posted on November 19, 2013 07:21
The case against former Corfu Town Justice Robert Alexander is all but over.
Alexander had been charged with official misconduct in connection with 10-thosuand dollars of missing village court funds.
Genesee County Court Judge Robert Noonan has ruled that all charges against Alexander will be dismissed if Alexander stays out of trouble for the next six months.
Alexander was forced to resign as village justice, a position he held for more than 25 years.
Special prosecutor David O’Geen says that was punishment enough
"I think that was the biggest punishment one could give Judge Alexander because he had been judge for so long the fact of res ignation signals that he had done something wrong. I think it also tarnishes his reputation."
Alexander’s daughter, Brandi Watts, the former village court clerk, pleaded guilty for falsifying documents. She also paid $10,000 in restitution.
Outside the courtroom, Alexander seemed relived:
"I just thank God that this case has ended the way it has. I think its a fair disposition."
Alexander has also been bared from ever seeing judicial office again.
Four Rochester men are charged with petit larceny after allegedly being caught in the act of stealing scrap metal from a Bergen business.
The heist occurred at a scrap yard on Route 33 Sunday afternoon.
The sheriff’s office says further investigation could result in upgraded charges.
A fund has now been established to help a Batavia woman whose husband died in a fire last week.
The Bank of Castile is accepting donations in the name of Candee McConnell.
Her husband, George, was killed when fire swept their Davis Ave. home last Tuesday.
The house was extensively damaged.
The McConnell’s had been active with the SPCA and were married for 25 years.
Senator Chuck Schumer is taking steps to make sure upstate New York airports do not suffer from the American Airlines merger with U.S. Airways. Schumer says the two airlines currently provide regional service to 13 upstate airports, including Rochester and Buffalo. Schumer says he is calling on the new CEO of the merged company to preserve regional service and jobs at the airports.
An Erie County man is charged with Hunting While Intoxicated after he allegedly pointed a gun at property owners.
The incident happened on Holland Road in the Town of Java this weekend. The property owners said they confronted a man for hunting on their property who then pointed a gun at them.
44-year-old John Smith of Sardinia, Erie County, is also charged with second-degree menacing. His blood alcohol content was found by a breath test to be more than 3 times the legal limit.