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More Charges For Roth

DA’s office: Arrest made for violating an order of protection

On Thursday, Aug. 16, Massapequa resident Raymond Roth faced an additional charge in the conspiracy case that has made the national news. Roth was arraigned on that date after being arrested on Wednesday, Aug. 15 and charged with criminal contempt in the second degree for violating an order of protection.

The Nassau County District Attorney’s office said that bail was set in the amount of $10,000 cash or bond. The district attorney’s office asked for bail of $1 million. According to the criminal complaint issued by the district attorney’s office, Roth violated a county court order of protection by attempting communications with a person that he had been ordered to refrain from doing so with. Roth is due back in court on Sept. 11.

Last week, District Attorney Kathleen Rice announced Roth’s arrest on several charges, including counts of insurance fraud, conspiracy and falsely reporting an incident. That arrest came on the heels of a similar arrest of Roth’s son, Jonathan, also a resident of Massapequa. The conspiracy charges pertain to an alleged plot where Raymond Roth faked his own death in an attempt to secure up to $410,000 in insurance funds, Rice announced at that conference. The drama began on July 28 when Jonathan Roth reported his father as missing in a call to Nassau County police. The younger Roth told police that his father was lost in the waters off Jones Beach. An extensive, four-day manhunt immediately began, with personnel from the U.S. Coast Guard, the New York State Park Police, the Nassau County Police Department and Bay Constables from the towns of Hempstead and Oyster Bay all participating.

Meanwhile, the elder Roth, Rice said, had fled New York for a timeshare in Orlando, FL. Email messages from Roth to his son were discovered by Jonathan Roth’s stepmother, beginning the process that led to the arrest of both men.