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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.

Westchester sues insurance firm for extra costs from firing Spiezio waste...

The county invoked a performance bond and demanded that International Fidelity Insurance Co. make up the difference.

Construction firm payroll manager accused of diverting $472,731 to himself

From March 2015 to September 2017, the complaint states, Xiomel Santos of Dobbs Ferry made 33 wire transfers in the names of 12 people who no longer worked for the company.

State AG tries again to collect on DeSilva fuel oil schemes

The state accuses the father-son team of embezzlement, larceny and fraud, and argues that bankruptcy court should not discharge their debts.

Witness to Tappan Zee tragedy sues tugboat companies for his anguish

The “distress, horror, shock and terror” of watching the crew drown, the complaint states, have caused “ongoing anxiety, stress and loss of enjoyment of life.”

Newburgh fireworks company seeks $3M from competitor for alleged website theft

In 2017, Vincent Esposito claims, he discovered that all web traffic and emails to his website were being diverted to Fireworks Extravaganza's website.

Disbarred attorney Joseph Scali invokes Michael Cohen defense

Scali had done bad things, his attorney, Daniel A. Hochheiser argued in a sentencing memorandum, “but Scali is not a bad man.”

New Rochelle starts Nardozzi Place condemnation

Auto Sunroof CEO Paul Spadaccini has previously questioned whether the city is willing to pay what his property is worth.

Spectrum Painting of Eastchester accused of defrauding federal program

Spectrum allegedly paid kickbacks to the prime contractor and had its workers pose as employees of a certified disadvantaged business enterprise.

Former music executive Robert Jamieson sues broker Hector May for $18M

Robert and Judith Jamieson of Riverside, Connecticut, claim that Hector May pretended to be their friend while secretly emptying their brokerage accounts.

Feds and law firm accuse IT officer and associate of stealing...

They incorporated a shell company and set up Paypal, WePay and bank accounts, according to an arrest warrant affidavit by an FBI agent, using variations of the name Seventech.

New Rochelle IDA approves $14M tax help for $90.5M apartment complex...

The 285 apartments will be “fairly compact” by Westchester standards, but larger than typical New York City apartments.

Tradewind Aviation sues Million Air over Westchester County Airport hangar deal

In October, the lawsuit charges, Million Air “pulled the rug out from under Tradewind” and demanded new terms.

U.S. agency demands debt-collection records from Crystal Moroney law firm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau claims that the New City firm does not intend to fully comply with a demand for records.

Former Tenampa Restaurant cook seeks backpay in bankruptcy action

The employee worked for nearly seven years at the Croton-on-Hudson eatery; she says she worked 11 to 13 hours a day and was paid as little as $1.74 hour, instead of the $7.25 minimum wage or overtime.

Judge: $17.5M malpractice charge still stands against White Plains lawyer

Most of the charges are either duplicative or were filed too late, the judge ruled, but the malpractice accusation is “better addressed on a more complete record at the summary judgment stage or at trial.”