Category: Courts

Phelps woman heading to prison after stealing $1.4 million from Seneca Falls employer

Phelps woman heading to prison after stealing $1.4 million from Seneca Falls employer

A 55-year-old Phelps woman was sentenced on Friday in federal court on wire fraud charges. Karen Owens, 55, who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from her Seneca Falls employer will have to pay a little more than $600,000 and spend two ... MORE
Man who escaped Willard

Man who escaped Willard campus in November faces new felony charge

The Ontario County man who escaped the Willard Drug Treatment Facility in Seneca County during the fall has been charged. Kevin Witt, 29, was charged with first-degree escape, which is a Class D felony. He escaped the facility on November 9th, while ... MORE
Case against Canandaigua police officer after 2017 shooting allowed to go forward

Case against Canandaigua police officer after 2017 shooting allowed to go forward

The legal case against a Canandaigua police officer and the city of Canandaigua following a fatal shooting in 2017 is moving forward. The Daily Messenger reports that a judge rendered a decision, which was released on Wednesday involving the fatal shooting of ... MORE
Appointments announced for judge roles in 7th District

Appointments announced for judge roles in 7th District

Judge Craig J. Doran, who serves as Administrative Judge of the 7th Judicial District announced the members of the Leadership Team effective January 1st. The following have been appointed to the role of Supervising Judge: Honorable Judith A. Sinclair, Supervising Judge of ... MORE
Wolcott officer-in-charge indicted on felony sex charges

Wolcott officer-in-charge indicted on felony sex charges in Wayne County

New York State Police report the arrest of a 33-year-old Newark man who is currently employed as the Officer-in-Charge with the Village of Wolcott Police Department. While the incident in question occurred before his employment with the police department – Zackery Powell, ... MORE
Seneca County hires former acting attorney general in Bush administration to handle Cayuga Nation case

Seneca County hires former acting attorney general in Bush administration to handle Cayuga Nation case

Seneca County has hired a Washington D.C.-area lawyer for a possible Supreme Court case. Paul Clement, former U.S. Attorney General and Solicitor General will file a petition with the Supreme Court of the United States, asking it to hear an appeal of ... MORE
Court rules Cuomo’s restrictions on religious gatherings are discriminatory

Court rules Cuomo’s restrictions on religious gatherings are discriminatory

A federal court struck down Governor Andrew Cuomo’s capacity limits on religious services. According to a three-judge panel from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan – the rules discriminate against religious rights. The state had previously issued 10- and ... MORE
Former Mentz town supervisor, fugitive taken into custody in Ohio

Former Mentz town supervisor, fugitive taken into custody in Ohio

Cayuga County Sheriff Brian Schenck says a long-time fugitive, who once served as Mentz Town Supervisor in the mid-1990s has been taken into custody. William Jones, 71, was arrested and convicted in 1996 of official misconduct stemming from his position as town ... MORE
Former Congressman Chris Collins pardoned by President Trump

Former Congressman Chris Collins pardoned by President Trump

Former Congressman Chris Collins, who pleaded guilty to insider trading while a sitting representative in New York is out of prison. He was supposed to serve out the remainder of his sentence into 2022. However, the former Congressman from the 27th District ... MORE
Feds sue Walmart alleging they played role in opioid crisis

Feds sue Walmart alleging they played role in opioid crisis

The Justice Department is suing Walmart, claiming that the retail giant unlawfully dispensed controlled substance through its pharmacies, which helped fueled the opioid crisis in America. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the civil complaint points to the role that Walmart’s pharmacies ... MORE
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Town of Torrey, Greenidge Generation sued over potential effects on Seneca Lake

Town of Torrey, Greenidge Generation sued over potential effects on Seneca Lake

Three environmental groups and 30 individuals are seeking a court injunction to block construction or operation of a Bitcoin data mining facility at the Greenidge Generation power plant. The Sierra Club, Committee to Preserve the Finger Lakes, Seneca Lake Guardian and others ... MORE
Steuben County legislator indicted in sex trafficking ring

Steuben County legislator among five indicted in sex trafficking ring

Steuben County Legislator Steven Maio was recently indicted among four other men following an investigation into a sex trafficking ring. The Evening Tribune reports that Larry J. Comfort Sr. and Larry J. Comfort Jr., both of Elmira Heights, Jonathan F. Hamilton of ... MORE
Mennonite farmer pleads guilty to shooting-and-killing neighbor’s dog in Yates County

Mennonite farmer pleads guilty to killing neighbor’s dog in Yates County

A Mennonite farmer in Yates County has pleaded guilty to shooting his neighbor’s dog. Wayne Hoover, 35, pleaded guilt to aggravated cruelty to animals, which is a Class E felony in exchange for a sentence cap of six months in jail and ... MORE
Rochester Cam’s Pizza owners convicted in scheme to under-report business income

Rochester Cam’s Pizza owners convicted after income under reported by millions

A local business owner has been convicted of withholding upwards of $400,000 from New York State as part of an under-reporting scheme to avoid paying taxes. Rosanna Calascibetta, who is one of the owners of a regional pizza chain called Cam’s was ... MORE
Judge dismisses $14M suit filed by winery owner over deputy’s actions in 2018

Judge dismisses $14M suit filed by winery owner over deputy’s actions in 2018

A U.S. District Court has dismissed a $14 million civil suit filed by a local winery owner who claimed to suffer emotional distress and depression after an incident involving a Schuyler County Sheriff’s Deputy in September 2018. John Zuccarino claimed a town ... MORE
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