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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.

Hartsdale dry cleaning tax scofflaw held in contempt of court

Even as negotiations continued, a federal prosecutor wrote to U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti, Calderon continued to fail paying taxes.

Eastchester construction executive gets 2 years in $5.1M kickback scheme

Campana’s attorney depicted him as an otherwise decent man who “temporarily lost his way,” in a sentencing letter to the court, while prosecutors attributed his conduct to “pure avarice.”

New Rochelle IDA approves Cappelli and NRP Group projects

The smaller of the two projects – NRP’s $63 million Lincoln Renaissance Apartments – is arguably the more transformative proposal.

White Plains lender forecloses on New Rochelle self-storage project

The developer planned to build a $25 million self-storage warehouse at 2 Birch St., for ExtraSpace Storage, of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Rockland auto parts company sues Chinese manufacturer over defective alloy wheels

In one instance, the inner wheel barrel allegedly ruptured while the car was in operation. The tire burst. The car spun out of control.

Bank of Hope foreclosure dims dreams of Mount Vernon linen business

“Hotels can’t operate without bedsheets,” Mandy Lema said. “There are 100,000 hotel rooms. They have to have that service.”

Ex-Hudson Valley Teamsters official gets 18 months for bribery

John Ulrich solicited bribes from Patrick Paolucci, the owner of Crossroads Healthcare Management, a Staten Island company that administered the Teamsters' health plan.

Hudson Valley estate caretaker claims he was cheated out of house...

“Emily Falencki will be unjustly enriched,” David Frost asserts, “if the promises of her grandmother, father and she are not enforced.”

CT company accused of stealing $17.9M from Curry Automotive

Employee Benefit Solutions, Wilton, Connecticut, allegedly submitted ledgers to Curry claiming $26 million in employee health care claims from 2015 to 2019, but paid the healthcare providers $8.1 million.

Three brothers fight for control of Jefferson Valley construction company

The business was in “reasonable harmony” until late 2019, according to Anton Milohnic, but over the past several months “Steven Milohnic has wrongfully and unilaterally seized control of the corporation.”

Trash haulers clash over lower Hudson Valley, Fairfield business

Robert Kissh has “utilized confidential information … as a former employee of Oak Ridge,” the complaint states, “to unlawfully compete with Oak Ridge.”

Developers say The Flats at Westchester well-positioned for post-COVID era

“It is ideally situated to give people a more open area,” Andrew Weisz said, “and at the same time is close to a lot of attractions.”

Katonah chiropractor can’t escape $4.2M pregnancy discrimination claim

The decisions trace back to a seven-year legal fight by three women Paswall fired because they were pregnant.

Hudson Valley kitchen contractor files for bankruptcy

Gandl’s assets consist mostly of his house in Monroe, Orange County, valued at $431,000, but it secures more than $1 million for business loans, court judgments and IRS and state tax warrants.

Contractor Jordan Wachtell’s widow sues his partner for $2M death benefit

“Unless the court intervenes,” the petition states, “there is a danger that the proceeds will be dissipated.”