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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.

White Plains man arrested in global cryptocurrency hacking case

The government does not say how much money was stolen, but one victim, according to the indictment, lost $800,000.

Walison Development charges slander in Mount Vernon land deal

“This has made it nearly impossible … to obtain financing. It stands to reason that investors and lenders will not be willing to lend money … if there is no purchase agreement in place.”

All but one charge against former Mount Vernon mayor dismissed over...

While many of Thomas’ and James’ alleged actions may have been improper, U.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Karas ruled on Sept. 10, they do not “reflect retaliation.”

Katonah blockchain company Equiti Games claims $2M contest fraud

Equiti Games of Katonah has sued F50 and managing partner David Cao for $2 million in Westchester Supreme Court, claiming that a contest they sponsored was a sham.

Rolls-Royce Ghost haunts Mount Vernon repair shop

Rolls-Royce has sued J&B Body Works to get back a Ghost that has been idled in the Mount Vernon repair shop for more than 430 days.

Judge gives green light for Rye Sunoco to post prices in...

It is foreseeable that the city will fix the flaws and file new charges, Judge Joseph Latwin ruled, “and we will be back soon to deal with the issues.”

Westchester IDA helps Citibank sell affordable housing loans

The changes are minor, Citi’s attorney stated, but will enable the bank to cash out of the funds by selling them on the secondary market.

Archie Andrews wins and loses in real-life comic case

“This case boils down to an ownership dispute,” U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti said in his Aug. 29 opinion.

Lawrence Weissmann suspended from practicing law for fixing tickets

The attorney grievance committee that sought the suspension said he had “perverted the administration of justice.”

Westchester IDA OKs $905,000 benefit for Ardsley biotech project

The developer says it is targeting small life science companies that cannot afford the costs of outfitting expensive labs.

CNR controller Keith Borge sentenced to 3 years in prison

If he were really committed to CNR, he would not have retired in 2016 at age 60; he would have stuck it out and handled the financial problems openly and honestly, Judge Vincent Briccetti said.

Mt. Vernon mango mavens sue former manager for $3 million

“In a well-organized and planned manner in the months leading up to his termination,” the complaint states, Justin Young “surreptitiously helped himself to confidential information, solicited existing customers and suppliers, and remained at (International) for enough time to gain as much information as possible and pass on to (It’s Good Organics).”

Feds say employee plan paid way too much for Blue Book

Professional Fiduciary Services’s failure to thoroughly analyze the transaction, the complaint states, caused the employee plan to “overpay by tens of millions of dollars above fair market value.”

Prosecutors place blame for College of New Rochelle demise on convicted...

“The defendant was literally the only person who knew the truth about CNR’s financial condition,” prosecutors state in a sentencing memorandum. “He was the only person who could have initiated a successful effort to save the college."

JPR Mechanical of New Rochelle files for Chapter 7

Three lawsuits filed this week in Westchester Supreme Court suggest that JPR has been short of cash for a while.