Towne Automotive Employee Charged with Embezzlement

January 6, 2017  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Towne Automotive Employee Charged with Embezzlement

Orchard Park Police have arrested Billie Becker for allegedly embezzling approximately $1,000,000 from her employer, Towne Automotive. I spoke to WGRZ about the case and the charges. Click the picture above for more and click here for the full story.

Conviction Overturned in Buffalo Boy’s Murder

December 12, 2016  |  APPEALS, CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Conviction Overturned in Buffalo Boy's Murder

The conviction of Matthew Kuzdzal in the 2013 sexual assault and murder of 5-year-old Eain Brooks was recently overturned due to allegations of juror bias. I spoke to Time Warner Cable News about the case and what the District Attorney's options are going forward. See the full story by clicking here.

Criminalization of Business Regulation Violations

December 9, 2016  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Criminalization of Business Regulation Violations

Over the past decade, criminal statutes and sanctions against businesses have surfaced from within federal regulations. These statutes allow what used to considered regulatory violations to become criminalized, which means corporations can be prosecuted for the infractions instead of just being made to pay a fine. I spoke to the Buffalo Law Journal about how the regulations are being applied and what the effect on businesses could be going forward. You can read the entire article by clicking here.

Niagara Falls Councilman Charged

November 11, 2016  |  ETHICS, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Niagara Falls Councilman Charged

On November 10, a Niagara Falls councilman was charged with an elections law violation. I spoke to WGRZ about the charges. Click the picture above for more and click here for the full story.

November 11, 2016  |  CONSTITUTIONAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share

On November 3, a Manhattan judge upheld New York's ban on ballot selfies. I spoke to WGRZ's Scott Levin about the ban and how it affects First Amendment rights. Click the picture above for more or click here for the full story.

Man Charged in Elma Accidental Shooting

November 10, 2016  |  CRIMINAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Man Charged in Elma Accidental Shooting

19-year-old Jake Klocek has been charged with second-degree manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the shooting death of a 19-year-old man in Elma. I spoke to WGRZ's Maryalice Demler about the charges. Click the picture above for more or click here for the full story.

DraftKings, FanDuel Settle with New York State

October 27, 2016  |  IN THE NEWS  |  Share
DraftKings, FanDuel Settle with New York State

Fantasy sports sites DraftKings and FanDuel have settled their false advertising lawsuits with New York State for $6 million each. I spoke to WGRZ about this settlement and what effect it could have on consumers. Click the picture above for more or click here for the full story.

Governor Cuomo Denies Bridgegate Involvement

October 6, 2016  |  ETHICS, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Governor Cuomo Denies Bridgegate Involvement

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has denied allegations that he was involved in New Jersey's Bridgegate scandal after a witness testified earlier this week that he had been implicated. I spoke to WGRZ about these allegations. Click the picture above for more or click here for the full story.

Federal Judge Rules Cell Phone Spying Without Warrant Unconstitutional

July 14, 2016  |  CONSTITUTIONAL, IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Federal Judge Rules Cell Phone Spying Without Warrant Unconstitutional

A Manhattan federal judge has ruled that it is unconstitutional for police to use cell phone tracking equipment without a search warrant, saying that it violates the Fourth Amendment. I spoke to WGRZ's Michael Wooten about the issue. Click the picture above for more or click here for the full story.

Human Rights Case Against Carl Paladino Dismissed

July 5, 2016  |  IN THE NEWS  |  Share
Human Rights Case Against Carl Paladino Dismissed

For over a year, former Buffalo School District attorney Rashondra Martin has alleged that school board member Carl Paladino creates a hostile work environment. The case has now been dismissed, but Martin intends to pursue it in federal court. I spoke to WGRZ about the case and its effect on how taxpayer money is spent. Click on the picture above for more or click here for the full story.