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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.

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.

Jess Security demands $2M from Tutor Perini for JFK Airport job

Tutor Perini allegedly reduced the scope of work unilaterally and then gave that work to a firm that was not a certified minority contractor.

Dutchess couple owes IRS $1.4M for unpaid income taxes

A federal judge has issued a $1.4 million judgment against a Dutchess County couple for unpaid income taxes the government has been trying to collect for 11 years.

Credit card company claims Hudson Valley businessman’s bankruptcy conceals $1.8M toner...

TSYS Merchant Solutions claims that David Reich and several associates engaged in a Ponzi scheme that operated out of Reich’s home in Monroe, Orange County.

Convicted College of New Rochelle controller Keith Borge blames other officials...

Borge detailed his version of the college’s decline in a sentencing memorandum and letter to a federal judge in which he asks for no jail time and no fine when he is sentenced on Aug. 28.

Lawsuit claims founder’s stroke was opportunity to loot Yonkers iron works...

“(Marco) Vivanco by his treachery crippled Ourem and cold-bloodedly enriched himself,” according to the lawsuit.

Co-owner wants court to shut down Peter J. Riolo Real Estate

Since 1985, Peter J. Riolo Jr. has operated the business “without regard to corporate formality and in his own best interest,” the petition states, “ignoring any input from the other shareholders or needs of the corporation.”

New Rochelle considers $54M in tax exemptions for five apartment projects

The proposed projects would add nearly 1 million square feet of residential and retail space, provide 839 downtown apartments and cost about $369 million to build.

AMA Labs owner, Gabriel Letizia, accused of rigging sunscreen tests

The alleged scheme cost AMA Laboratories' customers millions of dollars and endangered consumers, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said.

Contractor gets pennies on the dollar from African nation in New...

The dispute concerns the 39-room, 13,400-square-foot Davenport House, a Gothic Revival mansion built in 1859 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Barney’s, the iconic Central Valley fashion retailer, declares bankruptcy … Huh?

Barney’s Inc. lists its principal place of business at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, where it operates a Barneys Warehouse.

Judge says AMEC and Teamsters must arbitrate driver dispute at Edge-on-Hudson...

The union grievance, the judge said in a July 30 opinion, seems to be exactly the type of dispute the parties agreed to arbitrate.

White Plains law firm wants $250,165 from Altice for wrong-number charge

Lehrman, Lehrman & Guterman LLP sued the communications company demanding $250,165 for a $165 phone call it claims it did not place.

Feds charge Exclusive Motor Sports owners with concealing millions of dollars

Saaed and Mehdi Moslem allegedly created fraudulent financial figures for Exclusive Motor Sports and then passed the numbers through to their tax returns, reducing their personal taxes.

UPDATE: Endico brothers fight over family food business

William “diverted monies, assets, resources, customers and corporate opportunities," Felix alleges, to “destroy UFS as Ace expands on its own into manufacturing deli-style salads and similar products that had always been manufactured by UFS.”