Former Suffolk Legis. George Guldi was released Tuesday from Marcy Correctional Facility in upstate Oneida County after an appellate division last week threw out a 2011 conviction on grand larceny and insurance fraud charges.
The Appellate Division, Second Department, found that during a March 2011 trial, the Suffolk County Court had “erred” by not dismissing a prospective juror who worked for AIG, the insurance company that allegedly was defrauded by Guldi after a house fire. The panel ordered the case back to County Court for a new trial.
The appellate ruling had no effect on Guldi’s guilty pleas on separate charges involving an $82 million mortgage scam. Patrick Brady, state corrections spokesman, said the disbarred Westhampton Beach lawyer had already served nearly 6 years, the maximum sentence on those crimes.
Brady said Guldi was released into the custody of Suffolk sheriff deputies, who transported him back for a new arraignment so he can be retried on the grand larceny and insurance fraud charges. Sheriffs officials said he was to remain Tuesday night in county jail facilities until his court appearance.
Robert Clifford, district attorney spokesman, said Guldi will undergo a new arraignment Wednesday in County Court in Riverhead before State Supreme…
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