“For the second time in a month, Rockland District Attorney’s Office detectives Tuesday seized business records from a village office, joined by FBI and investigators from the state comptroller’s office.
The records seizure, this time at the Spring Valley village treasurer’s office, is part of an unspecified criminal investigation and involved a court-approved warrant.
The Tuesday morning raid was confirmed by Executive Assistant District Attorney Richard Kennison Moran, who oversees District Attorney Thomas Zugibe’s special investigations unit. The unit is part of an anti-corruption task force along with the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office in White Plains and Manhattan.
That was all he would say.
“We can’t comment on an ongoing investigation,” Moran said.
District Attorney’s Office Detective Martin Ancin was one of the investigators who carried out records from Village Hall. The types of documents in the Treasurer’s Office include records on village payroll, property tax collection, bond issue proceeds and revenues from contracts and other fees.
On March 2, the District Attorney’s Office seized records from the Spring Valley Justice Court. There was no indication of whether the two raids were connected, or whether a grand jury was involved.
The work of the joint FBI-District Attorney’s Office anti-corruption task force previously led to the convictions of former Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin and Deputy Mayor Joseph Desmaret on bribe taking charges involving a phony community center and catering hall.”
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