David Stone
Rema Townsend Sentencing Delayed

If things go as scheduled, we may close the book on one of the sourest incidents ever to stain the Roosevelt Island community. Rema Townsend is expected to be sentenced for crimes committed while acting as RISA's Program Director at the Senior Center for thirteen years.

In July, 2017, Rema Townsend pleaded guilty to siphoning off cash from funds dedicated to seniors in a forgery scheme; accepting funds from two government entities while claiming to work simultaneously for both; and for double-dipping on grants from RIOC and the NYC Department for the Aging.

Related: Rema Townsend's Guilty Plea

The sentencing, on the agenda for New York State Supreme Court on January 8th, 2018, has been rescheduled until June, according to court records available online. We will let you know as soon as we know more.