Molloy Newspaper Case Again Delayed

The petit larceny case involving Barney Molloy, chairperson of the board for the Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau, was delayed for a second time on April 12, with the next hearing scheduled for May 10.

Molloy’s attorney, Steve Patterson, requested the adjournment, stating that paperwork sent to the Putnam County District Attorney needed to be completed. Assistant D.A. Patricia Rau told Judge Thomas Costello she believed the case could be concluded on May 10.

In February, Molloy pleaded not guilty to allegations he had stolen four copies of The New York Times, valued at $2.50 each, from bundles outside Cup-o-ccino Cafe, a village coffee shop. He has said the case is a misunderstanding. He agreed at the March hearing to write the café a check for $10 to cover the cost of the papers.

Molloy was convicted in Westchester County in 2012 of felony drunk driving and sentenced to five years’ probation, one condition of which was that he could not be convicted of violating any local, state or federal law. His probation ends April 19.

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