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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.

Mahopac neurologist claims Boston Children’s Health impedes her right to work...

Liliah Cantor claims that she was prevented from "seeking alternative employment at a higher rate of compensation.”

Allways East scion Edward Koller ordered to pay $342,000 to bankrupt...

Allways East insiders used the company as a “personal piggy bank,” according to an adversary proceeding filed last year against Koller, “funneling money out of the debtor’s estate that could have been used to pay … legitimate creditors.”

Harrison trash hauler Ralph Mancini pleads guilty to $800,000 billing scam

County Waste Services fabricated the tonnage of the collected waste and thereby charged customers for collection and dumping services that had not been performed.

ECCO III accused of patent infringement on I-95 ‘Last Mile’ project

The interlocking slabs feature a sealed cavity that can be filled with various materials and they are manufactured to fit a road’s precise shapes.

Bankruptcy trustee sues Armonk gas station owner for $508,000

Trustee Gregory Messer seeks to recover assets “so that Armonk’s bankruptcy estate is restored to where it would have been had such debts been repaid, wrongful conduct not occurred, improper transfers had not been made."

Contractor sues Skanska for $4.3M over Westchester Medical Center project

Dynamic Systems Inc. claims it has completed all work required under the contract but Skanska has refused to pay $4.2 million.

Allstate sues to stop Hudson Valley man using bankruptcy to avoid...

The debt arises, Allstate argues, “out of his admitted participation in the intentional, fraudulent and comprehensive insurance fraud scheme.”

Bronx brothers charged in Westchester check washing scheme

The clues had all the earmarks of a check washing scheme that has plagued Tarrytown and other Westchester and Rockland county communities for several years.

SEC and prosecutor say Haitian investment scheme was $2M fraud

“Pierre fraudulently obtained millions of dollars from investors (by) promising impossibly high returns from securities trading,” the SEC complaint states.

Cardiologist seeks $20M from Putnam Hospital Center for blocking admitting privileges

The defendants conspired, colluded and otherwise acted in concert to limit admission privileges, Philip Totonelly claims for “purposes of maintaining a monopoly on the admission of patients.”

White Plains retiree wins $450,000 judgment against unregistered financial adviser

Frank Allgaier gave Greg Aberle access to his IRA account, according to a court filing, “and unwittingly fell into (Aberle’s) trap.”

Mount Kisco doctor’s Lyme disease libel claim dismissed

U.S. District Judge Vincent L. Briccetti did not rule on the merits of Cameron’s complaint but he granted Bellamy’s motion to dismiss “for lack of personal jurisdiction.”

Federal agency accuses Tarrytown man of stealing $280,000 from investors

“Alper misappropriated his customers’ funds,” the complaint states, “and used those funds to pay for his personal expenses.”

California woman sues Mount Kisco charity shop over Hermès Birkin knockoff

“The handbag actually delivered,” the complaint states, “was a counterfeit ‘Birkin’ of nominal value.”

New Rochelle IDA approves $27.8M subsidies for $253M apartment building

“By working collaboratively with the French Speaking Baptist Church to relocate,” BRP Development Corp. says in its IDA application, “the company has ensured that the city will not lose an important religious institution."