Lawfuel.com – US Law News – Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Janet DiFiore, the Westchester County District Attorney, announced that NARCISA VELIZ NOVACK, a/k/a, NARCY NOVACK, and her brother, CRISTOBAL VELIZ, were sentenced today in White Plains federal court to life in prison by U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Karas in connection with their convictions on charges related to the beating deaths of NOVACK’s husband, Ben Novack, and his mother, Bernice Novack. NOVACK and VELIZ were found guilty of racketeering, racketeering conspiracy, and four counts of violent crime in aid of racketeering in a June 2012 jury trial.
The racketeering counts relate to, among other things, the murder of Bernice Novack, and the maiming and assault of Ben Novack. They were also found guilty of conspiracy to commit, and committing interstate domestic violence, as well as stalking. In addition, NOVACK was found guilty of interstate transportation of stolen property and two counts of money laundering, and VELIZ was found guilty of two counts of tampering with a witness.