NY Dominican posing as “ambassador” faces 7 years in jail
DominicanToday.com - Francisco Gautreaux Calcaño, of the Dominican Republic, pleaded innocent in a New York court today on charges of defrauding immigrants in New York and officials in his country, grand theft and criminal impersonation, for allegedly posing as his country’s ambassador in the U.S.


In the hearing, judge Richard Carruthers set a cash bond of half a million dollars, and if Gautreaux makes bail, the authorities have the right to ask where he got the money, the Office of the District Attorney told  Efe.

The accused faces seven years jail if convicted of the alleged crimes occurred between October 25, 2010, and January 26 this year, during which Gautreaux, 42, reportedly deceived several people, posing as the Dominican ambassador in the Washington Roberto Saladín, or as an embassy employee to request money from them.


Local New York news can add to the story about rapist artist Francisco Calcano

A Maryland rapist artist who acted as a Dominican Republic diplomat to lift income for a feign gift was destitute after a cold call to state Sen. Adriano Espaillat lifted a red flag, officials pronounced Friday.

Francisco Calcano, 42, faces grand robbery and rapist impersonation charges for allegedly pocketing $11,500 in a three-month scam.

Manhattan prosecutors pronounced Calcano told victims their contributions would assistance boat puncture vehicles to Salcedo, a northern city in a Dominican Republic.

“The suspect is charged with callously holding advantage of his victims’ enterprise to assistance others in need and exploited their honour for a bureau of a Ambassador,” Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance pronounced during a press conference.

Calcano was referred to a hoodwinked donors – a mayor of Salcedo, his hermit who lives in New York and a Bronx restaurateur – during a phone call he done to Espaillat in December, prosecutors said.

Calcano had told Espaillat he got a senator’s private series from a Dominican envoy to a U.S., Roberto Saladin.

But a doubtful Espaillat, a Dominican local who represents Washington Heights and a Bronx, checked with Saladin and afterwards went to Manhattan prosecutors.  

Espaillat Friday declined to criticism since he might be called as a declare in a case.

Prosecutors pronounced their review unclosed a second fraud for that Calcano stole scarcely $5,000 from an institution in La Vega, in a Dominican Republic.

He allegedly claimed in Oct he was Saladin and observant that a general service organization, UNICEF, was donating a used train though a institution would have to compensate for a transport.

Vance pronounced Calcano, who was extradited to New York Thursday, was arrested after they held him on fasten during a Western Union nearby his unit receiving income transfers that were after connected to a Salcedo scam.

Calcano faces adult to 7 years in prison.

Source: http://www.everydaynyc.org

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