Dubaldi immediately taken
GOSHEN – Former Orange County Republican operative Carmen Dubaldi of New Windsor was sentenced in Orange County Court in Goshen Friday to one to three years in state prison. He pled guilty in April to three counts of grand larceny in connection with the thefts of funds totaling some $120,000 from the campaign accounts of Senator William Larkin, former Orange County Executive Edward Diana and former Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt, now Orange County Clerk. He had served as campaign treasurer for all three politicians.
Dubaldi, 48, was sentenced by Dutchess County Court Judge Edward McLoughlin to three terms of one to three years in prison, but they are to run concurrently. Dubaldi was immediately taken away in handcuffs to start serving his sentence.
His case was handled by the Ulster County District Attorney’s Office after Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler cited the appearance of a potential conflict of interest.
Dubaldi had been New Windsor GOP chairman before his legal problems began.
Dubaldi gave the judge a note, but did not say anything. The judge told him that he showed remorse, but that was not enough given the large amount of money he stole. He paid full restitution as well as reimbursement for the costs of the forensic accountings. Audits of three campaign accounts reveled Dubaldi had stolen approximately $90,000 from Diana’s campaign account, approximately $29,000 from Larkin’s campaign account and approximately $3,000 from Rabbitt’s campaign account.
“Justice has been served,” Larkin said.