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Jury Finds Man Guilty of Duping Elderly Retired School Teacher


08/21/2012

Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced today that 39 year-old Angel Maldonado was convicted, as charged, after a jury trial of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree before Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia. 

Maldonado’s conviction stems from the complaint of an elderly retired school teacher living in Suffolk County.  During the period January 1, 2010 through March 4, 2010, she was conned or scammed into believing that Maldonado, incarcerated at the time at the Cayuga Correctional Facility, was able to hire an attorney to represent her son on an appeal.  Maldonado referred to the attorney only as “Magic Mike”.  Following Maldonado’s direction, the victim mailed Maldonado $25,000 in money orders to Erie County.  For these convictions Maldonado can receive a maximum prison term of 3-1/2 to 7 years when he is sentenced before the Hon. Russell P. Buscaglia on October 12, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.  The case was tried by Assistant District Attorney Candace K. Vogel.