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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