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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.

Would-be inventors accuse InventHelp of fraud, seek $36M

Two women are demanding $36 million in damages in a class-action lawsuit.

Ineligible tenants jeopardize low-income tax credits, MacQuesten Development charges

Community Housing Innovations leased units to tenants who had too much income, a lawsuit claims.

Credit-card holder sues Citibank, Yankees over phantom season tickets

The Yankees charged $26,000 to his credit card without his knowledge or consent, Jerry Zandman says, and tickets were never provided.

Latina workers accuse Ideal Snacks’ previous owners of harassment

The harassment allegedly occurred before July 2015, when BFY Brands bought the company.

Lower Hudson Valley adds jobs in 2017, but unemployment also increases

The spike in unemployment can be explained in part by the dynamics of the labor market. More people were looking for work here.

Mount Vernon schools sue city IDA and mayor over tax abatement...

“The agreement operates as a gift of public funds,” the school board states in the lawsuit.

Chinese national sentenced to prison for stealing IBM trade secret

Xu Jiaqiang stole “extraordinarily valuable proprietary computer source code that had taken millions of dollars and literally decades of work to perfect.”

GoFundMe appeal results in guilty plea from Ardsley ‘cancer victim’

Vedoutie Hoobraj, who also is known as Shivonie Deokaran, raised more than $50,000, mostly in and around Ardsley, with poignant appeals about her plight.

Former Astorino aides join Mount Vernon mayor’s IDA

Eileen Mildenberger, an attorney who had once directed the county Industrial Development agency, and Edwin J. “Ned” McCormack were appointed by the IDA board.

Champion Fuel ordered to pay restitution to heating oil customers

The court’s decision is the second time that David DeSilva Sr. of Hopewell Junction has been reined in for cheating customers.

Judge rules against dismissing criminal charges against disbarred Middletown attorney

U.S. District Court Judge Nelson S. Roman in White Plains rejected every argument by the former Middletown lawyer in a Jan. 9 opinion.

Westchester judge finds doctor’s noncompete agreement too restrictive

“It is far from clear,” Justice Terry Jane Ruderman wrote, how a physician’s assistant “provides the type of unique services contemplated by 'learned profession' cases."

Westchester wages among highest nationally

Average weekly pay as of last summer was $1,327, or $69,004 annually, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Crystal Run Healthcare sells Newburgh facility for $32.5 million

Hammes Partners, the buyer, has invested exclusively in health care real estate since 2001.

Blue Ridge Capital to shut down, 38 in Tarrytown to lose...

“This can be a humbling business,” founder John Griffin reportedly told his investors.