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Disbarred Attorney Charges Top Yorktown News This Week

Yorktown resident Charles Diven, a disbarred attorney, was charged with 13 counts stemming from several incidents over a six-year period earlier this week.
Yorktown resident Charles Diven, a disbarred attorney, was charged with 13 counts stemming from several incidents over a six-year period earlier this week. Photo Credit: Courtesy Westchester County District Attorney

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Here are the top stories from Yorktown this week.

  • A 47-year-old Yorktown man was arraigned Tuesday on more than a dozen charges . Disbarred lawyer Charles Diven Jr. was arraigned on a 13-count indictment Tuesday, according to DA Janet DiFiore. The charges include three counts of felony grand larceny, six counts of felony criminal possession of a forged instrument, three counts of felony tax fraud and one count of felony scheme to defraud, according to a release from the DA's office. Diven faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in state prison if convicted, according to the release.
  • Yorktown Heights seventh grader Smita Mohindra was named a semifinalist in the third annual national Broadcom MASTERS science and engineering middle school competition. Three Hundred semifinalists were selected from more than 1,695 applicants after rigorous evaluation and judging conducted by distinguished scientists, engineers and educators. MASTERS stands for Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars.
  • Several Westchester County and local Republican politicians came together to open a GOP headquarters in Yorktown on Friday.

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