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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.

Convicted chiropractor James Spina ordered to pay victims $9.8M

“Everything about the practice, from its corporate structure to its billing practices, was fraudulent,” federal prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum.

Cities say firefighting foam by Westchester-based Dynax contaminated their drinking water

Dynax should have known by the early 1990s that chemicals used in fire-fighting foams were hazardous, according to the complaints.

Sterling National Bank sues Triple A Supplies for $4 million

The problem, according to Sterling Bank, is that the lawsuit was filed last November but Triple A had not immediately notified the bank about a dispute that could impact assets or jeopardize collection of payments.

Irvington insurer accuses ex-employee of $2.6M betrayal

When Metropolitan hired Alex Jelenevsky in 2013, the complaint states, he had no clients, no insurance license, and no experience in property and casualty insurance.

Armonk attorney DeLitta disbarred for stealing at least $1.5M from clients

DeLitta admitted that she cannot successfully defend herself against allegations of professional misconduct.

Hampshire Recreation claims Mamaroneck is ‘taking’ its property, in $58M lawsuit

By refusing to allow any housing, Hampshire Recreation claims in a May 6 lawsuit, the Village of Mamaroneck has in effect taken the property.

Putnam County company wants $5M for medical gloves it never delivered

“To add insult to injury,” Natural alleges, Olympia Sports Co. sold a portion of the promised gloves directly to Natural’s customer, the state of Texas, for a higher price.

Feds ordered to pay defunct Health Republic Insurance $222.8M

had offered low rates on health insurance plans and had enrolled 215,000 people statewide by 2015. But it was losing money, $77.5 million in 2014 and about $500 million in 2015.

Greenwich developer of Villa BXV condominium in Bronxville declares bankruptcy

Last month an American Arbitration Association panel awarded $14.3 million to two parties listed in a bankruptcy exhibit: James Carnicelli Jr. of Scarsdale, and The Gateway Development Group of Greenwich.

Chubb Insurance sues Ritz-Carlton Residences for $2.5M in water damage payouts

The largest claim, $975,929, was paid to Louis Cappelli, the developer of the two Ritz condominium towers and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel around 2007 to 2009.

Gulfstream jet debts lead Cappelli to demand $4.5 million from former...

The estate of Louis Ceruzzi Jr. has allegedly failed to pay its share of expenses and mortgage payments on a $32.8 million Gulfstream jet.

Yonkers towing company claims fence does not make for good neighbor

One of the peculiarities of the densely built site is that a business can have an address on Saw Mill River Road but no access from that street. Transit Towing, according to Michael Rotanelli, is landlocked.

Family member seeks evidence of wrongdoing at Thalle Industries

The records, according to a letter his attorney sent to Thalle , would enable Pacchiana to “investigate possible wrongdoing or mismanagement concerning company finances and operations.”

Lender sues White Plains nursing home in $41.7M foreclosure

The 160-bed Epic Rehabilitation and Nursing at White Plains was designed to serve patients with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as those in need of rehabilitation and long-term care, and patients with no financial means.

Arbitrators order Greenwich developer Fareri to pay $14.3M to Villa BXV...

Fareri’s testimony that he was unaware of activities and tax filings that “inured only to his personal benefit” was not credible, arbitrators said.