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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.

Feds sue Monsey homebuilder for unpaid penalties on Swiss bank accounts

Walter Berkovic pleaded guilty in 2015 to failure to report foreign bank accounts, and was assessed $356,957.

DEC sues Orange County industrial site owners

The state eventually decided that contaminants were within acceptable levels for commercial or industrial uses.

IDA likes latest version of New Rochelle public works facility

“This is one of my happier moments,” Charles B. Strome III, chairman of the city’s Industrial Development Agency, said at a meeting about plans for 70 Nardozzi Place.

Latimer easily defeats Astorino in county executive contest

Antipathy to Donald Trump may have been a big factor.

Yonkers military contractor sues former executive over trade secrets

Crestwood Technology Group claims that former executive Patrick Dunn may have given confidential company information to his son, head of a Maryland company that is a direct competitor.

White Plains dealership sues Mazda to stop franchise termination

By rejecting a request to relocate temporarily, the dealer claims, Mazda forced it to suspend new car sales.

First Amendment lawsuit to continue against Mayor Richard Thomas by developer

Developer Peter Fine accused the city and mayor of political retribution for refusing to hire a particular consultant and for speaking about their dispute with the Westchester County Business Journal.

Campaign money talks in Astorino-Latimer county executive race

The greatest differential was in corporate money: $413,000 for Astorino and $27,000 for Latimer.

American Medical Response sets up regional ambulance base in New Rochelle

“There is a void locally,” said Patrick Pickering, AMR’s operations manager for Metro New York, “and we’re looking to fill it.”

Insurance law firm to split into two and base one HQ...

The partners have decided to focus on their specialties – insurance coverage and insurance defense.

White Plains CPA gets 22 months in prison for tax fraud

Joseph Cervone, 64, had pleaded guilty to using $23.5 million in bogus tax credits for clients and to concealing $500,000 of personal income.

Lower Hudson Valley has fewer jobs in September

Most of the September losses were in the private sector, where there were an estimated 8,700 fewer jobs and a 1.4 percent decline.

Bedford Hills repair shop says Mercedes dealer demanded kickbacks

Dealer representatives allegedly asked how much North State Custom was willing to pay to continue as a sponsored Mercedes repair shop.

Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale is not residential, association says in lawsuit

The 12.5-acre south parcel’s land use classification was changed from cemetery to estate, on the 2017 tax roll.

Audit uncovers problem numbers in Mount Vernon IDA finances

“It was a very hard reconciliation, one of the largest I’ve ever done,” the auditor said.