No Evidence to Support American Legion Charges Meant to Counter Money Laundering Claim against Westchester Co. Official, DA Says

Written By: Robert Cox

Post 8 Accountant: former NYS Assemblyman Ron Tocci laundered money through operating account to fund Armory Lawsuit

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office has dismissed claims of embezzlement and fraud brought last year in New Rochelle against a former American Legion Post Commander brought by his successor, according to the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.

“The District Attorney’s Office looked into allegations of criminality and found no evidence to support them,” said Anna Young, spokesperson for District Attorney Mimi Rocah in a statement issued earlier to Talk of the Sound.

As we reported a year ago, the allegations of embezzlement and fraud appeared to have been a transparent attempt to deflect substantive allegations made by Neal Parchen, a Post 8 accountant, that Westchester County Veterans Service Agency Director Ronald C. Tocci laundered money through the Post.

The allegations made against Parchen were first made by Commander Pete Poulos the day after Talk of the Sound made public the accountant’s allegation of money laundering.

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