Adam J. Manson, one of two men accused of running a $118 million Ponzi scheme in connection with a failing investment in the Panoramic View Resort in Montauk, pleaded guilty in United States District Court on Monday to conspiring to commit securities fraud, a felony.
Although the opening of the season is drawing near, opening day at Cyril’s Fish House, a summertime bar and restaurant on Napeague, remains far away as it deals with a stop-work order from East Hampton Town and a restraining order from State Supreme Court. If that weren’t enough to keep the popular roadside institution shuttered, last Thursday East Hampton Town Justice Steven Tekulsky rejected a motion by Dianne Le Verrier, attorney for the owners, to dismiss 53 zoning alleged zoning violations. That case is due back in Justice Court on Monday.
A 36-year-old man who was charged in Montauk a few weeks ago with striking and choking his girlfriend until she passed out was back in custody last week, this time charged with felony burglary after reportedly breaking into her house and again knocking her unconscious.
A break-in at the Wildlife Rescue Center in Hampton Bays last week has cost the organization thousands of dollars in donations and hundreds of hours of volunteers’ time, according to Ginnie Frati, its executive director.
The break-in occurred after the center closed for the day on May 6; it was discovered the next morning. Coincidentally, or not, the alarm system had been down for about a week, Ms. Frati said. It has since been repaired.
A Springs man with a long criminal history is back in jail, facing multiple felony charges, after a daytime burglary in which he allegedly attacked a 21-year-old woman in Southampton Village Friday morning. The arrest was made after police cornered the man in the yard of a neighboring Breese Lane house, using a Taser to finally bring him down, Southampton Village police said Saturday.