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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.

Judge finds ‘shocking level of self-dealing’ in Rye Brook broker’s $13M...

Without the restraining order, Ostrager said, “the wind-down of the fund will likely proceed in a manner that furthers Allen’s self-interest to the detriment of the limited partners.”

White Plains businesswoman accused of $891,000 in kickbacks for $8.4M contract

Gabriela Bratkovics was arrested last month and charged in Manhattan federal court with conspiracy, honest services fraud, bank fraud and bribery.

Archie and the Riverdale High gang go to court

Archie is best known for wholesome characters Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge and for their antics at idyllic Riverdale High School, but there is agita at Archie's Pelham headquarters.

NJ coffee company sues Elmsford roaster Barrie House for $6M

“We vehemently deny all the allegations in the complaint,” Tab Rosenfeld, Barrie House’s Manhattan attorney, responded. He said Office Coffee owes money to Barrie House and his client plans to file a counterclaim to collect the debt.

Liberty Tax Service sues to block ex-White Plains franchise for $250K

“Liberty Tax has been sued repeatedly for noncompliance,” Enyaye said. “It was no good for our business, so we severed our relationship with them.”

Leave the dishes, take the cannoli: Partner sues partner in New...

New Roc Pizza, the complaint states, is “funded in large part by the misappropriation of plaintiff’s financial and commercial interest invested in Joey’s Cannoli Inc.”

IRS $2.9M Hudson Valley estate tax case survives legal challenge

The government sufficiently alleged that Carla Marin “engaged in self-dealing of estate assets for her own personal benefit,” Briccetti found, “thereby depriving the estate of significant rental income.”

Neighbors sue Yorktown over garden center’s ‘secret’ site plan

“This is a case about the town board catering to special interests,” the complaint states, “by illegally granting site plan approval to Garden Supply in a clandestine manner.”

Jägermeister tells clothing company not cool to trademark ‘kühl’

A trademark should not be used, Jägermeister argues, to prevent a subsidiary of a German company from selling a product with a German name that uses a common German word to describe and advertise itself.

East Fishkill Fire District sues over glitches in $1M ladder truck

“The defects related to the truck’s bucket and ladder have rendered the truck absolutely useless” the complaint states, “for its intended purpose of being used in rescue operations.”

Rockland’s Chartwell Pharma says FDA delays cost it $1M

“It is incomprehensible,” the complaint states, that Woodfield “would have so little regard for Chartwell, as its customer, and … efforts at bringing the product to market.”

Hudson Valley publisher accused of not paying $843,984 in taxes

“I don’t know anything about it,” William Grogg responded in a brief telephone interview. “I haven’t gotten a copy of it. I haven’t been notified. I haven’t heard from the IRS for years. … I assumed it had all been taken care of.”

Diamond Properties accuses sports memorabilia firm of judgment-proofing its rent

“Photo File became a judgment proof shell and ceased operations as a separate entity,” according to complaint, “leaving it with no ability to pay any of its obligations to DP21.”

Responsibility for maintaining Doral Arrowwood in limbo

“Due to the lack of funding,” receiver Kirby D. Payne stated in a Dec. 24 affidavit, the property “is in dire financial condition."

House foreclosure entangles chef Bonnie Saran’s ‘Little’ eateries

As of December, according to the complaint, Little Bonnie had failed to pay $29,124 in real estate taxes for two years and the December mortgage payment.