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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.

TikTok lawsuit includes mysterious link to Yonkers Mexican bakery

The address of TikTok's agent is also the home of La Piñata Bakery, better known for sensational Mexican sweets than for short-form videos of dancing fools.

Judge says Boies Schiller Flexner did not commit legal malpractice

Her claim of fraudulent billing had to show that the fees bore no rational relationship to the product delivered, d’Auguste ruled, and not just complaints about the quality of the work.

Owner of AMA Laboratories in New City admits to misbranding safety...

AMA Laboratories defrauded customers from 1987 to 2017, according to the government, by testing products on fewer people than required and then producing false reports.

Grudge Match: Heritage Hills tennis devotees duel with pickleball proponents

The bylaws “did not intend to bestow such a sweeping and broad power upon Society’s board of directors,” Squitieri, of the tennis committee, said. “Where would Society’s power end?”

Dutchess bankruptcy attorney sanctioned for ‘bad faith’ billing blunder

“She willfully misled this court, the Chapter 13 trustee, the debtor and the creditors,” Morris said in the decision. “This is an abuse of the prescribed process and undermines the confidence that parties have in the court and the integrity of the attorneys.”

Orange County BMW accused of deceptive financing in lawsuit

Eichele received no bills or correspondence, the complaint states, so he contacted AmeriCredit to find out how to make payments. AmeriCredit had no account for him.

Scarsdale lawyer disbarred for role in Martin Shkreli securities frauds

“I will regret every day of my life the day I met Martin Shkreli,” Evan Greebel told the judge when he was sentenced in 2018.

Mount Kisco Diner sued again for alleged labor law violations

Most of the plaintiffs in the new lawsuit were recent immigrants and their positions as bussers, dishwashers and waiters were their first jobs in the United States. The business model, the complaint states, “revolved around exploiting a vulnerable workforce.”

New Rochelle’s Hometown Restoration winds down after owner’s death

Hometown Restoration has 14 construction agreements but enough money to finish only one or two jobs.

Brother sues brother for $3.2M in Kent Supply family feud

Beginning in 2004, Joe Futterman allegedly used Kent Supply assets as collateral for loans to his JPF Realty Associates, without Sam Futterman's knowledge or approval.

Westchester IDA hears $480M Regeneron proposal

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals wants to build a $480 million pre-clinical manufacturing and process development facility in Greenburgh.

Katonah man allegedly living lavishly while dodging debt on Mount Kisco...

“Nevins has been living a relatively lavish lifestyle,” the complaint states, “including a recent purchase of an expensive automobile .… Nevins had no intention of every paying his debt.”

Mavis Tire accused of withholding $2.4M for snow removal during pending...

Mavis traces its history to 1949 and Vic’s Cycle Shop, a small bicycle repair shop in Millwood. One thing led to another, as customers asked Vic’s to patch flat tires on cars and Vic the Tire King was formed in 1965.

Rockland County developer accused of not paying $10M to investors

Daniel Rubli and Dalia Berman, of Israel, claim Kelman said he could find under-valued properties, quickly renovate them and flip them for a profit.

Judge OKs $904K tax penalty on former Hawthorne man’s Swiss bank...

Invoking his belief that his European heritage had no relevance to U.S. taxes, Karas said, “does not negate a finding of recklessness or willful blindness.”