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December 4 – December 10, 2021

COURT

Georgios N. Kakavelos was sentenced Nov. 30 in Saratoga County Court to life in prison without the possibility of parole, following his conviction of murder in the first-degree by a trial jury in June, according to a statement issued by the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office. The trial lasted for more than six weeks with jury hearing from more than sixty witnesses and considering more than 700 items of evidence. Kakavelos had been convicted for the October 2019 murder of Allyzibeth A. Lamont in Johnstown. Lamont, 22, worked for Kakavelos at his deli shop. Lamont had challenged Kakavelos’ illegal activities of “paying employees under the table” and not complying with employment laws, First Assistant District Attorney Alan Porembo said, during the sentencing process, adding that it was because she stood up for her fellow employees that Kakavelos set into motion a plan to kill her. The jury found Kakavelos hired employee James Duffy to assist him with the murder and removal of the victim to a grave site in the town of Malta. Kakavelos was found guilty by the jury on ten counts, including: murder in the first-degree, conspiracy in the second-degree, two counts concealment of a human corpse (which takes into account the transportation, and burial of, the victim’s body), and six counts of tampering with physical evidence. 

Zachary L. Rosebrook, 22, of Waterford, was sentenced Dec. 1 to 2 years’ incarceration, and 6 years post-release supervision, after pleading to rape in the second-degree, in connection with an incident in Halfmoon originally charged in August 2020. 

Bryan M. Brust, 31, of Saratoga Springs, pleaded Nov. 29 to felony burglary, in Ballston Spa. Sentencing Jan. 31. 

Jackie McGonigle, 37, of Clifton Park, was sentenced Nov. 23 to 3 years’ incarceration, and 5 years post-release supervision, after pleading to second degree assault, and 1 year incarceration after pleading to second degree criminal contempt. Sentences to run concurrently. 

Thomas J. Dingmon, 30, of Saratoga Springs, was sentenced Nov. 23 to 4-1/2 years’ incarceration and 1-1/2 years post-release supervision, after pleading to criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth-degree, a felony, in Galway.

Lloyd W. Kelone, 36, of Mechanicville, pleaded Nov. 23 to attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third-degree, a felony, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Feb. 7. 

Yasuan Cureton, 26, of Albany, pleaded Nov. 23 to criminal possession of a weapon in the third-degree, a felony, in Saratoga Springs. Sentencing Jan. 27. 

Samuel Brown, 44, of Mechanicville, pleaded Nov. 23 to felony DWI. Sentencing Jan. 27. 

Jason T. Palmieri, 34, of Mechanicville, was sentenced Nov. 30 to 1 to 3 years’ incarceration after pleading to felony assault, and 1 to 3 years after pleading to felony DWI. Sentences will run consecutively. 

Nikki J. Atanasio, 46, of Troy, pleaded Nov. 30 to two felony counts criminal contempt in the first-degree, in connection with charges filed Aug. 3 in Clifton Park. Sentencing Feb. 1. 

POLICE 

Nicholas A. Monroe, 28, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 19 with Offering a false instrument for filing – a Felony. Monroe was charged following a fraud investigation conducted by the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit in connection to an incident that occurred in the town of Milton in March 2020. The complaint alleges Monroe filed false documents with the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office in order to add a handgun which he was not entitled to on his pistol permit. 

Kenneth Hunter, 32, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 17 with misdemeanor criminal possession of a weapon, and felony assault. 

Dylan Capone, 21, of Malta, was charged Nov. 18 in Saratoga Springs with four misdemeanor counts criminal contempt and one misdemeanor count stalking. 

Bryan Stickles, 35, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 19 with one misdemeanor count and one felony count criminal contempt.

Dushawn Griffith, 40, of Gloversville, was charged Nov. 20 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor DWI, and two vehicle violations. 

Scott Latham, 32, of Greenfield, was charged Nov. 20 in Saratoga Springs with misdemeanor assault. 

Brent Thibodeau, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 21 with assault, and criminal obstruction of breathing. 

Raphael Germain, 31, of Saratoga Springs, was charged Nov. 22 with criminal trespass, resisting arrest, and obstruct governmental administration. All three charges are misdemeanors. 

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