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Trusted Traveler Program Applications Suspended for New York State Residents

Trusted Traveler Program Applications Suspended for New York State Residents

02/10/2020  |  Comments Off on 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... more

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

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

01/24/2020  |  Comments Off on 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... more

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

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

01/23/2020  |  Comments Off on 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... more

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

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

01/20/2020  |  Comments Off on 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... more

Judge Rules Gov. Cuomo Exceeded Authority With Emergency Ban On E-Cigarettes

Judge Rules Gov. Cuomo Exceeded Authority With Emergency Ban On E-Cigarettes

01/13/2020  |  Comments Off on Judge Rules Gov. Cuomo Exceeded Authority With Emergency Ban On E-Cigarettes

A New York State Supreme Court judge recently ruled in favor of a vaping industry group in their lawsuit against... more

Legal Analysis on Status of Maserati Car Crash Investigation

Legal Analysis on Status of Maserati Car Crash Investigation

12/13/2019  |  Comments Off on Legal Analysis on Status of Maserati Car Crash Investigation

WGRZ 2 On Your Side recently aired a report in response to outcry in the community regarding the status of... more

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Addresses Concerns Over New York State Bail Reform

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Addresses Concerns Over New York State Bail Reform

12/05/2019  |  Comments Off on Gov. Andrew Cuomo Addresses Concerns Over New York State Bail Reform

New York State’s new criminal justice reform is continuing to capture media attention.  Attorney Barry Covert was interviewed by WGRZ... more

Legal Analysis of New Federal Animal Cruelty Law

Legal Analysis of New Federal Animal Cruelty Law

11/27/2019  |  Comments Off on Legal Analysis of New Federal Animal Cruelty Law

A new bill was recently signed in to law, which makes acts of cruelty to animals a federal crime. The... more

New York State Upcoming Prison Bail Reform

New York State Upcoming Prison Bail Reform

11/12/2019  |  Comments Off on New York State Upcoming Prison Bail Reform

New York State will enact new prison bail reform next year. The reform, which takes effect on January 1, 2020,... more

Legal Analysis of FBI Raid on Buffalo City Hall

Legal Analysis of FBI Raid on Buffalo City Hall

11/08/2019  |  Comments Off on Legal Analysis of FBI Raid on Buffalo City Hall

Federal Agents recently raided Buffalo City Hall. FBI agents along with agents from the investigative arm of Housing and Urban... more