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Tebano, Armando

Accused Party Type
Official - Appointed
Accused Party Title
Schenectady County Republican Elections Commissioner
Court or Office
Schenectady County Republican Committee
Accused City
Schenectady
Accused County
Schenectady
Accused State
New York
City of Complaint
Schenectady
County of Complaint
Schenectady
State of Complaint
Rating of the Accused Party
3.5
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GOP Official, Judge's Husband, Charged With Sex Crimes

SCHENECTADY---County Republican election commissioner Armando Tebano has resigned his $75,000 a year position after being charged Friday with sex crimes involving a 14-year-old girl. Tebano is married to Schenectady County Court Judge Karen Drago, also a Republican. Tebano is facing charges of forcible touching, sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a minor, all misdemeanors, from an alleged incident with the girl at his home in August, 2005. Tebano's arrest came after an investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation of the New York State Police and the Youth Aid Bureau of the Schenectady Police Department. Court records indicate that Tebano allegedly invited the teen to his home to watch the "Star Wars" trilogy, telling her that other people would be present but when she arrived, she found herself alone with Tebano. After Tebano allegedly fondled the girl and when his attention was distracted, she fled by exiting through the back door. She was not physically harmed. Tebano denies the charges. On Wednesday, he had resigned as chairman of the county Republican Committee saying that he was burned out. Schenectady County district attorney Robert Carney has disqualified himself from the case. Montgomery County DA James "Jed" Conboy has been named as special prosecutor.   6-11-06
© 2006 North Country Gazette

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Claims to fame: Former Schenectady (New York) County and City Republican chairman; former Republican county elections commissioner; family man; child molester

Moral apex: Groped a 14-year-old girl while watching a Star Wars movie with her at his home, in 2005.

Charged with: Three misdemeanor counts: third-degree sexual abuse, forcible touching and child endangerment.

Who comes out looking like the real schmuck of the story: Tebano’s lawyer, Peter Lynch.

Why? Well…

After Republicans “called on Tebano to resign his $75,000-a-year position as the county’s Republican elections commissioner and his unpaid duty as city GOP chairman” …

Said Lynch: Tebano had “no plans of leaving public office.”

But then: On June 1, 2006, Tebano announced his resignation as county chairman.

Tebano’s plea: Initially, not guilty.

Said Lynch: “[T]he evidence in the case is going to show plainly and simply that these allegations are false. Armando is an innocent guy.”

But then: In February, 2007, Tebano struck a deal, pleading guilty to second-degree harassment.

Said Lynch: Tebano’s guilty “had absolutely nothing to do with any inappropriate sexual behavior.”

The so-called punishment: “Under the plea bargain, Tebano pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment, which carries no time in jail. City Court Judge Guido Loyola also fined Tebano $250, plus court-related costs and ordered him to complete 250 hours of community service. He was also ordered to stay away from the girl, now 16, and give a DNA sample.” [Albany Times Union, February 8, 2007]

What’s worse than the slap-on-the-wrist outcome: This wasn’t the first time Tebano was suspected of child molestation: “Before the plea deal was struck, Loyola rejected an attempt by special prosecutor Jeb Conboy to enter into evidence four separate cases dating to 1996, where Tebano allegedly engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct. In one incident, Conboy alleged Tebano took ‘nearly nude’ pictures of three underage girls after luring them to a relative’s business.” [ibid.]

Said Lynch: “[T]he old cases were all lies.”

Attribution: http://home.conservativebabylon.com/2008/03/08/armando-tebano/






Judge's Husband Takes Plea Deal In Sex Case



SCHENECTADY---Former Schenectady County Republican Elections commissioner Armando Tebano has pleaded guilty to a non-crime of second degree harassment in a deal offered as he was about to go to trial on sex charges involving a 14-year-old girl. Tebano, 38, is married to Schenectady County Court Judge Karen Drago, also a Republican. He had been facing misdemeanor charges of forcible touching, third degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a minor, all misdemeanors, from an alleged incident with the girl at his home in August, 2005. He has been sentenced to 250 hours of community service, fined $295 and ordered to stay away from the girl. Tebano's arrest came after an investigation by the Bureau of Criminal Investigation of the New York State Police and the Youth Aid Bureau of the Schenectady Police Department. Court records indicate that Tebano allegedly invited the teen to his home to watch the "Star Wars" trilogy, telling her that other people would be present but when she arrived, she found herself alone with Tebano. After Tebano allegedly fondled the girl and when his attention was distracted, she fled by exiting through the back door. She was not physically harmed. Tebano had denied the charges. He had resigned as chairman of the county Republican Committee after his arrest, saying that he was burned out. Schenectady County district attorney Robert Carney had disqualified himself from the case. Montgomery County DA James "Jed" Conboy was named as special prosecutor. 2-07-07

Attribution: North Country Gazette

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