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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Authorities arrest nephew of Lucchese family captain

A Yonkers man was arrested as a fugitive from justice after he went to bail his 30-year-old son out of a Tuckahoe jail, police said. But, before his son was released from the village jail, he was arrested again by Yonkers police who wanted him on a May, 23, 2011 arrest warrant.
Now, both father, Frank Salerno, 59, of 25 McArthur Ave., in Yonkers, and son, 30-year-old Adam Salerno of 12 Washington St., in Tuckahoe, are behind bars.
The two arrests began with a minor traffic stop on Main Street in Tuckahoe at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Tuckahoe Sgt. John Cuccinello said.
A Tuckahoe police officer stopped Adam Salerno because was driving a 1992 Mustang with illegal tinted windows. The younger Salerno did not have a valid driver's license when stopped, Sgt. Cuccinello said. He was arresed for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
The father arrived in Tuckahoe later to pick up his son's car and bail him out of jail. But, police learned that he was wanted in New Jersey by the Atlantic County Sherriff's office, Sgt. Cuccinello said.
Frank Salerno was arrested on a Feb. 2009 fugitive from justice warrant in New Jersey and was ordered remanded by Tuckahoe Judge Michael O'Toole.
Before his son could be released on the $200 bail from the village police, they learned that Yonkers police had a disorderly conduct arrest warrant for young Salerno. He was arrested again by Yonkers police.
Frank Salerno is in the county jail awaiting extradition to New Jersey on two felony warrants for issuing bad checks and theft by deception, Sgt. Cuccinello said.
In August, 2005, Frank Salerno pleaded guilty in Westchester County Court to one count of first-degree scheme to defraud, a felony.
Salerno owned the Ultimate Motors Inc., at 1716 Central Park Ave. in Yonkers, and admitted he took possession of a 1969 Chevrolet Corvette convertible on consignment in December 2003. He sold the car in June 2004 to a Southampton resident for $36,000. But he never told the car's owner he sold the vehicle and never paid him the proceeds.
An investigation by the D.A.'s Office found Salerno had done the same thing to 12 other car owners. He agreed to pay $164,500 in restitution to the victims.
Franki Salerno is a nephew of reputed Lucchese captain Michael Salerno. Frank
Salerno was cleared in 1995 of all charges stemming from a federal investigation into illegal dumps allegedly run by members of the Lucchese family.



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