Why so many want Joseph Amico behind bars

It was quite a surprise to Joseph Amico, age 45, of 7850 Flagler Street, City of Las Vegas, that two Wayne County Sheriff’s Officers were waiting outside a New York City Courtroom on Monday (8/14) morning, waiting to take him into custody. In a Manhattan court, Amico had been charged with making terrorist threats and Aggravated Harassment in the Second... more

Auburn man admits stealing $83K in workers’ comp benefits

An Auburn man admitted Wednesday to stealing more than $83,000 in workers' compensation benefits and not providing employees at his logging company with workers' compensation insurance coverage. David Sigl, 54, pleaded guilty to three felony charges — second-degree grand larceny, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing and second-degree insurance fraud. He also pleaded guilty to the workers' compensation crime... more

Judge’s ruling favors Casella in ballot case

The voters will decide who wins the race for the Yates County District Attorney seat in the November election. But first, Republican voters will decide which candidate gets the coveted spot on the Republican line of the ballot when they vote in the Sept. 12 Primary. New York State Supreme Court Justice John Ark released decisions on two lawsuits Monday,... more

Ithaca attorney alleges while walking home, two men attempted to rob, assault him

An Ithaca man says he was walking home on Hudson Street just after 11:30 p.m. on Monday night when he noticed the sound of heavy breathing close behind him. Russell E. Maines, a local attorney, says he left his office on East Seneca Street late and proceeded to walk to his home on Prospect Street. Nearly home, while walking uphill... more

Appeal denied for Waterloo man who sexually abused 8-year-old

On August 9th the New York Court of Appeals denied an appeal from a Waterloo man who sexually abused an eight-year-old child in 2011. In February 2015, Ronald Spoor was convicted in the Seneca County Supreme Court of criminal sexual act in the first degree, a class B felony, and was sentenced by Justice Daniel Doyle to a five-year term... more

Locke mobile home park owner cited by Cayuga County files for bankruptcy

The owner of a Locke mobile home park that has been cited for multiple public health violations has filed for bankruptcy protection. Thelma Slater-Chapman, owner of Walnut Grove Mobile Home Park on Tucker Hill Road in Locke, filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy on Aug. 9, the day before Cayuga County was to auction off the property. Slater-Chapman owes the county... more

INSIDE THE FLX: Joe Sapio talks D.A. race, campaigning & issues in Seneca County (podcast)

District Attorney Candidate Joe Sapio, who seeks support from Seneca County residents this fall describes himself as dedicated. The former Fayette Town Judge, who served for more than five years, has a diverse personal and professional background that offers a unique perspective. On Thursday’s edition of the Inside the FLX podcast, Sapio talked about his campaign, some of the challenges... more

Auburn man sent to prison following drugs, sex and weapons charges in Cayuga County

Judge Thomas Leone said he remembers watching Brandon Tape play football for Auburn High School. The wide receiver was one of the team's star players in the mid-2000s. But now he's headed to prison following a serious crime spree in the city. It began in August 2016 when Tape was arrested for selling cocaine in Cayuga County. He was ultimately... more

Van Bortel case headed to grand jury

A grand jury is set to take up the case of Richmond Town Supervisor Nathan Van Bortel, accused of possessing stolen business records from Canandaigua National Bank. Van Bortel and his attorney were back in Canandaigua City Court Wednesday after a series of prior court dates. Now before Geneva City Court Judge Elisabeth Toole, a grand jury proceeding was set... more

Prosecutors: 61-year-old charged with murder of Sodus woman

A 61-year-old man has been charged with murdering a Sodus woman, according to prosecutors in Wayne County. Alvin Pinkard Sr., 61, was arrested Monday night after a grand jury handed up an indictment against him in the death of his ex-wife, 57-year-old Josephine Chiaverini. Chiaverini was found dead by Troopers at her home, on the back porch, on October 6th,... more

Auburn man admits to strangling, raping woman during domestic incident

He doesn’t remember, but he isn’t denying it. The Auburn Police Department responded to a domestic incident on March 15th on McMaster St. and upon investigation, found that a woman had been strangled and raped at the residence, where Jarrel Whiten was a resident. The 24-year-old was initially charged with first-degree rape, second-degree strangulation, third-degree menacing, and two counts of... more

Canandaigua man sentenced for threatening to shoot up VA hospital in Albany

Federal prosecutors say 59-year-old Robert Seifert, of Canandaigua was sentenced last Thursday in federal court after threatening to commit a mass shooting at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Albany. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Seifert was sentenced to three years of supervised release. Seifert spent more than a year in jail after being arrested in July 2016 and charged with... more

Unity Council appeal denied

That didn’t take long. The Interior Board of Indian Appeals Thursday denied an appeal by a group of Cayuga Indian Nation members who challenged a decision to name the Cayuga Nation Council, led by Clint Halftown, as the official governing body of the tribe. The appeal was filed July 28 by Unity Council attorney Joseph Heath of Syracuse. The Unity... more

Cayuga County road rage killer denied fifth request for parole

An inmate who killed a man in a road-rage crash in Cayuga County has been denied parole for the fifth time. William LeVea was convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon in 2011 and was sentenced to six to 18 years in prison. At the time, the court found him guilty of... more

Auburn man denies burglarizing Tom Thumb, Classic Cones

An Auburn man accused of burglarizing two Cayuga County treat shops has claimed he was framed for the crimes. Patrick Langworthy, of 39 Nelson St., was arrested last month following an investigation by New York State Police and the Cayuga County Sheriff’s Office. According to a news release, Langworthy committed two separate burglaries in June — one at Tom Thumb... more

Steuben County man arrested in year-long Maryland child porn case

A man from Avoca was arrested Monday after a year-long investigation into child pornography. Investigators said they were contacted in August 2016 by the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office in Maryland about a potential child pornography case. The investigators in Maryland said 26-year-old Nunziato Nirelli in Steuben County was soliciting photos from a 15-year-old girl in Maryland. Investigators in Steuben County... more

MURDER IN ITHACA: Man indicted on arson, murder charges

An Ithaca man has been indicted on arson and murder charges, according to Tompkins County District Attorney Matthew Van Houten. Houten says that 45-year-old Michael Davis started a fire in a building that caused the death of 28-year-old Josie Berrios in June. Davis was formally charged with first-degree murder and first-degree arson, according to the District Attorney. There was “no... more

Boylan Code adds Terence Robinson to expanding Canandaigua office

Local law firm Boylan Code LLP continues the expansion of its Canandaigua office with the addition of lawyer Terence Robinson, a partner in the firm’s litigation and municipal law practice groups. Robinson, previously of Nixon Peabody LLP, is a well-known litigator in Ontario County. He serves as the chairman of the town of Canandaigua’s Zoning Board of Appeals and last... more
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