April 22, 2009

Cornell Alumna Arrested For Leaving Quarreling Kids Behind

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A Cornell alumna was charged Monday with endangering a child after she ordered her quarreling daughters out of her car and left them in a White Plains, N.Y. business district three miles away from their $2 million house in Scarsdale.
Madlyn Gleich Primoff ’84, who is currently a partner at Manhattan law firm Kaye Scholer, pleaded not guilty. Meanwhile, a temporary order of protection was issued to prevent Primoff from contacting her children.
Primoff’s lawyer, Vincent Briccetti, told the Associated Press, “Madlyn is a great mother connected with a great family, and she is grateful for the outpouring of support from friends and family.”
According to the AP, White Plains police would not say if Primoff came back to look for her children, but they noted that the 12-year-old managed to find her again. Primoff’s upset 10-year-old daughter was found by a stranger, while Primoff simultaneously called police to report her daughter missing.
When the police reached the younger daughter, she gave them her address, and police instructed Primoff to go to the White Plains police headquarters where she was arrested.