As Grand Jury Indictment Looms, New Rochelle DPW Fleet Manager Richard Fevang Resigns

Written By: Robert Cox

FevangAs predicted here on Talk of the Sound, New Rochelle DPW Fleet Manager Richard Fevang is no longer employed by the New Rochelle Department of Public Works. Rather than be fired, Fevang resigned Thursday.

A White Plains Grand Jury is expected to indict Fevang in the coming days.

Chuck Strome issued the following statement…

June 23, 2011

Statement by City Manager Charles B. Strome, III

“Over the past several months, the District Attorney’s Office has conducted an investigation into the work practices of a City of New Rochelle employee, Richard Fevang, the Fleet Manager for the Department of Public Works. The City has cooperated fully with the District Attorney’s Office throughout the entire process.

The City of New Rochelle expects all of its employees to demonstrate the highest ethical standards and as City Manager, I am responsible for overseeing the conduct and performance of our personnel. While the investigation was ongoing, the District Attorney advised the City to refrain from taking any disciplinary action against Mr. Fevang. With the conclusion of grand jury testimony, the City prepared charges to be served on Mr. Fevang. However, Mr. Fevang today has advised us of his resignation, effective immediately.

It must be made clear that this unfortunate incident concerns the actions of a single individual in an organization of more than 600. The transgressions alleged in this case do not and should not reflect in any way on the honest and hard-working City employees who serve our community with integrity and dedication.


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5 thoughts on “As Grand Jury Indictment Looms, New Rochelle DPW Fleet Manager Richard Fevang Resigns”

  1. Unbelievable!!
    Strome is unbelievable! His statements are nothing short of lies! He knew about what Fevang was doing and overlooked it? Was his palms getting greased with the Benjamins?

    There needs to be independent oversight for the entire City of New Rochelle. The court, which would be Westchester County, needs to assign this monitor. I highly doubt this court would do it because its Westchester County.

    A New York State agency or the Federal government should have investigated this case from the start.

    Fevang is not the sole individual to do what he did. In order to commit this crime like he did for so many years, he needed help from people on the inside such as employees from New Rochelle City Hall.

    Where is the justice here?! The truth needs to be exposed!


    1. So far under Bramson’s watch,
      So far under Bramson’s watch, Domenic Procopio managed to steal thousands in an undeserved tax exemption and escaped without punishment. Fevang manged to do the same and gets to resign while Bramson sits silently. Bramson appoints Procopio. Who appointed Fevang and why was it left to Trangucci and the DA to resolve? Was the City so blind that they couldn’t figure out what was going on without outside help?

  2. It should read, “…the
    It should read, “…the actions of one City employee doesn’t reflect on others who haven’t been caught yet…”

    1. fevang
      does any one rember he also stored his large boat at the new rochelle marina for free what happend with this and its still there do you think that the city of new rochelle has been paid for this large amount i dought it and a non resident fees.
      i think there all corrupt. including sal g.

      1. City employees get free stuff!
        I asked Chuck about this and he said that it is a policy of the City that municipal employees can get thousands of dollars in services from the City for free. OF course, he did not put it that way but that was his point.

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