Tax Department’s Year-Round “Amnesty Program” Reaches Half Billion Dollars in Collections


ALBANY, NY -- The New York State Department of Taxation and Finance said November 19th that a unique program aimed at helping delinquent taxpayers put their liabilities behind them has collected for the State $530 million on behalf of New Yorkers.

New Rochelle Medical Transport Company Owner Arrested on Felony Theft Charges in Medicaid Fraud


NEW ROCHELLE, NY —- Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the arrest of Kurien Palliankal, the owner of New Rochelle-based transportation company Carewell Ambulette, Inc., on felony charges for allegedly stealing more than $200,000 from the Medicaid program.

Otis Bill To Criminalize Interference With Aircraft With A Laser Passes State Assembly


Steve Otis HeadshotNew York -- Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) announced Assembly passage Monday of his bill that would criminalize interfering with an aircraft by shining a laser at the aircraft or in its flight path.

Important News on Change to NYS Gift Tax


I received an email last night from O’Connor Davies (, which provides an important update about possible changes to New York State law for the estate tax. The changes would add a gift tax and may be approved in this year’s NYS Budget (it could pass by April 1). Therefore, if you were thinking about making a gift this year, you may want to make it very soon.

Monroe College Embroiled in Wrongful Termination and Sexual Harassment Lawsuit


Lester bordenNEW ROCHELLE, NY -- A former secretary at Monroe College has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit tied to allegations of sexual harassment by a professor at the school.

New Rochelle Father Convicted Of Killing His Son


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