Legal Analysis of 70-Month Sentence for Pain Management Doctor

October 16, 2020  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Legal Analysis of 70-Month Sentence for Pain Management Doctor

Attorney Barry Covert was interviewed by WGRZ anchor Scott Levin regarding the sentencing of a Williamsville pain management doctor who was charged with unlawful distribution of painkiller medication. Click here to watch WGRZ’s full report, including legal analysis by Barry Covert regarding details of the case and the 70-month sentence given in U.S. District Court.

The Buffalo News Reports on “Other issues at play” in Matter Regarding Client of Barry Covert

October 8, 2020  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share

The Buffalo News recently published an article regarding a legal matter involving a client of attorney Barry Covert. Mr. Covert spoke to The Buffalo News for their article and provided information on the case. Click here to read the full article in The Buffalo News, which includes Mr. Covert’s comments.

The Associated Press Published Report Regarding a Client of Barry Covert

October 8, 2020  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share

The Associated Press reported on an ongoing legal matter that is taking place in Erie County. Attorney Barry Covert represents an individual involved in the case and spoke to The Associated Press regarding their report on the matter. The Associated Press’ article, which includes comments from Mr. Covert, can be found by clicking here.

CNN Runs Article in Relation to a Client of Barry Covert

October 7, 2020  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
CNN Runs Article in Relation to a Client of Barry Covert

CNN recently published a report regarding a legal matter in the Buffalo area. Attorney Barry Covert spoke to CNN about the case, which involves his client. The CNN.com report, which includes Mr. Covert’s comments, can be found by clicking here.

Legal Analysis on Initial Steps of Buffalo Police Reform Policy

June 16, 2020  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Legal Analysis on Initial Steps of Buffalo Police Reform Policy

WIVB News 4 recently aired a report on steps that have been taken by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown regarding police reform in their respective jurisdictions. Attorney Barry Covert was interviewed for the story to provide legal analysis on some logistical aspects of the new reforms as well as the potential widespread impact the reforms may have. Police Reform Legislation WIVB reported that Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a package of police reform measures into law in New York State. In an announcement on the police reform legislation, Gov. Cuomo also indicated that the state would withhold money from police departments that fail to reform their practices. The news story continued with a report that Mayor Byron Brown has set a reform agenda in motion to end racial injustice and police brutality. The goal of the reforms is to ease tensions between the Buffalo Police Department and Buffalo’s...

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Legal Analysis on Executive Order Allowing Businesses to Deny Entry to People Without Masks

May 29, 2020  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Legal Analysis on Executive Order Allowing Businesses to Deny Entry to People Without Masks

Following a statewide shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, New York State has begun phases of reopening. As counties in Western New York are on the brink of entering Phase II of reopening, businesses continue to assess how to address health concerns. In public briefings, Governor Andrew Cuomo has stressed the importance of all citizens wearing face masks when in public to help prevent further spread of COVID-19. This week, Governor Cuomo issued a new executive order, which allows New York State businesses to deny entry to customers who are not wearing a mask or face covering. As part of the ongoing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, WGRZ 2 On Your Side recently aired a story on Governor Cuomo’s new executive order. Reporter Jackie Roberts explored the legal rights of customers and how this executive order may be enforced. Attorney Barry Covert was interviewed to provide legal analysis for this report. In WGRZ’s...

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Trusted Traveler Program Applications Suspended for New York State Residents

February 10, 2020  |  IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Trusted Traveler Program Applications Suspended for New York State Residents

The Department of Homeland Security recently announced that it is suspending applications for Trusted Traveler Programs from residents of New York State. Trusted Traveler Programs, such as NEXUS and other global entry, allows for an expedited process for pre-screened travelers who are traveling between the United States and Canada. As reported by WGRZ 2 On Your Side, the federal government cited New York State’s recently enacted Green Light Law as the reason for suspending Trusted Traveler Program applications from New York State residents. The Green Light Law allows illegal aliens, who are residing in New York State, to receive a state issued driver’s license. In addition, the Green Light Law prohibits New York State DMV data from being shared with federal law enforcement agencies such as Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. New York State officials who support the Green Light Law argue that other states already have similar laws in...

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Analysis of Cameron Collins, Son of former Congressman, Sentenced to Five Years Probation For Insider Trading

January 24, 2020  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Analysis of Cameron Collins, Son of former Congressman, Sentenced to Five Years Probation For Insider Trading

Cameron Collins, the son of former Congressman Chris Collins, was sentenced for his involvement in an insider trading case. The sentence handed down by a federal judge in Manhattan did not include any jail time. Cameron Collins was sentenced to five years probation. The sentence includes six months of home confinement, five hundred hours of community service, and a fine of $150,000. In October 2018, Cameron Collins plead guilty to conspiracy to commit securities fraud. He could have faced a maximum sentence of forty-six months in prison. Cameron Collins’ sentencing came nearly a week after his father, former Congressman Chris Collins, was also sentenced in this insider trading case involving Innate Immunotherapeutics. Chris Collins was sentenced to 26 months in prison. WGRZ 2 On Your Side reported live as the sentence was handed down to Cameron Collins. Attorney Barry Covert was in studio to provide immediate legal analysis of the sentencing. Continue reading this...

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Legal Analysis of Impact Sheriff’s Support May Have on Sentencing of Kenneth Achtyl

January 23, 2020  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Legal Analysis of Impact Sheriff’s Support May Have on Sentencing of Kenneth Achtyl

Kenneth Achtyl, a former Deputy with the Erie County Sheriff’s Department, is scheduled to be sentenced by an Orchard Park town justice on the evening of January 23rd. Prior to the sentencing, WGRZ 2 On Your Side aired a report on the support Achtyl has received and how it may impact the severity of his sentence. Attorney Barry Covert was interviewed to provide legal analysis for the report. Continue reading this post for Barry Covert’s comments and click on the video below to watch the full report, which includes the interview with Barry Covert. While serving as an Erie County Sheriff’s Deputy in 2017, Kenneth Achtyl was accused of assaulting a 25 year old man at a Buffalo Bills tailgate. It is reported that the man suffered a bloodied face, broken nose, and concussion due to the altercation with Achtyl. In September 2018, an Orchard Park jury found Kenneth Achtyl guilty of assault...

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Legal Analysis of Chris Collins’ 26 Month Sentence in Insider Trading Case

January 20, 2020  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Legal Analysis of Chris Collins’ 26 Month Sentence in Insider Trading Case

Attorney Barry Covert was in WGRZ’s studio to provide legal analysis as news broke on the sentencing of former Congressman Chris Collins for insider trading. Chris Collins was first indicted on a series of insider trading charges in August 2018. After claiming his innocence for over a year, Collins plead guilty to charges in October 2019. On Friday, January 17th, a judge in a Manhattan court room sentence Chris Collins to 26 months in prison. WGRZ 2 On Your Side had live coverage of the sentencing, which included legal analysis by Barry Covert. Continue reading this post for Barry Covert’s comments and click on the videos below to watch the full report, which includes the interview with Barry Covert. Overview of Sentencing WGRZ anchor Maryalice Demler asked attorney Barry Covert for his thoughts on the sentencing of Chris Collins. Mr. Covert stated “I thought that Chris Collins really saved the day. His comments to...

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