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Obituary – Gerard Varlotta, helped build the World Trade Center

Adam Lidgett The Island Now Great Neck resident Gerard Varlotta always wanted more out of life – for his children, for his wife and for himself. “I couldn’t imagine having a better father,” Varlotta’s son, also named Gerard, said of his father who died Feb. 27 at age 87 of natural causes. “He wanted more […]

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Man Pleads Guilty in 9/11 Disability Scam

Heather Doyle Wantagh-Seaford Patch A lawyer from Massapequa pleaded guilty Friday in a vast Social Security scam involving NYPD and FDNY retirees, according to multiple reports. Raymond Lavallee, 84, pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree conspiracy in an agreement with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. As per the plea deal, Lavallee will pay $2 million in restitution […]

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Guantanamo – 9/11 judge ‘pulls plug’ on trial over Pentagon order

Carol Rosenberg, Miami Herald The 9/11 trial judge on Wednesday froze pretrial hearings in a death-penalty case over a controversial Pentagon order requiring the judges to move permanently to this remote outpost until their cases are over. In a 10-page order, Army Col. James L. Pohl abated the prosecution of alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four […]

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