Cocaine dealer faces 5 years in prison
FONDA A 23-year-old Amsterdam man indicted in April for selling cocaine on two occasions in October in the city was sentenced Wednesday in Montgomery County Court to five years in prison with three years of post-release supervision.
Joshua J. Faboskay of Clayton Street was sentenced by Judge Felix J. Catena on the basis of his June 1 guilty plea to third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.
Faboskay was indicted on two counts each of third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, third-degree criminal possession and fourth-degree criminal sale of marijuana.
Judge Catena also ordered Faboskay to pay restitution of $180 to the office of Montgomery County District Attorney James E. “Jed” Conboy, the sum spent by investigators to purchase the cocaine.
In other cases Wednesday in Montgomery County Court:
- Peter Samuels, 34, of Veeder Avenue, Schenectady was sentenced to 31⁄2 to seven years in prison on the basis of his May 18 guilty plea to third-degree burglary.
Samuels was also ordered to pay restitution of $6,200, the value of jewelry and other items stolen from two houses last August in the town of Glen.
- Israel Cabrera, 38, of Vanderveer Street, Amsterdam, pleaded guilty to fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance.
Sentencing is set for Aug. 31 when, under terms of the plea agreement, Cabrera is scheduled to receive a two-year prison term with one year of post-release supervision.
Cabrera was arrested July 1, 2010, for selling heroin to an informant in Amsterdam.
- A 17-year-old youthful offender, whose name was not disclosed as part of youthful offender designation, was sentenced to six months in jail with five years’ probation on the basis of his May 18 guilty plea to third-degree burglary.
Judge Catena also sentenced the youth to 100 hours of community service.
The defendant admitted breaking into a home in Canajoharie on Nov. 20 and stealing video games and a PlayStation gaming system.