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Bill Heltzel

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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.

CNA demands more insurance premiums from Mount Vernon contractor

CNA claims Richard Persico and PCI “never intended to remit payment for the additional premiums owed.”

Million Air sues Westchester County for $30M for delaying new hangar

“The county has repeatedly moved the goal posts and continued to unreasonably deny approval of the plans.,” Million Air claims.

Sewer contractor demands $13M from O&R utility for putting it between...

“O&R’s bogus damage claims and threats to evacuate the public reflect such wanton dishonesty,” the complaint states, “as to imply a complete indifference to O&R’s civic obligations.”

Landing at Dobbs Ferry sues village for $4M for waterfront access

Dobbs Ferry has deprived residents of The Landing “use and enjoyment” of their property, by locking a gate on a bridge that allows pedestrians to cross over the Metro North tracks to the waterfront, where Native Americans had fished and hunted for 6,000 years.

Remi restaurateur from Rye Brook declares $5.7 million in bankruptcy debts

Delledonne declared $17,270 in assets and more than $5.7 million in liabilities.

Middletown dry-cleaner ties business problems to chemical spills

A pipe attached to a 500-gallon underground fiberglass tank ruptured in 2016, according to the complaint, and hazardous dry-cleaning solvent leaked into the soil.

Central Avenue Nissan in Yonkers accused of gender discrimination

Central Avenue Nissan agreed to pay Vitale $500 a week plus 3% commissions, still “far less than any of the male sales managers who had less experience and less seniority.”

New Rochelle investor claims money trashed on GPB Waste fund

Qian claims he told Platt that he is a very conservative investor and that his primary goal is preserving capital. Platt, according to the complaint, assured Qian that he would only sell him safe investments.

Jury convicts Exclusive Motor’s father-son owners on fraud charges

When applying for bank loans, the Moslems inflated the value of real estate assets and omitted tax liabilities, to exaggerate their net worth.

Maywood Electrical accused of dodging payments on $520,000 loan

Carlucci allegedly failed to mention that he owed “significant money” to individuals and entities, including taxing authorities.

Rockland lawyer demands $10.2M from Chase for closing bank accounts

“Chase did not even have the decency to advise me before taking such consequential action.”

Former Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club dockmaster claims club owes him...

Hamlett says he worked long hours “to ensure that the members could always enjoy the ‘paradise,’ ‘service’ and ‘tranquility’ they expected” but “his services were not properly rewarded.”

Towing companies say DOT on the hook for $10M for canceling...

The DOT “may be bending to political pressure,” attorney Gary Rosen states in an affidavit, “so that the defendant New York State Department of Transportation can reinstate the prior towing companies.”

Convicted chiropractor James Spina ordered to pay victims $9.8M

“Everything about the practice, from its corporate structure to its billing practices, was fraudulent,” federal prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum.

Cities say firefighting foam by Westchester-based Dynax contaminated their drinking water

Dynax should have known by the early 1990s that chemicals used in fire-fighting foams were hazardous, according to the complaints.