Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Murder Conspiracy Case of Nick Tartaglione and Gerard Benderoth

Murder Conspiracy Case of Nick Tartaglione and Gerard Benderoth --- ===

Two white cops in New York state, one indicted and one who committed suicide,  charged or about to be charged in conspiracy to sell cocaine and gangland style murder 4 Hispanic men, 2 of whom were in the wrong place at wrong time.

April 18, 2016 murders March 8, 2017 suicide Murder Conspiracy Case of Nick Tartaglione and Gerard Benderoth killed: 5 suspects: 1 arrested 1 suicide detail: Nicholas Tartaglione was a retired Westchester County New York police officer who worked as a cop in Briarcliff Manor and Mount Vernon. He was charged by federal prosecutors in December 2016 with quadruple homicide and drug conspiracy for what prosecutors called “gangland-style” crime during a drug deal gone bad, two appeared to be just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Prosecutors believe Tartaglione participated in the killing of the 4 hispanic men, Martin Luna, Urbano Santiago, Miguel Luna, and Hector Gutierrez in April at a bar owned by Tartaglione's brother called the Likquid Lounge in Chester, Orange County (5) Tartaglione was indicted in a conspiracy to distribute  furtherance of a conspiracy to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine since June 2015. Tartaglione could face life in prison or the death penalty.The victims were last seen April 18 parking at a diner (10). Four bodies were recovered from a farm property in Otisville, where Tartaglione was a tenant, but investigators do not yet know how the victims died. On March 8, 2017 Gerard Benderoth , who worked a stint at the Haverstraw PD after retiring from the NYPD in 2005, was about to be arrested by federal agents on a sealed indictment tied to a murder and drug conspiracy case in connection to the quadruple murder allegedly carried out by Nicholas Tartaglione. 4 After seeing flashing lights, Benderoth stopped near a church and an elementary school and fatally shot himself, apparently choosing suicide before being arrested for his connection to the murders. Benderoth was a "360-pound bodybuilder ex-NYPD cop who killed himself in front of FBI agents probing a quadruple murder was drowning in debt and battling depression"


Victims Hector Gutierrez (top left), Martin Santos-Luna (top right), Urbano Morales-Santiago (bottom left), and Miguel Sosa-Luna (bottom right)


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10 Nicholas Tartaglione: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com
heavy.com/.../nicholas-tartaglione-chester-new-york-police-officer-cop-murders-kills-...
Dec 20, 2016 - Tartaglione Killed the Men at a Family Member's Bar as Part of a ... the four men at a bar in Chester, New York, called the Likquid Lounge, ...
11 Gerard Benderoth - Wikipedia  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_Benderoth

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Gerard Benderoth's suicide leaves behind mystery, speculation
www.lohud.com/story/news/local/rockland/2017/03/10/...benderoth/98997642/
Mar 10, 2017 - Retired Haverstraw and NYPD officer Gerard Benderoth's name had surfaced in the case against Nick Tartaglione, a former Briarcliff Manor officer accused of killing four men in a drug conspiracy. ... A retired Haverstraw cop facing personal financial troubles. ... But in the wake of his ...

New Details Emerge in Murder Case After Ex-Officer's Suicide - The ...
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/09/.../gerard-benderoth-suicide-drug-plot.htmlMar 9, 2017 - Gerard Benderoth, a retired New York City police officer and bodybuilder, was pulled over by F.B.I. agents and local police officers on ...

Cop who killed himself before agents had major post-9/11 trauma - NY ...
www.nydailynews.com/new.../killed-agents-major-post-9-11-trauma-article-1.2993135Mar 10, 2017 - Ex-NYPD cop who committed suicide in front of FBI agents struggled with 9/11-related depression, crippling debt. ... The 360-pound ex-NYPD cop who killed himself in front of FBI agents probing a quadruple murder was drowning in debt and battling depression, according to court records ...

4 Hulking ex-NYPD officer kills himself during FBI stop | New York Post
nypost.com/2017/03/08/hulking-ex-nypd-officer-kills-himself-during-fbi-stop/
Mar 8, 2017 - Gerard Benderoth, 48 — nicknamed “White Rhino” from his days as a ... with Tartaglione allegedly killing Martin Luna, Urbano Santiago, Miguel ...  4 feds planned to arrest him on a sealed indictment tied to a murder and drug conspiracy case, sources said.... Seeing flashing lights behind him, Benderoth called his former colleagues at the Haverstraw Police Department.... stopped his SUV within sight of a church and up the street from an elementary school — and fatally shot himself before the agents could make it to his vehicle, sources said.  Bharara’s indictment of Tartaglione, 49, accuses him and unnamed conspirators of selling kilo-weight cocaine for almost a year.

The ex-cop and the victims crossed paths at a bar his brother owned in Chester, NY, called the Likquid Lounge, Bharara said.

They were last seen together in a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox — and all four died in or near the bar, officials said.

Some of the four were involved in the conspiracy, and some were merely in the wrong place at the wrong time.

(5) Retired cop allegedly killed four men in coke deal gone bad     Lia Eustachewich December 20, 2016    A retired Westchester County police officer murdered four men — including two who were just in the wrong place at the wrong time — in a “gangland-style” crime during a drug deal gone bad, prosecutors said Tuesday. (5)

Nicholas Tartaglione, who worked as a cop in Briarcliff Manor and Mount Vernon, as well as upstate Pawling, was arrested Monday for killing Martin Luna, Urbano Santiago, Miguel Luna, and Hector Gutierrez in April at a bar called Likquid Lounge in Chester, Orange County, authorities said. (5)

“While all murders tear at the fabric of our communities, when the alleged perpetrator of a gangland-style, quadruple homicide is a former police officer, that strikes at the heart of civilized society,” 

newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/03/08/haverstraw-officer-suicide/
Mar 8, 2017 - Upon Being Stopped By FBI, Haverstraw Police Officer Shoots, Kills ... told CBS2 the driver – Haverstraw police Officer Gerard Benderoth – was ...

Retired Westchester Officer Charged With Killing 4 in Hudson Valley Bar
https://www.nytimes.com/.../retired-westchester-officer-charged-with-killing-4-in-hudso...Dec 20, 2016 - A retired police officer has been charged with four counts of murder in ... A person who answered the phone at Likquid Lounge on Tuesday ...

Ex-cop accused of killing 4 during drug deal - CNN.com
www.cnn.com/2016/12/20/us/retired-officer-murder-charges/
Dec 20, 2016 - Ex-cop accused of killing 4 during drug deal .... the killings and distribution of cocaine took place around the local Chester bar, Likquid Lounge.

Former Westchester Cop Indicted on Quadruple Murder
www.courthousenews.com/former-westchester-cop-indicted-on-quadruple-murder/
Dec 21, 2016 - A superseding indictment filed Tuesday says Tartaglione murdered the four men in April 2016 at the Likquid Lounge, a bar in Chester, New ...

(10) Ex-police  officer charged in quadruple murders at Likquid Lounge ...
www.chroniclenewspaper.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?...murders...Likquid-LoungeDec 20, 2016 - Norton State troopers could be seen at the Likquid Lounge in Chester Tuesday afternoon, the site of a quadruple homicide that victims had not been seen or heard from since April 18, the day of their alleged murder, according to prosecutors. Some of the victims “were just in the wrong place at the wrong time," prosecutors said.  According to Village of Chester Police Chief Peter Graziano Jr. late Tuesday afternoon, four bodies were recovered from a farm property on Old Mountain Road in Otisville, where Tartaglione was a tenant....four victims were last seen parking at the Chester Diner on April 18, according to video taken by the nearby auto body shop's surveillance camera. The camera is motion sensitive, so all the video shows is the men parking and getting out of the car. The camera turned off when the motion stopped.  “That was part of the big mystery,” Graziano said, referring to the video. Investigators do not yet know how the victims died. (10) 

11 Retired New York Police Officer Charged with Murder During Drug ...
www.complex.com/life/2016/12/police-officer-charged-murder-drugs
Dec 20, 2016 - Prosecutors believe Tartaglione killed the four men back in April 2016 around a bar calledLikquid Lounge in upstate New York, while ...

12 Nicholas Tartaglione, retired cop, charged with quadruple murder ...
www.washingtontimes.com/.../nicholas-tartaglione-retired-cop-charged-quadruple/
dec 21, 2016 - Retired New York police officer charged with quadruple murder ... 2016 inside a Chester, N.Y. bar owned by his brother, the Likquid Lounge, ...

13 Retired cop charged with killing four in cocaine deal - NY Daily News
www.nydailynews.com/.../crooked-retired-charged-killing-cocaine-deal-article-1.29174...Dec 20, 2016 - Nicholas Tartaglione killed four men in a bar over a deal for 5 kilos of ... the Likquid Lounge in Chester to his home and buried the bodies there.

14  Retired cop from Otisville charged with killing four men in Chester ...
https://www.democraticunderground.com/106822614
Dec 20, 2016 - 1 postProsecutors say Tartaglione killed the four men at the Likquid Lounge in Chester. According to prosecutors, Tartaglione participated in the ...