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Rotterdam jewelers accused of having items stolen from assemblyman

Joseph Delefano, left, and Richard Poltorak, owners of Regency Jewelers in Rotterdam, are accused by state police of refusing to turn over items stolen in April from the Schoharie home of Assemblyman Peter Lopez.
Joseph Delefano, left, and Richard Poltorak, owners of Regency Jewelers in Rotterdam, are accused by state police of refusing to turn over items stolen in April from the Schoharie home of Assemblyman Peter Lopez.
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State police arrested a pair of Rotterdam jewelers on felony charges of possession of stolen property after they allegedly refused to relinquish items stolen in April from the Schoharie home of Assemblyman Peter Lopez. Joseph Delefano and Richard Poltorak were each charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property Wednesday, while Delefano was also charged with a felony count of falsifying business records. Delefano and Poltorak own Regency Jewelers on Altamont Avenue. State police investigators ...


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JCGazdik
June 27, 2013
11:05 p.m.

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Would have been good if the Gazette had done their homework and given Joe and Rick an opportunity to tell their side of the story. The assemblyman has abused his power in using the State Police to serve personal gain and get his some publicity. The State Police did not follow proper protocol in removing the material from the store, which is the only reason Joe and Rick objected. State Police removed a large amount of jewelery without ever making an inventory or weighing what they were removing.

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