After hiding his million dollar home in Sagaponack while applying for housing assistance, concert pianist and piano instructor Antonio Fermin received a conditional discharge of one year and community service April 3 when he pleaded guilty to petty larceny in New York Criminal Court.
Fermin failed to disclose his ownership of a home on Ranch Court in Sagaponack for three consecutive years when re-certifying for housing assistance in TriBeCa, according to DNAinfo. He fraudulently received $17,815 in Section 8 housing funds to pay for an already subsidized two-bedroom apartment in Independence Plaza, DNA info reports.
Fermin was charged with three counts of filing a false instrument in the first degree and grand larceny in the third degree, all felonies. The guilty plea to the lesser charge was a pre-arraignment disposition, according to court records.
Fermin is due back in court June 6 to check on his compliance with the terms of his discharge.
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