George Guldi Pleads Guilty; D.A. Disappointed

Guldi's co-defendant Brandon Lisi of Dix Hills also pleads guilty with promise of a shorter prison term.

Former Suffolk County Legislator George Guldi pleaded guilty Friday afternoon to 34 felony charges of grand larceny and one charge of scheme to defraud.

The charges are related to a that involved nearly 60 Southampton homes and commercial properties.

Guldi made the plea during jury selection for his latest trial, which only focused , according to Bob Clifford, spokesman for the Suffolk County district attorney’s office.

For pleading guilty to all charges against him, Clifford said, “Judge James F.X. Doyle promised George Guldi a one- to three-year sentence."

Doyle oversaw Guldi's .

The sentence would run concurrent to a four- to 12-year sentence that he for insurance fraud and grand larceny, Clifford said.

Of Guldi's plea, Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said that he is “extremely disappointed that, over our objection, the judged has promised the defendant a sentence that is completely inadequate to punish him and deter the massive mortgage fraud that has so severely impacted our local economy."

Clifford said Spota wanted to see Guldi incarcerated for eight and one-third to 25 years on top of his current sentence.

Also pleading guilty was Guldi’s co-defendant Brandon Lisi, of Dix Hills. He was charged with two counts of grand larceny in the first degree and one charge of grand larceny in the second degree.

Doyle, according to Clifford, made a promise to sentence Lisi to one to three years in jail for his plea.

Guldi is set to be sentenced on August 31 and Lisi will be sentenced after he appears in court on separate charges of bank and wire fraud.

Steve Lefkowitz July 29, 2011 at 09:55 PM
should have been consecutive,not concurrent for that sweetheart deal
Sandy Wyman July 29, 2011 at 11:18 PM
He should spend much more time where" the sun don't shine"!
Joanne Dinardo July 30, 2011 at 01:52 AM
Someone arranged a nice deal
lisa pulitzer October 02, 2011 at 03:29 PM
Judge Doyle should be removed.


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