Logan CrawfordOct 27, 2017, 6:27 pmOct 27, 2017, 6:34 pm

Smithtown lawyer accused of stealing $2M from child

Authorities: Vincent Trimarco, 48, spent money to become co-owner of club, buy luxury cars and properties


CENTRAL ISLIP — A Suffolk county lawyer is arrested for allegedly taking $2 million from a child.

Police arrested Vincent Trimarco of Smithtown Friday morning for allegedly stealing the money with a co-conspirator from the co-conspirator's grandchild. Just released on a half million dollars bond, Trimarco declined to speak with FiOS1 News.

Trimarco’s lawyer, William Wexler, says Trimarco is not guilty.

"We think the government is incorrect in their allegations here. My client maintains his innocence and that he's done nothing wrong," Wexler said.

In a 19-count indictment, the Dept. of Justice charges Trimarco with mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, and more. The 48-year-old allegedly took the $2 million from a child who got it originally in a wrongful death action.

Authorities say he spent $800,000 of it on the now closed Emporium Club in Patchogue. He didn't spend it inside the club, but allegedly used the money to buy it and become a part-owner.

Officials say Trimarco also used the money to buy a Ferrari F430 Spider for $200,000, a Jaguar XKR convertible for $57,000 and numerous pieces of property in Suffolk.

Authorities say the alleged defrauding of the child started in October 2011.

Trimarco pleaded not guilty to the charges. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

He's expected back in court on Nov. 13.

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