People ex rel. Grimaldi v. Warden, C-95, Rikers Island, C-95

CourtNew York Supreme Court Appellate Division
Citation174 A.D.2d 497,571 N.Y.S.2d 274
Decision Date20 June 1991
PartiesThe PEOPLE of the State of New York ex rel. Dominick GRIMALDI, etc., Petitioner-Appellant, v. WARDEN,ISLAND, New York State Division of Parole, Respondents.
Docket NumberRIKERS,C-95

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571 N.Y.S.2d 274
174 A.D.2d 497
The PEOPLE of the State of New York ex rel. Dominick
GRIMALDI, etc., Petitioner-Appellant,
v.
WARDEN, C-95, RIKERS ISLAND, New York State Division of
Parole, Respondents.
Supreme Court, Appellate Division,
First Department.
June 20, 1991.

Before MURPHY, P.J., and CARRO, ELLERIN and ASCH, JJ.

MEMORANDUM DECISION.

Judgment, Supreme Court, Bronx County (Burton Hecht, J.), rendered on November 13, 1990, dismissing the Petition for a writ of habeas corpus, unanimously affirmed, without costs.

Upon examination of the record, we find no basis for interfering with the discretion of the Parole Board in revoking Petitioner's parole and returning him to custody as there was ample evidence in the record to sustain the Board's determination (People ex rel. Van Fossen v. Dillon, 72 A.D.2d 166, 168, 424 N.Y.S.2d 550).

It is well settled that actions by the Board of Parole are judicial functions and are not reviewable if performed in accordance with law (Executive Law § 259-i[5]; People ex rel. Van Fossen v. Dillon, supra at 168, 424 N.Y.S.2d 550).

Specifically, the record at the final parole revocation hearing[174 A.D.2d 498] reveals that the Petitioner's accomplice, Dominick Faraci, credibly testified that during the period from November of 1988 to March of 1989 he made a series of purchases of the narcotic drug cocaine from the Petitioner, who knew that Faraci had a criminal history. The record reveals that Petitioner's counsel had an ample opportunity to cross-examine Faraci.

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Moreover, there is no statutory basis for Petitioner's claim that he was entitled to Brady material and corroboration of accomplice Faraci's testimony pursuant to CPL § 60.22(1) since the Criminal Procedure Law, in this instance, has no application to parole revocation hearings, which have been deemed administrative in nature (People ex rel. Maiello v. New York State Board of Parole, 65 N.Y.2d 145, 147, 490 N.Y.S.2d 742, 480 N.E.2d 356; Piccarillo v. New York State Board of Parole, 48 N.Y.2d 76, 80, 421 N.Y.S.2d 842, 397 N.E.2d 354). Thus, the Hearing Officer could credit the accomplice's testimony although unsupported by corroborative evidence within the meaning of CPL § 60.22(1) (Berenhaus v. Ward, 70 N.Y.2d 436, 443, 522 N.Y.S.2d 478, 517 N.E.2d 193).

Finally, we find that the transcripts of the proceedings satisfied the statutory requirement of a "verbatim record", thereby making possible meaningful judicial review to...

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  • Barbour v. People
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 18 novembre 1994
    ...application in an administrative proceeding to revoke parole" (id. at 1017, 569 N.Y.S.2d 849; cf. People ex rel. Grimaldi v. Warden, 174 A.D.2d 497, 498, 571 N.Y.S.2d 274, lv. denied, 78 N.Y.2d 858, 575 N.Y.S.2d 454, 580 N.E.2d In contrast, although not binding on this court, an examin......
  • People ex rel. Gillispie v. Warden, House of Detention for Men
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court — Appellate Division
    • 2 mars 1993
    ...v. New York State Board of Parole, 65 N.Y.2d 145, 147, 490 N.Y.S.2d 742, 480 N.E.2d 356; see also People ex rel. Grimaldi v. Warden, 174 A.D.2d 497, 571 N.Y.S.2d 274, lv. denied, 78 N.Y.2d 858, 575 N.Y.S.2d 454, 580 N.E.2d An examination of the record herein does not reveal any ground for i......
  • Shearson Lehman Hutton, Inc. v. Meyer
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 20 juin 1991
    ...favor. Petitioner sought to recover money damages in the amount of $499,500. Recognizing that it rests within the sound discretion of an [174 A.D.2d 497] arbitrator to grant or refuse an adjournment, we agree that respondent failed to demonstrate misconduct on the part of the arbitrators in......
  • People ex rel. Grimaldi v. Warden, C-95, Rikers Island, C-95
    • United States
    • New York Court of Appeals
    • 12 septembre 1991
    ...Grimaldi (Dominick) v. Warden, C-95, Rikers Island, New York State Division of Parole NO. 798 Court of Appeals of New York Sept 12, 1991 174 A.D.2d 497, 571 N.Y.S.2d 274 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL, GRANTED OR DENIED. Denied. ...
4 cases
  • Barbour v. People
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court (New York)
    • 18 novembre 1994
    ...application in an administrative proceeding to revoke parole" (id. at 1017, 569 N.Y.S.2d 849; cf. People ex rel. Grimaldi v. Warden, 174 A.D.2d 497, 498, 571 N.Y.S.2d 274, lv. denied, 78 N.Y.2d 858, 575 N.Y.S.2d 454, 580 N.E.2d In contrast, although not binding on this court, an examin......
  • People ex rel. Gillispie v. Warden, House of Detention for Men
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court — Appellate Division
    • 2 mars 1993
    ...v. New York State Board of Parole, 65 N.Y.2d 145, 147, 490 N.Y.S.2d 742, 480 N.E.2d 356; see also People ex rel. Grimaldi v. Warden, 174 A.D.2d 497, 571 N.Y.S.2d 274, lv. denied, 78 N.Y.2d 858, 575 N.Y.S.2d 454, 580 N.E.2d An examination of the record herein does not reveal any ground for i......
  • Shearson Lehman Hutton, Inc. v. Meyer
    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • 20 juin 1991
    ...favor. Petitioner sought to recover money damages in the amount of $499,500. Recognizing that it rests within the sound discretion of an [174 A.D.2d 497] arbitrator to grant or refuse an adjournment, we agree that respondent failed to demonstrate misconduct on the part of the arbitrators in......
  • People ex rel. Grimaldi v. Warden, C-95, Rikers Island, C-95
    • United States
    • New York Court of Appeals
    • 12 septembre 1991
    ...Grimaldi (Dominick) v. Warden, C-95, Rikers Island, New York State Division of Parole NO. 798 Court of Appeals of New York Sept 12, 1991 174 A.D.2d 497, 571 N.Y.S.2d 274 MOTION FOR LEAVE TO APPEAL, GRANTED OR DENIED. Denied. ...

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