Syosset Man Pleads Not Guilty

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Michael Elardo
Michael Elardo

During his arraignment July 10, Michael Elardo of Syosset pleaded not guilty to a grand jury indictment for leaving the scene of an incident without reporting.

On June 15, police say 48-year-old Elardo, while driving his vehicle on Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown, left the scene of an incident that caused the death of 13-year-old Bryanna Soplin. Elardo surrendered to the Nassau County Police Department on June 16.

Assistant District Attorneys Michael Bushwack and Gene Kang of DA Rice’s Vehicular Crimes Bureau are prosecuting the case. Elardo is represented by Michael DerGarabedian, Esq.

The investigation of this case is ongoing for consideration of additional charges.

Elardo remains free on $50,000 bail, and is due back in court on Aug. 11.

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