2 teens charged in fatal shooting of upstate New York man
MECHANICVILLE (AP) — Authorities say they’ve charged two teenagers with fatally shooting an upstate New York man inside his home earlier this week.
Mechanicville Police Chief Joseph Waldron says Thursday that 19-year-old Nikolai Mavashev, of Halfmoon, and 16-year-old Joseph Broscko, of Clifton Park, are charged with second-degree murder in the slaying of David Feliciano.
Officials say the 19-year-old Feliciano was shot Monday night inside his home in the Saratoga County city located 15 miles north of Albany. Waldron says Feliciano was shot several times in the torso, then stumbled outside to the driveway. He died soon after police arrived.
Police haven’t revealed a motive for the slaying.
Both suspects are being held in the county jail. Mavashev’s public defender wasn’t available for comment. Broscko’s lawyer, Matthew Chauvin, said it was too early in the legal process to comment on the charge.
Service set for dentist who died after UK WWII wreck dive
KINGSTON (AP) — A memorial service is set for a New York dentist who died after scuba diving on a World War II airplane wreck in the English Channel.
According to his obituary in the Kingston Daily Freeman, Dr. Bruce Hottum’s service will be held Saturday afternoon at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock.
United Kingdom authorities say the 63-year-old partner in a Kingston dental practice was stricken July 21 after exploring a WWII wreck site off England’s southeast coast. He was brought to shore, where he died at a hospital in Ramsgate. A cause of death hasn’t been released by UK officials.
Hottum was a volunteer member of The BentProp Project, a California-based nonprofit group that searches for Americans still missing from WWII.
Hottum, who lived near Kingston, is survived by his father, wife and three adult sons.
Federal officials: 5 Florida men defrauded Xerox out of $25M
ROCHESTER (AP) — Federal prosecutors say five Florida men have been charged with defrauding Xerox out of $25 million in a scam involving the company’s printers and toner.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says the charges include mail and wire fraud and money laundering conspiracy in a scheme to defraud Norwalk, Connecticut-Xerox’s operation in Webster, a Rochester suburb.
Prosecutors say one of the defendants, an authorized reseller of Xerox office equipment, sold more than 60 printers to sham companies owned by his fellow defendants. Authorities say the men over-ordered about $25 million worth of toner from Xerox but never used it to make prints.
Officials say the men then illegally sold the toner to a person in Miami for $9.4 million.
The five defendants, including three brothers, are all from Daytona. They’re scheduled to appear Friday in federal court in Rochester.