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BOP Staff Misconduct Business as Usual at New York City Federal Jails
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Larry Levine - Ex Inmate - Prison Consultant & Criminal Justice Expert Larry Levine - Ex Inmate - Prison Consultant & Criminal Justice Expert
Los Angeles , CA
Monday, August 19, 2019

 

BOP Staff Misconduct Business as Usual at New York City Federal Jails

I'm Larry Levine, and you may know me by my appearances on CNN and Fox News regarding the federal criminal justice system.  I now run Wall Street Prison Consultants and assist defendants entering federaI custody. 

I spent 10 years at 11 different Federal Prison on a variety of federal charges and interacted with hundreds of BOP Staff during my time in custody. While many staff are professional correctional officers, there is no shortage of BOP Staff violating agency policy and committing serious federal crimes against the inmate population. 

While the Federal Detention Center MCC New York where Jeffrey Epstein allegedly killed himself on August  10, 2019 has staff policy deficiencies, there is nothing new about BOP staff misconduct at the New York Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan or at its sister facility the Metropolitan Detention Center  MDC Brooklyn. 

From 2008 until Epstein's mysterious demise, there have been 19 incidents of BOP staff at the sister facilities MCC and MDC being charged with crimes by the DOJ ranging from Sexual Abuse and Rape of female inmates, to assaults on male inmates along with smuggling and bribery. 

And the problems aren't limited to just rank and file Correctional Officers.  A BOP Captain who was head of custody Salvatore Lopresti , was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison for assault and in the same time period 5 Correctional Lieutenants were also charged with various crimes with one Lieutenant Eugenio Perez recently being sentenced to 25 years for repeatedly raping female inmates.  

  • Nine Staff were Charged with Sexual Assault (Rape) on Female Inmates

  • Four Staff were charged with Assault on Male Inmates

  • Four Staff Charged Smuggling and Bribery. 



 

Date

Facility

Position

Name

Charge

2002

MDC Brooklyn

Lieutenant

Randy Denjen

Sexual Abuse Inmates

2005

MCC New York

C.O. 

Nicholas Defonte

Sexual Abuse Inmates

2008

MDC Brooklyn

Captain

Salvatore Lopresti

Assaulting Inmates

2008

MDC Brooklyn

Lieutenant

Elizabeth Torres

Assaulting Inmates

2008

MDC Brooklyn

C.O. 

Scott Rosebery

Assaulting Inmates

2008

MDC Brooklyn

Lieutenant

Kelly Tassio

Assaulting Inmates

2011

MCC New York

Case Manager

Nydia Ciancioso

Smuggling Narcotics

2013

MDC Brooklyn

C.O. 

Nancy Gonzalez

Sexual Abuse Inmates

2014

MDC Brooklyn

C.O. 

Theodore Raines

Sexual Abuse Inmates

2016

MCC New York

C.O. 

Rudell Mullings

Sexual Abuse Inmates

2016

MCC New York

C.O. 

Dario Quirumbay

Smuggling - Bribery

2016

MCC New York

C.O. 

Andrew Kessler

Unemployment Fraud

2017

MDC Brooklyn

C.O. 

Jonathan Galicia

Bribery

2018



 

MCC New York

C.O. 

Victor Casado

Bribery

2018

MDC Brooklyn

Lieutenant

Carlos Martinez

Sexual Abuse Inmates

2018

MDC Brooklyn

Lieutenant

Eugenio Perez

Sexual Abuse Inmates

2019

MCC New York

C.O. 

Colin Akparanta

Sexual Abuse Inmates

2019

MDC Brooklyn

C.O. 

Armando Moronta

Sexual Abuse Inmates

2019

MDC Brooklyn

C.O. 

George Gonzalez

Hiring Hitman

 

I am available for interview on these issues as well as any other matters dealing with the Federal Crimes, the BOP and the Federal Criminal Judicial System. 

 
 
Larry Levine
Director
Wall Street Prison Consultants
Moorpark, CA
213-219-9033