Home Authors Posts by Bill Heltzel

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.

Newburgh ex-comptroller admits to embezzling boat launch fees

A tipster questioned what happened to cash paid for use of the Hudson River launch at the end of Washington Street.

Tompkins Manor settles fair housing lawsuit with $120K payment

West-Ex Associates Inc. and 505 Central Avenue Corp. agreed to pay a disabled man who's application they rejected $120,000.

Hudson Valley adds jobs in June, for fourth straight month of...

The market was bolstered by a strong showing in the government sector, with 2,600 new jobs, an increase of 2.3 percent.

Former Hudson Institute site at center of Cortlandt land use battle

The developer wants to open a luxury hospital for well-heeled people with alcohol and substance abuse disorders.

Westchester affordable housing analysis clears HUD review

Department of Housing and Urban Development notified the county on July 14 that its eleventh analysis of local zoning impediments to housing has been “deemed acceptable.”

Leason Ellis law firm targets alleged trademark scammer

“Activities of PTMA have damaged the integrity of the trademark process by causing consumers to doubt the legitimacy of trademark-related communications,” the complaint states.

New Rochelle car salesman charged in bogus invoice scheme

The car salesman allegedly used the bogus invoice scheme to steal $24,000 from Mike Ceretta Auto Sales in New Rochelle.

Taxman raps DMX with tax fraud charges

The government says DMX earned at least $2.3 million from 2010 to 2015 but concealed his income by maintaining a cash lifestyle.

St. Christopher’s claims developer duped it in North Castle land deal

“Forgione will not accept a reality. St. Christopher’s does not want a high-density project and is repulsed by the unethical way in which Forgione acted.”

Innovation voucher program for small businesses awaits governor’s signature

“It’s a relatively small incentive,” David Buchwald said, “but it will get folks to focus on ideas and dreams and make them a reality.”

Judge approves $1 million settlement in Rye Golf Club pay dispute

Waiters and other Rye Golf Club employees claimed that they were stiffed on overtime payments and tips.

Former comptroller accused of embezzling $2.5 million from Poughkeepsie companies

Mark Cina allegedly used embezzled money to gamble, pay rent, dine out and pay for other personal expenses.

Hudson Valley horse farm owner and wealth manager Bradley Reifler in...

Bradley C. Reifler has declared $50.7 million in liabilities and $4.9 million in assets.

Competing claims for death benefits lead to court

A life insurance company wants a court to help sort out who is entitled to $516,000 in death benefits on two policies whose beneficiaries have changed several times.

Westchester lawyer pleads guilty in theft of sales taxes

Peter Spagnuolo collected $380,000 in sales taxes but did not turn the money over to the state.