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Long Island man busted for Queens doorstep delivery thefts

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com


Detectives hauled a Great Neck man to jail last week for allegedly stealing packages delivered to the front steps of several Queens homes in recent months, prosecutors announced on Monday.

Yosef A. Loulai, 37, was arraigned June 5 on six separate criminal complaints that included petit larceny charges. He faces up to six years behind bars if convicted, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Reportedly, Loulai stole packages from six different homes across Queens between April 1 and June 3, moments after they were delivered by various parcel carriers. Several of the incidents were caught by nearby security cameras.

The incidents are as follows:

  • On April 1, he removed a package containing a pair of women’s shoes valued at $111 from a home on 179th Street in Fresh Meadows.
  • Hours later, Loulai allegedly went to a home three blocks away in Fresh Meadows and removed a box containing a bread maker, a book on acupuncture and a pain relief mat, worth a combined $140.
  • On April 8, he removed a box containing a $150 filter from a home on 202nd Street in Bayside.
  • Later that day, he removed a box containing $130 in action figures from a home on 214th Street in Oakland Gardens.
  • On May 5, he removed a box containing a $183 toilet from the front porch of a home on 210th Street in Queens Village.
  • On June 3, Loulai allegedly swiped a box containing seven shirts worth a combined $135 from a home on 257th Street in Bellerose.

A police officer reportedly witnessed the June 3 theft and stopped Loulai, who was charged with the pattern of thefts as a result of an NYPD Grand Larceny Division investigation.

Loulai remains held on $6,000 bond or $3,000 cash bail and is due back in court on July 30.


Queens GOP operative John Haggerty starts sentence for stealing from mayor’s re-election campaign

| mchan@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy  Joe Marino/NY Daily News

The Queens political operative convicted two years ago of stealing thousands of dollars from the mayor’s re-election campaign has begun his prison sentence.

John Haggerty Jr. was received in Ulster Correctional Facility on March 27, according to the state’s Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

The 44-year-old Republican consultant from Forest Hills was found guilty in October 2011 of second-degree grand larceny and second-degree money laundering for pilfering $750,000 from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 2009 re-election campaign.

He will serve at least one year and four months in the medium-security, all male Napanoch facility with a maximum sentence of four years.

Haggerty is eligible for parole in December, according to the Department of Corrections. His earliest release date is July 12, 2014.