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Zak Failla

Urgent News Reporter zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Zak! worked as a sports editor at the Shoshone News Press in northern Idaho and as a sports writer at the Ithaca Journal before making his way to The Daily Voice. A graduate of Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communication, he is a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Financial Broker From Greenwich Admits To Tax Evasion, Failure To File

    Financial Broker From Greenwich Admits To Tax Evasion, Failure To File

    A 72-year-old area man has admitted to taking elaborate steps to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes on a $1.5 million business commission and failing to file federal tax returns for several years.Greenwich resident Richard Josephberg pleaded guilty in federal court in Manhattan to one count of tax evasion and three counts of willful failure to file tax returns. He ...

  2. Suspect Charged With Stealing CT Man's Identity, Grand Larceny, DA Says

    Suspect Charged With Stealing CT Man's Identity, Grand Larceny, DA Says

    A 35-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly stealing the identity of a Connecticut resident and attempting to take out thousands of dollars from his bank account in New Rochelle.Anthony Pistone, of the Bronx, was arraigned this week on identity theft and other charges related to his attempt at stealing from another person’s bank account using his victim’s identity. On Jan. 22, ...

  3. National Gas Price Average Jumps Seven Cents In Week

    National Gas Price Average Jumps Seven Cents In Week

    After months of declining prices at the pump, motorists have seen the average price of gas jump nearly a dime in the past week, according to AAA.Nationally, as of Monday, March 18, the average price per gallon was up to $2.54, an increase of seven cents in a week and 23 more cents than last month. AAA officials noted that the price is the exact same as it was on the same date last ...

  4. Three Fairfield County Residents Charged In NY St. Pat's Weekend Patrols

    Three Fairfield County Residents Charged In NY St. Pat's Weekend Patrols

    Several Hudson Valley residents were among dozens removed from the road by New York State Police troopers over St. Patrick’s Day weekend.Local residents charged include:Dutchess CountyOn Friday, March 15, State Police troopers from Wappinger arrested Joshua Davis, 48, of Wappinger, for DWI. He was traveling on State Route 9D in Wappinger, when he was stopped following an erratic vehicle ...

  5. Local Standout Becomes First HS Wrestler To Win NY, CT State Titles

    Local Standout Becomes First HS Wrestler To Win NY, CT State Titles

    A high school wrestler from Iona Preparatory made history, becoming the first ever Gael to claim a state championship.A.J. Kovacs, a resident of Danbury and junior at Iona Prep in New Rochelle, won the Division-I 145-pound New York State wrestling title at the championship meet in Albany, becoming the first to ever win state titles in both New York and Connecticut after he claimed a ...

  6. Convicted Felon Charged With Stealing Credit Cards IDs, Making Fraudulent Purchases In CT

    Convicted Felon Charged With Stealing Credit Cards IDs, Making Fraudulent Purchases In CT

    A convicted felon who had been recently released from prison is facing new charges for allegedly stealing credit cards in Connecticut and making thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases throughout the state.Rhode Island resident Henry Fellela, Jr., 61, has been indicted on charges that allege he was involved in credit card fraud and identity theft offenses.U.S. Attorney John Durham ...

  7. Alleged Racist Video Under Investigation At CT High School

    Alleged Racist Video Under Investigation At CT High School

    School officials at a Connecticut school are investigating who posted a video containing racially insensitive language that went viral on social media earlier this week.In a letter to parents, Watertown High School Principal Daniel Carroll said that the video was brought to the administration’s attention at the end of the school day on Tuesday, March 19, “with concern that the comments ...

  8. E. Coli Scare Leads To Recall Of Ground Beef Products

    E. Coli Scare Leads To Recall Of Ground Beef Products

    A recall of raw ground beef products has been announced due to a potential E. coli scare.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that La Rosita Fresh Mark, Inc. has issued a recall of approximately 54 pounds of raw ground beef products due to a potential E. coli contamination.The recalled products were packed in various weights on white ...

  9. Darien Doctor Gets Prison Time For $5M Fraud At Norwalk Clinic

    Darien Doctor Gets Prison Time For $5M Fraud At Norwalk Clinic

    A former Fairfield County doctor will spend nearly a decade in prison after admitting to billing Medicaid for nearly $5 million, and hiding the money in a Swiss bank account before attempting to flee the country.Darien resident Ramil Mansourov, who owned and operated Family Urgent Health Care in Norwalk, has been sentenced to 87 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised ...

  10. IDs Released For Husband, Wife Killed In SUV Crash On LI Sound

    IDs Released For Husband, Wife Killed In SUV Crash On LI Sound

    Police have released the names of the husband and wife who died after their SUV crashed through a metal guardrail into the Long Island Sound in Westchester.New Rochelle residents Ralph and Arlene Simpson, both 74, drove through the guardrail and into the water at Hudson Park in Echo Bay shortly before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19, police said. A potential medical condition is believed to ...

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