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Ex-Scarsdale dean's drug, prostitution case postponed again

NEWS12 WESTCHESTER: David Mendelowitz is charged with patronizing a prostitute and possessing crack cocaine. (Jan. 7, 2013)

The White Plains City Court case against a former Scarsdale High School dean accused of patronizing a prostitute and having crack cocaine was adjourned again Monday until Feb. 15.

The case against David Mendelowitz, 58, of White Plains, had previously been adjourned from Dec. 3.

Mendelowitz was implicated in what state investigators called a $3.2 million Manhattan-based prostitution ring that advertised its services in The Village Voice.

The sex ring delivered crack cocaine, Viagra pills and prostitutes to Mendelowitz's White Plains apartment, investigators said.

Mendelowitz, who retired in June, is a past president of the Westchester Putnam Rockland Counseling Association, which advocates for school counselors.

Nineteen people were indicted on charges related to drugs, money laundering and prostitution, and two others were charged with patronizing a prostitute after a 16-month investigation.

The arrests were announced in November by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

Mendelowitz also was charged with hindering prosecution for telephoning his alleged drug dealer to tip him off that investigators were looking into the case.

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