Rockland County legislator pleads guilty to filing forged petitions

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NEW CITY – Rockland County Legislator Frank Sparaco of Valley Cottage
pled guilty in Clarkstown Town Court for falsifying political petitions.

As part of his plea agreement, Sparaco, 38, agreed to resign as a county
legislator, will serve eight weekends in the Rockland County Jail and
three years probation.

He will also be banned during his probation from holding public office
as well as participating in a political party, either directly or indirectly.

Sparaco pled guilty to eight counts of offering a false instrument for
filing and two counts of furnishing false information, all as misdemeanors.

On July 10, 2014, he filed with the Rockland County Board of Elections
designating petitions for the Town of Clarkstown Republican Party, knowing
they contained false statements and information regarding the addresses
of those he was designating for various positions in the party.

Specifically, he recruited two men, Vincent Marcella and Seth Gross, to
falsely change their address to Brega Transport in Valley Cottage, so
that they could be nominated to Clarkstown Republican Committee positions.

Marzella lives in Stony Point and Gross lives in New Jersey.

Sparaco also admitted that he orchestrated a sham that unlawfully enabled
relatives to register to vote in Clarkstown. He reported to the board
of elections that his two cousins who are brothers are living with his
family at their Valley Cottage home. In reality, the men, Keith and Michael
Kuropatski, live with their families in Yonkers.




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