Team Steinburg’s decision to go after the Dare County district attorney who prosecuted Diana London has resulted in the prosecutor himself releasing all of his notes related to the plea deal he struck with London.
One of the more interesting tidbits from the D.A.’s document dump? In a timeline of the case created by the prosecutor, it is revealed that Steinburg himself attended a business meeting between London and her victims in this larceny case.
Mind you, this was not legislative business. It was all dealing with London’s private marketing business.
Why would a legislator be so intimately involved in an LA’s side business venture? (Apparently, she was involved in HIS side business as well.)
The document dump also revealed that this was not London’s first go-’round with accusations like this. The Dare County prosecutors compiled some 404(b) information — evidence of similar, relevant prior behavior — to support their position before the judge.
They documented two specific cases in New York that occurred prior to London going to work for Steinburg:
After a couple of attempts in contacting both witnesses in the Diana London cases in New York I received a text message and then follow-up call from Mr. Offir Gutelzon, husband of Michal Gutelzon. Offir Gutelzon explained that he hired Diana London as a nanny back in 2012 and had her babysitting at their house for 2-3 hours a day a few days a week.
He advised that just before Thanksgiving in 2012 his credit card company called and notified him of suspicious activity with his credit card.
The card was canceled and Gutelzon worked the charges out with the bank and got another card sent. After working a more few days, Diana London called in and advised that she couldn’t work for a week or so that she had to go up north and take care of her dad who was sickly.
After another two week lapse the New York City PD made contact with Gutelzon and advised that they had found their credit card in the possession of Diana London as she was arrested on another case.[…]
Caught in possession of a stolen credit card while being arrested for SOMETHING ELSE. *NIIIIIIIIIIICE.*
[…] Gutelzon advised that he never heard anything back from the NYPD nor the New York State court system and he wasn’t aware of any criminal charges stemming from their credit card use.
He never pressed any charges as he thought the NYPD handled it. He advised that he thought she was arrested on a bigger charge and they overlooked his situation.
Offir Gutelzon explained that he was under the understanding that Diana was caught doing a similar crime and when confronted she explained that she was doing it for her boyfriend.
When asked when the last time he spoke with her, he explained when she quit working in late 2012. He also was not familiar with the other victim Molly Moreow.
Offir Gutelzon was very cooperative and advised that he would be willing to help in any way he could but just didn’t know much more about that situation he could advise as he never sought charges and thought the NYPD took care of it.
I still have the NYPD complaints in a folder on my desk. After calling the NYC Clerks office and speaking with Deputy Clerk Susan McGale (646) 386-4507, I found that the other case was in reference to Diana London stealing her roommate (Molly Moreows) check and cashing it as her own. Identity theft and Petite Larceny. Mrs. McGale explained that the prosecutor decided not to prosecute. In fact the cases were never docketed! No convictions, no court reported activity with either case.[…]