CARMEL – A trial date in the case of a Mahopac man who’s accused of striking a high school coach will be set Dec. 15 unless an agreement is reached before that time, Carmel Town Justice Thomas J. Jacobellis said Tuesday night.
But an agreement is “not likely,” according to attorney Joseph J. Tock, who represents Alfonso DiFusco, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree harassment, third-degree attempted assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief.
DiFusco, who left the courtroom without comment, allegedly punched and spat on Mahopac High School girls varsity lacrosse coach Joe Lieto outside the school last March after Lieto cut DiFusco’s daughter from the team during tryouts.
Tock told Jacobellis that the prosecution had provided 12 pages of discovery but had not turned over a school security video of the incident that Carmel Police have allegedly viewed. He asked it be provided prior to December 15.
Two of the charges against DiFusco are misdemeanors, while the harassment charge is a violation. Penalties, upon conviction, range from fines of $500 to $1,000 and 15 days to a year in jail.