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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.

Alleged scammer in Somers may have been scammed himself

He concealed his losses, the complaint states, “in an effort to regain his own lost money and attract new funds.”

Cenveo, facing crushing debt and internet challenges, files for bankruptcy reorganization

Brigade Capital Management, a creditor, has asked for an independent examiner to investigate “potential misconduct.”

Judge rules that Scarsdale can’t just remove political signs along streets

Federal lawsuit claims that Scarsdale police removed political signs posted by supporters of a school bond issue.

Guatemala President Jimmy Morales tours New York Medical College

Dr. Edward Halperin, the college’s chancellor and CEO, showed the Guatemalan entourage the biotechnology incubator program, medical training simulators and new dental school.

Developer claims anti-Semitism blocked Monroe housing project

United Monroe campaigned to “take back our town board,” and made frequent references to the “Kiryas Joel power elite.”

Would-be inventors accuse InventHelp of fraud, seek $36M

Two women are demanding $36 million in damages in a class-action lawsuit.

Ineligible tenants jeopardize low-income tax credits, MacQuesten Development charges

Community Housing Innovations leased units to tenants who had too much income, a lawsuit claims.

Credit-card holder sues Citibank, Yankees over phantom season tickets

The Yankees charged $26,000 to his credit card without his knowledge or consent, Jerry Zandman says, and tickets were never provided.

Latina workers accuse Ideal Snacks’ previous owners of harassment

The harassment allegedly occurred before July 2015, when BFY Brands bought the company.

Lower Hudson Valley adds jobs in 2017, but unemployment also increases

The spike in unemployment can be explained in part by the dynamics of the labor market. More people were looking for work here.

Mount Vernon schools sue city IDA and mayor over tax abatement...

“The agreement operates as a gift of public funds,” the school board states in the lawsuit.

Chinese national sentenced to prison for stealing IBM trade secret

Xu Jiaqiang stole “extraordinarily valuable proprietary computer source code that had taken millions of dollars and literally decades of work to perfect.”

GoFundMe appeal results in guilty plea from Ardsley ‘cancer victim’

Vedoutie Hoobraj, who also is known as Shivonie Deokaran, raised more than $50,000, mostly in and around Ardsley, with poignant appeals about her plight.

Former Astorino aides join Mount Vernon mayor’s IDA

Eileen Mildenberger, an attorney who had once directed the county Industrial Development agency, and Edwin J. “Ned” McCormack were appointed by the IDA board.

Champion Fuel ordered to pay restitution to heating oil customers

The court’s decision is the second time that David DeSilva Sr. of Hopewell Junction has been reined in for cheating customers.