Ira Bernstein and his lover Kelly Gribeluk face sentencing in Might.
A Ramapo podiatrist pleaded responsible Monday to plotting together with his lover to attempt to have his estranged spouse killed.
Ira Bernstein, forty two, of Montebello faces 5 to fifteen years jail when sentenced for felony conspiracy and monetary crimes.
Bernstein and his lover, Kelly Gribeluk, have now each admitted in Rockland County Courtroom that they conspired to rent an area businessman to kill Susan Bernstein, in addition to to have two insurance coverage investigators crushed as much as discourage them from bringing fraud allegations about Bernstein’s podiatry apply to authorities.
The person they picked to facilitate the assaults went to the Spring Valley police, resulting in Ramapo police arresting Bernstein and Gribeluk in Might. Bernstein’s spouse was unhurt.
Bernstein pleaded responsible to at least one felony rely of second-diploma conspiracy involving the plot to kill his spouse and two misdemeanor counts of fifth-diploma conspiracy for the matter involving the insurance coverage investigators.
Government Assistant District Lawyer Richard Kennison Moran stated Monday that Bernstein has additionally agreed to plead responsible to felony third-diploma grand larceny at a later date involving the theft of cash by way of his podiatry apply.
The grand larceny rely covers a theft of between $three,000 and $50,000 and stays beneath investigation, Moran stated.
Bernstein is about for sentencing Might sixteen by County Courtroom Decide David Zuckerman. Gribeluk additionally could possibly be sentenced that day; her plea settlement requires four to 12 years in jail.
The utmost penalty Bernstein had confronted for conspiracy was eight 1/three to 25 years. The proof towards him and Gribeluk included video and audio of conversations with the businessman in addition to different witness testimony.
“After reviewing the fees earlier than him and the district lawyer’s investigation into a further matter, he felt it was time to place this all behind him, settle for duty and transfer ahead with life with certainty as to the result,” Bernstein’s lawyer, Jeffrey Millman of Stony Level, stated.
Gribeluk, 36, the mom of three youngsters, pleaded guilty Sept. 28 to three counts of second-degree conspiracy. The charges include that she and Bernstein made a $2,000 downpayment toward having Susan Bernstein killed and payments of $2,500 to have the investigators beaten up.
Podiatrist Dr. Ira Bernstein with attorney Kenneth Gribetz, pleads for a bail reduction with Rockland County Judge David Zuckerman.
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