Monday, March 2, 2015

Former Albany County Legislator Arraigned for Alleged Check Fraud

Brian Scavo, 61, of Albany, was arraigned on a sealed indictment consisting of 2 Counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree, each Class D Felonies, and  2 Counts of Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree, each Class E Felonies, before the Honorable Judge Roger McDonough in Albany County Supreme Court Monday afternoon.  

The indictment unsealed in court Monday alleges that on April 10, 2014, at a Kinderhook Bank on Delaware Avenue in the Town of Bethlehem, SCAVO did allegedly possess 2 forged checks with the intent to defraud the bank in the amounts of $2,500.00 and $2,950.00.

Scavo pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released under the supervision of the Department of Probation by the Judge.  There are no future public court appearances scheduled at this time.

In 2011, Scavo plead not guilty to forging a tenant's signature on a 2009 eviction notice. In 2010, some called for his resignation following purported racist commentsaccording to the TU.

Scavo once represented the 7th District of the Albany County Legislature in the city of Albany. While he was in office, he proposed cyber-bullying legislation.

Financial Crimes Unit Bureau Chief Daniel Lynch is handling the prosecution of this check forging case. 

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