Hit-n-Run Driver Schooled in Justice
Charged in Mowing Down Columbia U Alum
BRONX, NEW YORK, JUNE 3- District Attorney Robert Johnson announced the Supreme Court arraignment of Michael Longo in the death of a 38–year–old Columbia University financial director, Daniel Cabrera, in a hit-and-run crash that occurred on February 23, 2015 in the Marble Hill section of Manhattan.
The 58-year-old Longo pled not guilty in Bronx Supreme Court to the charge of Leaving the Scene of an Incident Without Reporting, a Class D Felony.
Longo is accused of mowing down and leaving the father of one for dead in the intersection of West 225th Street and Broadway, shortly before 7 p.m., as Cabrera was heading home to Cortlandt Manor in Westchester County. Longo allegedly sped away southbound over the Broadway Bridge in a Dodge Magnum. The vehicle, which was not registered to him, was later recovered in Upper Manhattan.
Assistant District Attorney Sharon Adler of the Bronx D.A. Trial Bureau 20/50 requested the defendant be remanded, but Supreme Court Justice George Villegas set bail at $25,000 bond or $15,000 cash and adjourned the case until August 25th Part 96 Supreme Court, Bronx Hall of Justice, 265 E. 161st Street.
If convicted of the charges, Longo faces a potential two-and-a-third to seven years behind bars.
The charges in this indictment are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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