Ulrich Slams Evac Zone Criminals
Councilman Eric Ulrich along with Councilman James Oddo (R- Staten Island) introduced a bill in the City Council on Wednesday January 9th, that would impose a $50,000 civil penalty for anyone convicted of fraud or property related crimes in an area that is under a mandatory evacuation order. This civil penalty would be on top of criminal penalties that already exist.
“People who commit crimes in disaster areas,” Ulrich said, “are downright despicable and deserve to face the stiffest penalties under the law. If passed, this bill would punish those who capitalize on other’s misfortune and act as a deterrent for anyone who thinks they can get away with breaking the law.”