Dubaldi arraigned on grand larceny charges

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GOSHEN – Former Orange County Republican political operative Carmen
Dubaldi, Jr. was arraigned on Wednesday and faces three counts of felony
grand larceny.

Dubaldi, a former New Windsor Town GOP chairman and former campaign treasurer
to four Orange County politicians – former County Executive Edward
Diana, State Senator William Larkin, County Clerk Annie Rabbitt and County
Legislature Chairman Stephen Brescia, was arraigned in Goshen Village
Court.

Dubaldi

He was released on his own recognizance and the court waived action to
the grand jury.

Ulster County District Attorney Holley Carnright is handling the case
as Orange County DA David Hoovler recused himself.
Dubaldi is alleged to have skimmed large sums of money from the campaign
accounts of the four politicians while he served as their campaign treasurers.
Diana said he was “deeply disappointed and disturbed that Mr. Dubaldi
betrayed my trust and friendship.”
The former county executive said Dubaldi has made restitution of the funds.
Larkin spokesman Brian Maher said Larkin “cooperated fully from
the beginning of the process with law enforcement and appropriate authorities
and he looks forward to our criminal justice system providing a swift
and deserving punishment.”

Dubaldi is alleged to have skimmed large sums of money from the campaign
accounts of the four politicians while he served as their campaign treasurers.
The charges allege that Dubaldi embezzled campaign funds of over $120,000
in total.

He surrendered to State Police in Monroe for processing and was arraigned.
Dubaldi is an employee of Orange County Government working in risk management.