Northeast Times

Ex-CLIP workers are going to jail

Two more former city work­ers who pleaded guilty to steal­ing from homes they had been sent to clean were sen­tenced Fri­day. One of nine former em­ploy­ees of the Com­munity Life Im­prove­ment Pro­gram is yet to be sen­tenced.

An­thony Scarcia and Wil­li­am Roldan both were sen­tenced by Com­mon Pleas Judge Sandy L.V. Byrd to nine to 23 months in jail and five years pro­ba­tion.

In an e-mail to the North­east Times, As­sist­ant Dis­trict At­tor­ney Shar­on Piper said the two must pay their shares of resti­tu­tion and main­tain jobs. They are both eli­gible for work-re­lease, which means they leave jail for the dur­a­tions of their work days but must re­port back each day. Both will sur­render Fri­day, the same day former CLIP crew mem­ber La­mont Wil­li­ams will be sen­tenced.

The three along with six oth­er crew mem­bers and su­per­visors pleaded guilty to ran­sack­ing four North­east homes — in Ta­cony, Tor­res­dale, Somer­ton and Frank­ford — from mid-2006 to early ’08.

They stole money, ap­pli­ances, jew­elry, fur­niture, cloth­ing and guns when they were sup­posed to be se­cur­ing and clean­ing the build­ings. They ter­ror­ized some res­id­ents.

Earli­er this month, the men and their law­yers agreed to pay their vic­tims a total of more than $108,000. Piper asked Byrd to or­der the city to use the men’s city pen­sions to pay that resti­tu­tion if the city seizes that money. The judge signed the or­der.

The oth­er men   — Rycharde Si­c­in­ski, Henry Tur­rentine, Al­gie Cuffee Jr., Al­gie Cuffee Sr., Wil­fredo Cin­tron and Jer­maine Ad­derly — got sim­il­ar sen­tences that in­cluded short jail terms, pro­ba­tion and work re­lease. The max­im­um sen­tence any re­ceived was three years. Eight will serve their time in city jails. Only Cin­tron is do­ing state time.

The men had pleaded guilty to theft, re­ceiv­ing stolen prop­erty, of­fi­cial op­pres­sion, per­jury and crim­in­al con­spir­acy. Ad­derly and Cuffee Jr. also pleaded guilty to weapons of­fenses. •• 

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