You are reading

Graffiti Vandal Gets Jail Time After Failing To Complete Community Service


May 6, 2016 Staff Report

A Corona graffiti vandal has been sentenced to eight months in prison after failing to complete 30 days of community service.

Moise Vilorio, 19, faced charges after writing his tag “Lil Capo” on public property on two occasions in October.

According to the criminal charges, Vilorio used a green marker to write “Lil Capo” on an electrical box at the intersection of 97th Street and 57th Avenue on Oct. 16, 2015, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown’s office said.

Later that day, he used the green marker to write his tags – “Lil Capo,” “FTP,” and “DPL157” – on two sidewalk metal benches in front of 96-17 57th Ave.

Vilorio pled guilty to two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief and two counts of third-degree bail jumping in February. He faced the jumping bail charges after failing to appear in Queens Criminal Court on March 31, 2015.

He was sentenced to complete 30 days of community service.

However, Vilorio was summonsed back to court after failing to complete his community service. Queens Criminal Court Judge Peter Vallone Jr. sentenced him to eight months in jail on his original conviction.

“New Yorkers are sick and tired of so-called graffiti ‘artists’ and their ego-driven vandalism of public property, which is a blight on the urban landscape and costs taxpayers thousands of dollars to clean up,” Brown said. “Unfortunately for the defendant, he couldn’t read the writing on the wall and continued to thumb his nose at society and the justice system by failing to honor the mandated provisions of his sentencing.”

email the author:

One Comment

Click for Comments 

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

‘Ghost car’ driver arrested in East Elmhurst after traffic stop reveals weapons, threatening note: NYPD

Police from the 110th Precinct in Elmhurst discovered an arsenal of weapons in a ghost car they pulled over on Ditmars Boulevard and 86th Street in East Elmhurst early Wednesday morning.

NYPD Chief of Department Jeffrey Maddrey held a press briefing at the 110th Precinct on Wednesday afternoon to discuss what the sergeant and three officers from the 110th Precinct public safety team found when they pulled over a black Ford Explorer at around 1:30 a.m. because it had blacked-out license plates.

Henry ‘Hank’ Krumholz, stalwart pioneer of Queens LGBTQ Pride, dies at 73

Henry “Hank” Krumholz, a pioneering gay rights activist in Queens, passed away on Sunday in his Flushing apartment at the age of 73.

Krumholz played a crucial role in the establishment and success of the Queens LGBTQ Pride Parade, which is held annually in Jackson Heights. He joined the parade’s sponsoring organization right after its inaugural event in 1993 and continued his involvement for decades. His passing came just a week after this year’s parade on June 2, marking its 31st anniversary.