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Trial likely in case of ex-Barrington official

A trial could be held early next year for the town of Barrington’s former code enforcement officer.

Motions in the case of John Griffin were argued Tuesday in Yates County Court. Griffin faces felony charges of offering a false instrument for filing and issuing a false certificate, and a misdemeanor charge of criminal impersonation.

Griffin was indicted in June by a county grand jury following an investigation by state police and the district’s attorney office. The charges are related to Griffin’s actions in 2014 and 2016.

District Attorney Todd Casella said Griffin, while he was the town’s code enforcement officer, issued two certificates of occupancy to The Olney Place on Route 54. Casella said one of them was false.

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