount of fentanyl in the history of the city – 64 kilograms, or more than 140 pounds, of the dangerous painkiller – from an apartment in Kew Gardens.

shopping bag from an unidentified male and then joined Flores-Solis, who had already entered the Walmart. Inside the Walmart, Alvarado-Robles placed the shopping bag into a backpack that Flores-Solis had been carrying. Both then left the Walmart and returned to their car, into which Alvarado-Robles placed the backpack. After several other stops along the way, Alvarado-Robles and Flores-Solis travelled to the Kew Gardens apartment building and pulled into the garage. After they parked, agents approached

them and recovered what appeared to be one kilogram of cocaine from the backpack. Agents and detectives determined that Alvarado-Robles and Flores-Solis were associated with Apt. 4F in the 120th Street building and went to the apartment above the underground parking lot in order to secure the location. At approximately 9 p.m., investigators obtained a court-authorized search warrant and examined 4F. According to authorities, on the floor of one of the bedrooms were four suitcases and a purse,

which were found to contain numerous kilogram-sized packages of narcotics. The packages were wrapped in several different colors of plastic wrap and tape. “The seizure of this amount of narcotics, especially the fentanyl, undoubtedly saved countless lives,” said NJ-DEA Special Agent in Charge Carl Kotowski. “The sheer volume of fentanyl pouring into the city is shocking,” added Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan. “It’s not only killing a record number of people in New York City, but the city is used as a hub of regional distribution for a lethal substance that is taking thousands of lives throughout the Northeast.” Subsequent NYPD laboratory analysis revealed that of the 97 packages of narcotics recovered, fentanyl was present in 86. In addition to the 64 kilograms of pure fentanyl, 22 kilograms were composed of fentanyl mixed with heroin, the synthetic opioid tramadol and the tranquilizer ketamine. “We are facing a new and increasingly deadly crisis in our communities,” said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. “Heroin mixed with the synthetic drug fentanyl is a deadly cocktail. As a result, we’ve seen staggering numbers of fatal overdoses – far outpacing homicides in Queens.”

NYC will be First City to Force Building Owners to Dramatically Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions By Forum Staff Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced new mandates that will force building owners to make sharp reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. The new rules will compel owners to meet fossil fuel caps – requiring deeper upgrades to boilers, water heaters, roofs and windows on an accelerated 2030 timeframe – with significant penalties for failure to comply. When President Donald Trump earlier this year announced the United States would abandon the Paris Climate Agreement, de Blasio pledged that the five boroughs would adhere to the treaty and accelerate its own actions to reach the “80 percent Photo Courtesy of Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photography Office reduction in emissions by the “We must shed our buildings’ reliance on fossil fuels here and now,” Mayor de Blasio said. 2050” target. Fossil fuels used for heat and hot water in buildings fects of climate change, according ings, helping us continue to honor forming 14,500 buildings, which are the city’s single largest source to the administration. the goals of the Paris Agreement. together produce 24 percent of of greenhouse gas emissions, de “Time is not on our side,” de No matter what happens in Wash- the city’s total greenhouse gas Blasio noted. Blasio said. “New York will con- ington, we will not shirk our re- emissions. The mandates announced by tinue to step up and make critical sponsibility to act on climate in In order to meet these targets, the mayor on Thursday frontload changes to help protect our city our own backyard.” building owners will make imthe most dramatic reductions into and prevent the worst effects of According to City Hall, man- provements to boilers, heat disthe coming decade, and are the climate change. We must shed our dated fossil fuel caps will apply to tribution, hot water heaters, roofs first step the City must take to buildings’ reliance on fossil fuels all buildings over 25,000 square- and windows, de Blasio noted, help hold global temperature in- here and now. To do this, we are feet, and will trigger replacement requiring deeper changes during creases to just 1.5 degrees Celsius mandating upgrades to increase of fossil fuel equipment and effi- their replacement or refinancing and avoid the most disastrous ef- the energy efficiency of our build- ciency upgrades in the worst-per- cycles over the next 12 to 17 years. 2 SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 • Number 38 VOL. 16 • THE FORUM NEWSGROUP

According to the administration, the new targets will reduce total citywide greenhouse emissions seven percent by 2035 – the single-largest step ever taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to taking 900,000 cars off the road, and spur 17,000 green jobs performing building retrofits. The plan will be enacted via legislation, backed by the administration and sponsored by City Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria), chairman of the Environmental Protection Committee. Other benefits from this program include: Less reliance on fossil fuels:  By 2035, 14-percent reduction in natural gas use and a 20-percent reduction in fuel oil use. Cleaner air:  By 2035, improved air quality, enough to avoid 40 premature deaths and 100 emergency room visits related to asthma every year. Lower annual energy costs, more comfortable indoor spaces:  By 2035, energy-cost savings up to $300 million per year for multifamily building owners, and more consistent temperature for tenants.

Goldfeder Endorses Incumbent Eric in Council District 32 Race By Michael V. Cusenza

Set to serve as chairman of ‘Democrats for Ulrich’

City Councilman Eric Ulrich’s (ROzone Park) campaign might have called it “a stunning show of bipartisan unity,” but anyone who has covered south Queens politics over the past eight years knows that former Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder’s announcement Monday morning that he is endorsing Ulrich in the incumbent’s run for his last and final term representing Council District 32, and chairing the “Democrats for Ulrich” group, is just more evidence of a mutually beneficial relationship that has traversed aisles and transcended party lines. “This bipartisan endorsement will further demonstrate Councilman Ulrich’s commitment to representing and fighting for all his constituents,” the campaign said. On Monday in Ozone Park, Goldfeder, a popular public servant who represented the 23rd Assembly District from September 2011 to November 2016, said that Ulrich has always been about his constituents, regardless of party affiliation. “It’s not about label, it’s not about always

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Former Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (l.), a proud Democrat, endorsed GOP Councilman Eric Ulrich (second from l.) in Ozone Park on Monday.

agreeing on everything,” Goldfeder added. “It’s about working hard and getting the job done…[Eric] has been an amazing partner to me and to all of our families.” Ulrich, who thanked his friend for his “trust, confidence, and friendship,” pledged that his campaign leading up to the Nov. 7 general election will be marked by “a broad coalition of support [from] Democrats, Re-

publicans and Independents.” Ulrich and Goldfeder worked on myriad issues and initiatives together in south Queens communities before Goldfeder decided not to run for re-election in 2016 and took a job with Yeshiva University, including rebuilding neighborhoods in the hectic aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, transportation safety, and the concerns of military

veterans. Ulrich, who in March announced that he had decided against running for mayor this year, is set to take on Democrat Mike Scala in the general election. Scala tallied 44 percent of the vote in last week’s Primary to earn the nomination. “Our neighbors voted overwhelmingly for better transportation, more health care options, educational innovations and holding the City accountable to us,” Scala said on Thursday. “We look forward to carrying this winning message to the general election in November.” Scala, who lives in Howard Beach, is an attorney and public transportation activist. He characterized the 32nd District – which covers Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Ozone Park, Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Richmond Hill, Rockaway Park, Roxbury, South Ozone Park, West Hamilton Beach and Woodhaven – as “an incredibly resilient district and our communities deserve a councilmember who will fight relentlessly for them.”

Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison for Shooting Woman during South Ozone Park Carjacking By Forum Staff A Queens man has been sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for shooting a woman during the course of a carjacking in South Ozone Park last year, and participating in another carjacking as well, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Thursday. Donald Warren and his co-defendant, John Howard, previously pleaded guilty to carjacking and related firearms charges. According to court records, Warren and Howard participated in a string of violent carjackings between December 2015 and January 2016 in which the victims were threatened, robbed, and forced from their vehicles at gunpoint. As part of his plea agreement, Warren admitted to participating in an armed carjacking outside the Hampton Inn on 135th Avenue that resulted in the shooting of a 53-year-old woman. The woman’s daughter was waiting in the passenger seat of a car parked in front of the hotel when




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Warren and his accomplice, John Howard, participated in an armed carjacking outside the Hampton Inn on 135th Avenue.

Warren, armed with a loaded gun, entered the vehicle. Warren threatened the daughter and drove the car, with the daughter trapped inside it, around the hotel parking lot. When her mother left the hotel a few minutes later, Warren exited the vehicle and demanded the mother’s purse. After the mother re-

fused and struck Warren in the face, he shot her in the chest. Howard and Warren then fled the scene. The shooting victim survived, but her injuries required hospitalization and surgery, federal authorities noted. Warren also admitted that he participated in a carjacking in December 2015 with


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Howard during which they stole a Mercedes-Benz in front of the Best Western hotel in Jamaica. Warren had threatened the driver with a gun, stole his wallet, and forced him out of his car. “Donald Warren and John Howard would prowl neighborhoods in Nassau and Queens looking for unsuspecting victims to carjack or rob at gunpoint,” said Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent-in-Charge Ashan Benedict, of the New York Field Division. “Their pattern of violent crime escalated in a short period to the shooting of an innocent 53-year-old woman seeking to protect herself while Warren brandished a handgun and threatened her. After shooting the victim, Warren and Howard used a car previously stolen at gunpoint as a getaway vehicle. Warren deserves every day of the sentence received, and we hope his lengthy imprisonment provides some solace to the victims of his crimes.” Howard is scheduled to be sentenced next month. For more information: Email – Facebook – Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic Twitter – @hblcivic Website –

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Schumer Calls on Feds to Launch Gas Price Gouge Watch


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“Gas prices should come back down to earth just as fast as they went up, but right now, my worry is they will not fall as fast as they should,” Sen. Schumer said.

By Forum Staff As gas prices soar this hurricane season, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer has asked federal authorities to establish a gouge watch effort. In a recent letter to Acting Federal Trade Commission Chairwoman Maureen Ohlhausen, New York’s senior senator noted the quick rise in prices at the pump in the city and on Long Island both ahead of and during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, and cited the potential of a very slow fall of those same prices now that things are getting back to normal, also known as market-clearing. “In terms of this nation’s supply and demand for gasoline, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were short-term disruptions that really shouldn’t have a long-term impact on prices at the pump,” Schumer said. “Gas prices should come back down to earth just as fast as they went up, but right now, my worry is they will not fall as fast as they should. The only thing

that makes a devastating natural disaster worse is the idea that that Big Oil could be making a buck off of the mess and hosing consumers, even after the storm has passed us by and the recovery has begun. That is why I am asking the FTC to launch a ‘gouge watch’ with oil producers, transporters, and refiners alike.” According to the American Automobile Association, the average price of gas  in the five boroughs is currently $2.95, and the average price of gas on Long Island is $2.84 – a 13-percent increase from before the storms. Schumer said that the FTC should prepare to take a close look into whether oil companies are taking advantage of consumers. Schumer also pointed out that while the FTC has limited powers regarding gas  price gouging, there is precedent for the agency to put pressure on the petroleum industry and see results – which is what a gouge watch would do. For example, in 2011, in light of increases in crude oil and refined petroleum product

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The senator said that that investigation also involved coordination with the Bureau of Economics, and resulted in several actions and scrutinized transactions within the crude industry that aimed to maintain a truly free market. Schumer said a gouge watch by federal officials would put Big Oil on notice and allow the new administration and consumers to feel more confident about the return of price-stability within the fuel market.

Operator of Jamaica and Flushing Hospitals to Pay $4M to Settle Federal Case

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The owner and operator of two borough hospitals has agreed to pay $4 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by engaging in improper financial relationships with referring physicians, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. The Department of Justice investigation revealed that MediSys Health Network, Inc., which owns and operates Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Flushing Hospital Medical Center, submitted false claims to the Medicare File Photo Program for services rendered to patients re- MediSys Health Network, Inc., owns and operates Jamaica Hospital Medical Center and Flushing Hospital ferred by physicians with whom MediSys had Medical Center. improper financial relationships, federal officials noted last Wednesday. The relationships with doctors who refer patients to them. bring suit on behalf of the United States and took the form of compensation and office lease The allegations were brought to DOJ’s at- share in any recovery, Bridget Rohde, acting arrangements that did not comply with the tention through the filing of a complaint pur- U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District, noted. requirements of the Stark Law, which restricts suant to the qui tam provisions of the False “Health care providers who enter into imthe financial accords that hospitals may have Claims Act. Under the act, private citizens can proper financial relations with referring phy4 SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 • Number 38 VOL. 16 • THE FORUM NEWSGROUP

sicians compromise the referral process and encourage over-utilization of services, to the potential detriment of both patients and taxpayers,” Rohde said. “We will hold health care providers accountable for their violations of federal law.” Scott Lampert, Special Agent-in-Charge, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, New York Region, added, “When hospital operators provide financial incentives to doctors for patient referrals, individuals rightfully wonder whose best interests are being served. We will continue to investigate such entities that fraudulently bill government health programs.” Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad Readler, of DOJ’s Civil Division, noted that the $4M penalty “should help to deter other health care providers from entering into improper financial relationships with physicians that can taint the physicians’ medical judgment, to the detriment of patients and taxpayers.”

Fair-y Good Time at 44th Annual Richmond Hill Park Fest By Michael V. Cusenza Hundreds of families descended on Forest Park on Saturday for food, fun, activities and much more at the 44th annual Richmond Hill Park Fair. Organized each year at the intersection of Park Lane South and Myrtles Avenue by the Richmond Hill Block Association, the free festival featured rides, raffles, live music courtesy of several bands, craft vendors,

giveaways, and dance and martial arts performances. This year’s fair was dedicated to Assemblyman Michael Simanowitz, who succumbed to cancer earlier this month. “He was always an advocate and friend to the Richmond Hill Block Association, as well his constituents,” the RHBA noted in a statement. Photos Courtesy of Franco Robin and Marilyn Mayer-Gaffney

Coalition of Attorneys General Expand Multistate Investigation into Opioid Crisis By Michael V. Cusenza A bipartisan coalition of 41 attorneys general from across the country has demanded information and documents from the manufacturers and distributors of prescription painkillers, part of a multistate investigation into whether the companies engaged in any unlawful practices in the marketing and distribution of opioids, State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Tuesday. “Too often, prescription opioids are the onramp to addiction for millions of Americans,” Schneiderman noted. “We’re committed to getting to the bottom of a broken system that has fueled the epidemic and taken far too many lives. New Yorkers whose families have been torn apart by the opioid crisis deserve to know if the industry put its bottom line ahead of patient safety. My office is committed to using every tool at our disposal to curb the epidemic and get those affected by it the help they need and the justice they deserve.” According to the NY AG’s Office, the investigative subpoenas and document requests were served  on Monday. Schneiderman said the coalition’s chief legal officers are now pooling resources to address the public health crisis, and are doing so with a broad focus on multiple entities at both the manufacturer and distribu-

Island, according to an analysis conducted by The New York Times. The attorneys general served subpoenas on the following pharmaceutical manufacturers and their related entities: • Endo International plc • Janssen Pharmaceuticals • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd./ Cephalon Inc. • Allergan Inc. Schneiderman said that the AG’s have also served a supplemental investigative subpoena on Purdue Pharma, and have demanded documents and information about distribution practices from the following opioid distribution companies, who together manage approximately 90 percent of the nation’s opioid distribution: • AmerisourceBergen Photo Courtesy of the Attorney General’s Office • Cardinal Health State AG Schneiderman said the bipartisan coalition is “committed to getting to the bottom of a broken system that • McKesson has fueled the [opioid] epidemic and taken far too many lives.” Additionally, on Monday, a bipartisan cotor levels. deaths in 2015 – including 2,754 in New alition of 37 attorneys general urged health Opioid distributors alone make nearly York – and opioid overdoses have quadrupled insurance companies to examine financial in$500 billion a year in revenue, Schniederman since 1999. Drug overdoses account for a large centives in their payment and coverage policies noted. Opioids – both prescription and illicit percentage of deaths among New Yorkers be- that contribute to the opioid epidemic. “Insurers must take a hard look at the sys– are the main driver of drug overdose deaths tween 15 and 44 years of age – accounting for nationwide and in the Empire State. Accord- an incredible 41 percent of deaths in upstate temic problems in our healthcare system that ing to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Sullivan County, 37 percent in Erie County, result in the over-prescription of opioids and Prevention, opioids were involved in 33,091 and 32 percent in Nassau County on Long fuel the cycle of addiction,” Schneiderman said. THE FORUM NEWSGROUP • VOL. 16 • Number 38 SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 | 5

Jamaica Medical Student Sentenced to Six Months in Jail for Sharing Child Porn By Forum Staff A Syracuse medical student has been sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty back in June to promoting sexual performance by a child. The defendant, identified as Brennan Chan, 36, of Jamaica, Queens plead guilty before Queens Supreme Court Justice Richard L. Buchter, tacked ten years probation onto the sentence, along with the requirement to register as a sex offender. Chan admitted to sharing over 800 pictures and videos online of underage children depicted in a sexual manner and performing various sexual acts. “There was a time when vile and disturbing

videos were mostly exchanged in dimly lit back alleys, but today turning on a computer and accessing the internet is all one needs for a peep show into the perverted,” said District Attorney Brown. "These digital files are for all intents and purposes images of crime scenes. They depict real children being cruelly victimized both physically and emotionally. These youngsters will carry the painful memories into adulthood and will live with the impact for their rest of their lives.” Charges say that, on July 4, 2014, a special agent with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations made use of a law enforcement tool to investigate individuals in the New York City area sharing images and videos

of child sexual abuse. The special agent made a direct connection with an IP (Internet Protocol) address that was being used by Chan and was able to download a video file, approximately 51 minutes in length, that was being shared. That file showed an eleven-year-old girl removing her clothing and exhibiting her genitalia and then performing sexual acts with an adult male and with another girl, who was younger than 16. A detective with the New York City Police Department’s Vice Major Case team used the same law enforcement tool on January 3, 2015, and connected to the IP address being used by Chan. The detective observed a list of files that were being shared by the defendant and was

able to download two of those videos - one of an approximate 12-year-old female performing a sexual act with an adult male and the other showed a girl of a similar age taking off her clothes and performing in a sexual manner. Further investigation discovered that Chan was using his neighbor’s internet service, have been given the wireless password several years before. Then, on February 3, 2015, a courtauthorized search warrant was executed at the defendant’s Jamaica, Queens home and a preliminary forensic exam at that time on his computer found approximately numerous videos showing children under the age of twelve involved in sexual acts with adult males or performing in a sexual manner.

Brooklyn Man Convicted of Attempted Rape in Internet Luring of Teen Girl By Forum Staff A Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn man has been convicted of attempted rape after sending sexually explicit messages and a picture to a person he had met online whom he believed was a 14-year-old Queens girl. The defendant set up a time and place to meet the “girl” for sex and was arrested when he arrived at that location. “The internet is a valuable learning tool for young people, however, it is also a doorway for sexual predators to gain access to children. This defendant actively sought out a teenage girl and shared sexually explicit messages and a photo and tried to lure

illegal actions,” said District Attorney Brown. Eslam M. Abdeledayem, 33, of Coyle Street sat through his twoday-trial, in which a jury deliberated for about seven hours before finding Abdeledayem guilty of second-degree attempted rape late last week. Queens Supreme Court Justice James Latella, has set sentencing for October 26, 2017, at which time the defendant faces up to four years in prison. District Attorney Brown said that, according to trial testimony, an NYPD vice detective Photo Courtesy of Wallin & Klarich Law Corp. was operating in his undercover Abdeledayem is set to be sentenced on Oct. 26. persona as a 14-year-old girl from the child to meet in person for sexual found the defendant guilty. He will Queens on May 27, 2014, at which intercourse. A jury has spoken and be incarcerated for his egregious and time he was contacted by Abdele-

dayem, who was using the screen name After the initial instant message conversation on May 27, 2014, the defendant began communicating with the undercover officer via text messages. Abdeledayem’s instant messages and texts were sexually graphic in nature and in one instance he sent a photo of his genitals to the “girl.” In those communications, the defendant indicated that he wanted to meet her for sex on June 11, 2014 and set up a time and place. When Abdeledayem arrived at the location he was met by an undercover police officer who was posing as that 14-year-old Queens girl. He was arrested at the scene.

Manhattan Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life in Prison for Cold Case Execution-Style Murder Justice Gregory Lasak, who presided at trial, sentenced Smith late last week. Trial testimony, revealed that the deA former Manhattan resident has been fendant was seated in the back of a Dodge sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for station wagon being driven by the victim, the 1990 execution style murder of an ac45-year-old Frank Sestak. A third man, David quaintance. District Attorney Richard A. Hammerstone, 47, sat in the front passenger Brown announced that 60-year-old Kevin seat of the car next to the victim. Moments Smith, 60, formerly of Lexington Avenue after Mr. Sestak pulled over on the westin New York City, shot his victim, who was bound shoulder of the Grand Central Parkin the driver’s seat in the back of the head way near 68th Avenue, the defendant fired a as he was seated behind the victim. Smit single shot from a revolver striking the vicfired directly into the man’s head and then tim in the back of the head. Smith then got hopped out of the vehicle and fired several out of the vehicle and moved to stand beside more shots into the dying man’s body. the driver’s side door and fired several more “For more than 25 years, justice eluded times hitting Mr. Sestak in the neck, head and the family of the victim, but now they can shoulder. The bullets penetrated the victim’s rest easy knowing that the cold-hearted killer of their loved one will likely spend the File Photo skull, brain, spine and lungs and he died from these injuries. District Attorney Brown conrest of his days locked behind bars. The de- According to DA Brown, Frank Sestak was murdered on Feb. 8, 1990. Moments after Sestak pulled over on the tinued, according to trial records, the third fendant with ruthless calculation and preci- westbound shoulder of the Grand Central Parkway near 68th Avenue, Smith fired a single shot from a revolver man in the vehicle, Hammerstone also shot sion fired a single shot into the back of the striking him in the back of the head. victim’s head. But that wasn’t enough. He the car and fired several more shots into the Smith faced a week-long trial last No- the victim and in October 2016, he pleaded had to make sure the dying man would not man’s body. The sentenced delivered by the vember, and was found guilty of second- guilty to first-degree manslaughter and is survive, so he jumped from the back seat of Court is more than warranted in this case.” degree murder. Queens Supreme Court currently serving 4 to 12 years in prison. 6 SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 • Number 38 VOL. 16 • THE FORUM NEWSGROUP By Forum Staff

Brooklyn Man Pleads Guilty to Burglarizing Maspeth Home By Forum Staff A 38-year-old Brooklyn man who plead guilty to burglarizing a Maspeth, Queens home will now be sentenced to a very long term of incarceration as a mandatory persistent felon, according to District Attorney Richard Brown. District Attorney Brown said, “In pleading guilty, the defendant has admitted to burglarizing a home in broad daylight - violating the sanctity of the victim’s residence

- in an attempt to enrich himself by taking another person’s valuables. As a persistent felon, the defendant will find himself incarcerated for a very long time as a result of this criminal act.” The defendant has been identified as Felix Perez, 38, of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Perez pleaded guilty yesterday to second-degree burglary before Queens Supreme Court Justice Ira Margulis, who set sentencing for October 13, 2017. Perez faces 16 years to life in prison as a mandatory persistent felon.

According to the criminal charges, police officers responded to a 911 call of a burglary in progress on 66th Street in Maspeth, Queens, on the afternoon of Monday, August 1, 2016. When police entered the home, they observed the defendant Perez to be unlawfully inside the residence. A physical altercation ensued and the defendant was shot in the upper thigh, but managed to flee the house. Perez was apprehended soon afterwards approximately a block away from the home.

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Astoria Man Pleads Guilty Ulrich Heralds District to Vandalizing Buildings Graffiti Clean-Up Initiative with Anti-Obama, Anti-Gay Slurs

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According to Ulrich, the initiative has helped remove graffiti from hundreds of vandalized properties in District 32.

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Shemesh was arrested in June, not long after investigators released this wanted flyer.

By Forum Staff A 53-year-old Astoria man has pleaded guilty to a third-degree criminal mischief, an E felony, for a six-month-long graffiti spree in which the defendant spray painted or used markers to tag various buildings and garage doors with homophobic slurs and anti-Obama messages. “The defendant has now admitted his guilt,” said DA Brown. "For months, he plastered messages of hate and intolerance on various structures throughout Astoria, Queens. The defendant vandalized other people’s property that ultimately required costly fixes. The defendant, as a result of his actions, will go to jail.” Yaacov Shemesh, of Newtown Avenue in Astoria, pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal mischief, an E felony, before Acting Supreme Court Justice Gia Morris, who indicated she

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will sentenced Shemesh to 90 days in jail, five years probation and sensitivity training on November 1, 2017. According to the charges, between December 2016 and May 2017, the defendant scrawled homophobic slurs combined with the name of former President Barack Obama and occasionally used the slurs with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s name and former Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The defendant vandalized both residential and commercial buildings and garages within walking distance of his home. Criminal charges also include video surveillance of some of the incidents showed a sixfoot tall man wearing dark boots, a dark jacket and a Yankees caps. After the defendant’s arrest he identified himself in the video footage and admitted to making political graffiti.

City Councilman Eric Ulrich (ROzone Park) recently urged District 32 residents and business owners to notify his office regarding graffiti eyesores. Ulrich and the Queens Economic Development Corporation’s graffiti removal initiative, which is funded through the councilman’s office, has helped beautify businesses, private homes, and public spaces throughout the district, especially in Woodhaven and Ozone Park. “Ensuring the quality of life for my constituents is a priority,” Ulrich said. “My office has the resources to help beautify this district, so I urge residents to take advantage of this fantastic program, which has already helped to remove graffiti from hundreds of buildings.”

The councilman noted that when the program first launched, only private homes and public spaces were eligible. Since then, the graffiti clean-up initiative has expanded to include area retail establishments, which are often targets of street vandals. “It was important to make sure that this program expanded, so that it could be used as a resource for everyone, including district homeowners, local business owners and any good Samaritan who wishes to make a difference in their community,” Ulrich  added.  “I’d like to thank the  Queens Economic Development Corporation for all the work they do to keep the district beautiful.” To file a request for graffiti removal, call Ulrich’s Ozone Park district office at (718) 738-1083.

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Addabbo, Miller Set to Host Fall Recycling Fair at Forest Park

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To date, the popular Addabbo-Miller recycling events have properly disposed of approximately 153 tons of electronics and recycled 44 tons of paper.

By Forum Staff State Sen. Joe Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach) and Assemblyman Mike Miller (DWoodhaven) will be sponsoring their Fall Recycling Fair on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Forest Park Bandshell parking lot, one block west of Woodhaven Boulevard. The event helps area residents recycle unwanted electronics, clothing, books, and housewares. Items that will be accepted on Sunday include: Clothing and textiles, including coats, bedding, linens, paired shoes, scarves, belts, and handbags. All must be clean and dry. Electronics, including computers, monitors, cell phones, servers, fax machines, TVs, PDAs, scanners, copiers, printers, bat-

teries, laptops, cameras, power strips, wires, chargers, cable boxes, fans, telephones, VCR tapes, and small appliances. Paper, including paper fiber and confidential papers. No cardboard. All paper items will be shredded to ensure safety. Household goods, including dishes, glasses, silverware, lamps, pots, and drapes.  American flags.  Eyeglasses donations and book donations. Due to City regulations, air conditioners, paint and tires will not be accepted, Addabbo noted. “I encourage my constituents to once again go through their closets, attics and garages and join us at this recycling event to dispose of old and unwanted items in a convenient and responsible manner,” said Addabbo, a member of the Senate Environ.

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able. Don’t let your perscriptions sit around and stockpile. Yoe need to ensure you always have enough on hand. it could be days before you are able to get what you need. Keep your medications together: Keep medications in original containers with original labels and place prescription bottles in a waterproof bag or container. Prepare for special needs: If your medication requires refrigeration or electronic equipment, have a plan for temporary storage and administration. Make a plan: Discuss your medication disaster plan with your doctor, especially if your medication has special shipping or electronic equipment requirements. Also discuss plans for your child’s medication with your child’s day care provider or school. Maintain an emergency healthcare kit: Stock a supply kit with any nonprescription medications you may need such as pain relievers, cold medications and antacids. Finally, if you experience an emergency situation, it’s important to check that your medication hasn’t changed--did it get wet? Does it smell different? If you’re unsure-ask your pharmacist! And never skip or make up doses without consulting your pharmacist or doctor.

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mental Conservation Committee. “Over the many years that I have been involved with these events, tons upon tons of electronics and other items have been diverted from the waste stream. In addition, donated clothing, eyeglasses, housewares and other items have been made available for reuse by others in need. It’s a win-win

situation for local residents and our environment as a whole.” To date, the Addabbo-Miller recycling events have properly disposed of approximately 153 tons of electronics and recycled 44 tons of paper. For more information, contact Addabbo’s district office at (718) 738-1111

Pheffer Amato Bill to Make Info Accessible to Veterans Becomes Law By Michael V. Cusenza Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday signed into a law a bill sponsored by Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (DHoward Beach) that makes it easier for New York military veterans to access information online. Cleared in the Assembly and State Senate in March, the new law requires the Division of Veterans’ Affairs to post contact information for each State veteran home on its website, According to Assembly records, the purpose of the legislation is to ensure that veterans are aware of their option to utilize the State-operated facilities. “This bill makes it easier for veterans and their loved ones, caretakers, and community


fices and for the United States Department of Veterans’ Affairs Medical Centers.” The new law was the first sponsored by a freshman assemblymember of the Class of 2017 to pass the lower chamber, Pheffer Amato noted. “As state and federal governments move to streamline services so we can improve service time and quality for those who have sacrificed so much, I am proud to make this modest, but important contribution,” she added. “I appreciate my Assembly colleagues, Speaker [Carl] Heastie, and Gov. Cuomo for recognizing the urgency of pro“I am proud to make this modest, but important contribution,” Pheffer Amato noted. File Photo viding vital information to our veterans. I look forward to making those who have to get access to vital services throughout viously, the website only provided contact served a high priority throughout my tenure New York State,” Pheffer Amato said.  “Pre- information for veteran service-linked of- in Albany.”


Please join us on Friday, Sept. 22, at Charles Park for our final Movie Night of the year. The field will open at 6:45 p.m., and the film – “Pete’s Dragon” – will start at 7:30 p.m. The weather is supposed to be beautiful, so come on out! We look forward to seeing you there! The Howard Beach-Lindenwood Civic

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Flushing Bus Crash Leaves Three Dead, 17 Injured By Michael V. Cusenza Three people were killed and another 17 injured early Monday morning after a tour bus barreled into a Metropolitan transportation Authority bus at a high rate of speed in downtown Flushing. Raymond Mong, 49, was behind the wheel of the Dahlia Group Inc. charter when it plowed into the rear of the Q20 at approximately 60 miles per hour. Mong and two pedestrians died. At least three people suffered severe injuries, and as of Wednesday afternoon were still listed in critical condition at borough hospitals. U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) said she was “devastated” by the crash. “I have been in touch with the National Transportation Safety Board, and I thank the NTSB for swiftly announcing an investigation into this terrible incident. NTSB’s accident re-

Photo Courtesy of FDNY

The Dahlia charter bus on Monday morning plowed into the rear of the Q20 at the intersection of Main Street and Northern Boulevard.

port will help determine the cause of the crash thoughts and prayers are with all those impactand how to prevent tragedies like this from ed by the deadly accident, and I will be in close occurring in the future,” Meng added. “My contact with the NTSB as it develops its report

and safety recommendations.” It has been revealed that Mong should never have been in the driver’s seat on Monday. According to a New York Daily News report, the Flushing resident should have been banned from driving buses in New York because of a 2015 drunken driving conviction in Connecticut. City Councilman I. Daneek Miller (D-St. Albans) said he’s “praying for the health and swift recovery of those who were grievously injured. Our first responders should be commended for their efforts to preserve the lives of all who were affected. It will take time for the authorities to piece together the series of events that caused this calamity, and I trust they will do so with appreciation for our desire to quickly understand what happened. We can only hope that greater scrutiny will be paid to vehicles operated by companies with dubious safety records. Otherwise, these deaths will be in vain.”

Elected Officials Voice Support for Striking Charter Communications/Spectrum Workers By Michael V. Cusenza The governor and the mayor this week addressed a labor march and rally in Brooklyn in support of the 1,800 employees of Charter Communications/Spectrum that are on strike. The workers, who are members of Local Union No. 3, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, were formerly employed by Time Warner Cable before the purchase by Charter, and have been working under an expired agreement. “Both TWC and Charter have refused to bargain with Local 3 for over two years,” according to Local 3 leadership. On Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo told the striking employees that he will be with them “every step of the way.” “We are going to demand respect for the skills and experience of the workforce. And we are going to demand fairness. Fairness for the worker's contribution to the company. Fairness to the fact that without you, the CEO doesn’t make $98 million this year. And fairness in wages because the working men and women deserve their piece of the American pie also,” Cuomo said in Cadman Plaza.

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“The labor movement is the demand for respect and fairness. Proud to stand with @IBEW Local 3 #SpectrumStrike,” Gov. Cuomo captioned this picture on Twitter of Monday’s International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3 rally at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn.

Mayor Bill de Blasio declared “New York City is a union town.” “We do not accept a greedy corporation trying to undercut the most basic rights of working people. We do not accept it in New York City,” he continued. “You see these signs out

here that say ‘elimination of the middle class’? That’s what Charter Spectrum is doing. Taking away the chance for good working people to make it to the middle class and stay there. We will not accept that in New York City, will we?” According to Local 3, Charter/Spectrum:

• promised customer’s internet speeds knowing their equipment was not capable of delivering. • has been disciplining their technicians over repeat service calls to customers over unobtainable Wi-Fi internet speeds. • is forcing technicians to install refurbished equipment not capable of maintaining internet speeds. • is not providing proper training and promotions to their technicians. • is using subcontractors from other states in violation of the New York City Franchise Agreement. • proposes to reduce medical benefits for their technicians. • is being sued by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for lying about their internet speed. “If they won’t give you peace, you don’t give them peace,” de Blasio added. “We are together in this, so the City of New York, your government stands with you. And Charter/Spectrum has an easy choice to make. Come forward in good faith, treat working people with decency and dignity or suffer the consequences if you don’t.”

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EDITORIAL The surveillance footage is frightening. It’s 6:15 on Monday morning in Flushing – still dark in the World’s Borough, with the a.m. rush just a few minutes from kicking into high gear. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Q20 bus ambles along Main Street as it prepares to make a right turn onto Northern Boulevard. The driver slowly negotiates the turn, but before the public transit vehicle completely clears the corner, a second bus – a Dahlia Group Inc. charter – blurs into the picture and blasts the rear of the Q20, coming to a stop only when it slams into a building. In all three people are killed, three more are critically wounded, and 11 others suffer less serious injuries. Once again we are left with a single, three-letter dagger. Why? In the hours and days following this Main Street massacre, we learn that the tour bus driver, Raymond Mong, 49, who died at the scene, should not have been allowed behind the wheel. Period. According to several published reports, Mong should have been banned from driving buses in the


tion funds from employing school bus drivers who have been convicted of, or plead guilty to, drunk driving or a driving-related felony. “Unfortunately, there is no universal requirement that school bus drivers have a record free of DUI convictions,” Meng noted. “Just this past May, a school bus driver from Wyoming was arrested for driving a bus with kids on board while under the influence, and after her arrest it was discovered that she had a prior DUI conviction. Congress must act to ensure the safety of our children, and I urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support my common sense legislation.” Empire State because of a 2015 to start his own car. We need to immediately pass drunken driving conviction in ConBut Dahlia still let him drive?? this common-sense piece of legislanecticut. Ridiculous. tion, and then apply it to drivers of “But because the state relies on If you have been convicted of a ALL buses. bus companies to self-report their DWI or DUI you forfeit your right Thousands of lives each year are drivers’ histories — and Dahlia to earn a living by driving a bus. in the hands of these individuals. Group Inc. didn’t bother to do Not a two-year penalty period, nor a They need to be held to a higher that — driver Raymond Mong was five-year one. FOREVER. standard, as do the companies that at the wheel at 6:16 a.m. Monday Monday’s tragedy reminded us hire them. plowing into an MTA bus,” the New of a bill that U.S. Rep. Grace Meng If not, “accidents” such as MonYork Daily News wrote. (D-Flushing) recently reintroduced. day’s massacre in Flushing will just For a period following that DUI The No School Bus Drivers with become commonplace. conviction, which resulted in his DUIs Act would prohibit elementabeing fired by the MTA, Mong was ry schools, middle schools, and high forced to use a breathalyzer device schools that receive federal educa-

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Notice of formation of THE LADDER PROPERTY GROUP LLC. Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/29/17. Office location: Queens County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to: 16403 Jewel Ave., Fresh Meadows, NY 11365. Purpose: any lawful act.

Notice of Formation of SEAVIEW A-FP DEVELOPMENT, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/05/17. Office location: Queens County. Princ. office of LLC: Douglaston Development, 42-09 235th St., 2nd Fl., Douglaston, NY 11363. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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MERCADO AND ASSOCIATES LLC, Arts of Org filed with SSNY on 09/06/17. Off. Loc.: Queens County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: KIM JHERR MERCADO, 2004 23RD STREET, ASTORIA, NY 11105. Purpose: to engage in any lawful act. Notice of formation of CAIT AND THE CRITTERS LLC Articles of Org. filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 07/17/2017. Office located in Queens County. SSNY has been designated for service of process. SSNY shall mail copy of any process served against the LLC to:CAIT AND THE CRITTERS LLC, 40-31 48TH STREET, #2R, SUNNYSIDE, NY 11104. Purpose: Any lawful activity or purpose.

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