The second major Ramapo trial might be beginning tomorrow with setting up a calendar as the suspended Ramapo Director of Building and Planning, Anthony Mallia, is scheduled to appear before Judge David Zuckerman at 9:30 a.m. at the Rockland County Courthouse. Mallia was arrested on September 15, 2016, and was charged with 100 felonies alleging he gave favored builders cut-rate fees, stealing more than $100,000 from the taxpayers of Ramapo. Then, in February of 2017, a grand jury increased the number of counts against Mallia to 188 felony and misdemeanor charges. The new charges accuse him of stealing $150,000 from town taxpayers and falsifying building permits and other records. The Grand Jury breakdown includes: 2 felony counts of second-degree grand larceny; 66 counts of first-degree falsifying business records; 40 felony counts each of first-degree tampering with public records and issuing false certificates, along with 40 counts of misdemeanor official misconduct.
There still remains the next major federal case that has the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) charging Christopher St. Lawrence and Michael Klein with 22 federal civil charges, along with Nathan Oberman.
And there is also the personal lawsuit filed against Christopher St. Lawrence by Melissa Reimer, who provided the FBI and Justice Department with key evidence against St. Lawrence in the recently completed Federal criminal case. In that trial, the former Ramapo Supervisor was found guilty of 20 out of 22 felony charges. Sentencing for that matter will take place in September.