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Bill Heltzel

Bill Heltzel has covered criminal justice, courts, government and sports – as a beat reporter and investigative reporter – for daily newspapers in Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. He worked for Bloomberg LP in training and sales. He joined The Business Journal in 2016.

Widow accuses Monsey insurance broker of using religious organizations to hide...

Samuel Ehrenthal “failed to accurately disclose, and therefore concealed, his property,” the complaint states, “with the intent to hinder, delay or defraud a creditor … and the court.”

Appellate court finds Hudson Valley lawyer misappropriated client funds

The court found him guilty of misappropriation of funds by failing to maintain the correct balance in the client trust account, breach of fiduciary duty, disbursing client funds to himself, depositing funds into the wrong account, and failure to provide bank records.

New York Sports Club told to stop charging cancel fees during...

“Neither a national emergency nor dire financial straits,” an April 3 letter states, “relieves (the company) of its obligation to follow the law.”

Sobo & Sobo condoned porn-watching by supervisor, attorney alleges

“Defendants created a sexually hostile working environment,” the complaint states, “that no reasonable person would tolerate.”

Bankruptcy court to consider auction of La Crémaillère fine wine collection

Though his motion makes no mention of the coronavirus, in the past few weeks, it states, “any continued operation of the debtor’s restaurant as a going concern became highly unlikely.”

Harrison whistleblower accuses Progenics of improperly promoting cancer drug

“Progenics engaged in this scheme to deceive investors as to the value of its highly touted, FDA-approved new cancer drug,” the complaint states.

Altman Lighting seeks $5M from ex-manager for taking marijuana grow light...

Julie Smith allegedly told management that the grow light “had not been sufficiently developed to be marketed, while secretly arranging for that product to be delivered to her home with the apparent intent of using it for her own benefit.”

Waterkeeper trademark scofflaw gets COVID-19 jail reprieve

U.S. District Judge Nelson S. Roman concluded, “by clear and convincing evidence,” that environmentalist Jeffrey Salt has continued to disobey the court.

Mount Kisco dealer accused of selling junk car as rare vintage...

To his horror, the complaint states, the mechanic discovered that “his rare, unique find was a sham.”

COVID-19 could cost Rivertowns Square tenant Brooklyn Market $1M

“The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the complaint states, “has all but assured that obtaining the necessary approvals to remove the … equipment, fixtures and installations shall be impossible to accomplish by March 31.”

Eastchester boss sues sister and ex-employees for $10M in trade secrets...

“They used the confidential information that they stole from CPS to determine which ... clients were most profitable,” the complaint states, and “to focus their improper and illegal soliciting efforts … on behalf of Cardworks.”

Judge orders Mamaroneck to act on Hampshire CC development

The village was “continually moving the goal posts,” the developer argued, and was refusing the accept any version of its environmental report.

Rhinebeck collector sued for $1.1M over sale of rare Separate Cinema...

The Separate Cinema Archive encompasses 37,000 items and “embraces a complete history of black cinema in the 20th and 21st Centuries,” appraiser Sarah Hodgson noted, “painstakingly put together with an expert eye over a period of 40 years.”

Appeals court OKs New Rochelle taking property for fire station in...

“The fact that a private developer will receive an ‘incidental benefit’ as a result of the project to relocate the firehouse,” the panel of four justices concurred, “will not invalidate the condemnation.”

Mount Vernon nanny sues for $1M in alleged refinance scam

Defendant Edith Walker “may continue to have a broad impact on consumers at large,” Carmen Palmer contends, and specifically “homeowners in distress.”