Republican Suffolk County Legislature candidate Anthony Piccirillo was arrested in 2011 for allegedly helping run illegal poker games in Bohemia and has an outstanding judgment against him for money he owes Suffolk County, court records show.
Piccirillo, an aide to Suffolk Legis. Steven Flotteron (R-Brightwaters), was accused of collecting players’ money for an illegal poker hall, District Court records show.
Piccirillo pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, a noncriminal violation, in 2014 but did not pay a $250 ne until last Wednesday after he was contacted by Newsday, the records show.
Piccirillo said he "played in a small neighborhood poker game" in his 20s. "I owned up to it and moved on," Piccirillo said in a statement.
Piccirillo also said he "just recently found out about an unpaid fee and it has since been satised."
Piccirillo, 36, of Bohemia, also owes the county at least $2,141 for nonpayment of tuition as a student at Suffolk County Community College in 2001, records show.| read more ››