William Fitzpatrick http://wrvo.org en Onondaga County DA Fitzpatrick says Moreland Commission has uncovered criminal activity http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-da-fitzpatrick-says-moreland-commission-has-uncovered-criminal-activity <p>The Moreland Act Commission appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo is releasing a preliminary report on public corruption in a few weeks. The commission is charged with investigating corruption in state governmental agencies, and has already gone after the state Board of Elections and the Joint Commission on Public Ethics, or J-COPE, at recent public hearings.<br /> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:33:15 +0000 Gino Geruntino 46815 at http://wrvo.org Moreland Commission co-chair not surprised by survey results http://wrvo.org/post/moreland-commission-co-chair-not-surprised-survey-results <p></p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:14:11 +0000 Ellen Abbott 45984 at http://wrvo.org Moreland Commission co-chair not surprised by survey results Is Cuomo's corruption commission going off the rails? http://wrvo.org/post/cuomos-corruption-commission-going-rails <p></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 11:50:07 +0000 Karen DeWitt 45378 at http://wrvo.org Moreland hearing focuses on more alleged corruption http://wrvo.org/post/moreland-hearing-focuses-more-alleged-corruption <p></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:53:20 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44686 at http://wrvo.org Corruption hearings continue in Moreland Act Commission meeting http://wrvo.org/post/corruption-hearings-continue-moreland-act-commission-meeting <p></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:47:27 +0000 Karen DeWitt 44388 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo appoints commission to probe the legislature http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-appoints-commission-probe-legislature <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo has joined forces with the New York State Attorney General to create a commission with wide ranging powers to investigate corruption in the state legislature. This move follows a legislative session during which nearly three dozen state lawmakers have been indicted, arrested, or jailed.<br><br>Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick was named a co-chair of the commission, and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney will serve as a member of the panel.<br> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:53:48 +0000 Catherine Loper 40491 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County DA announces indictment in Bresnahan murder http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-da-announces-indictment-bresnahan-murder <p>An Onondaga County grand jury has returned a 37-count indictment against the Cicero man accused of raping a 10-year old girl and stabbing a Liverpool woman to death last month.&nbsp; Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:01:35 +0000 Ellen Abbott 36039 at http://wrvo.org NY celebrates renewal of Violence Against Women Act http://wrvo.org/post/ny-celebrates-renewal-violence-against-women-act <p>Cheers are coming from all corners of central New York following the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act last week in Washington. The renewal of the law had been stalled for almost two years in the midst of House and Senate gridlock. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 17:22:02 +0000 Ellen Abbott 34206 at http://wrvo.org NY celebrates renewal of Violence Against Women Act One district attorney sees plusses and minuses to new gun control law http://wrvo.org/post/one-district-attorney-sees-plusses-and-minuses-new-gun-control-law <p>Reaction to New York's new gun control law from prosecutors is generally positive. For one central New York District attorney it closes some loopholes, but leaves others open. Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:23:28 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31954 at http://wrvo.org Former SU employee charged with videotaping athletes in locker room http://wrvo.org/post/former-su-employee-charged-videotaping-athletes-locker-room <p>A former Syracuse television sportscaster, and Syracuse University employee stands accused of unlawfully recording video of male student-athletes in a locker room, without their knowledge.&nbsp; Wed, 16 Jan 2013 04:26:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31924 at http://wrvo.org Former SU employee charged with videotaping athletes in locker room Law enforcement supports bill to fight witness intimidation http://wrvo.org/post/law-enforcement-supports-bill-fight-witness-intimidation <p>Central New York law enforcement authorities and prosecutors are standing firmly behind a law pushed by U.S. Senator Charles Schumer that would get federal authorities involved in the witness intimidation investigating business. The Democrat senator from New York was in Syracuse to promote passage of the State Witness Protection Act, which would give prosecutors more tools to convince witnesses to come forward.</p><p><br /> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 13:34:51 +0000 Ellen Abbott 21969 at http://wrvo.org Bernie Fine case a series of missed opportunities http://wrvo.org/post/bernie-fine-case-series-missed-opportunities <p>There won&#39;t be any charges filed in New York State against former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine in the wake of an investigation by the Onondaga County District Attorney&#39;s office.&nbsp;District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick says the statute of limitations precludes that. &nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 12:45:06 +0000 Ellen Abbott 10715 at http://wrvo.org Third Bernie Fine accuser to hold news conference, file civil lawsuit http://wrvo.org/post/third-bernie-fine-accuser-hold-news-conference-file-civil-lawsuit <p>Zach Tomaselli, the third man to come forward accusing former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine of sexual abuse, will hold a news conference in Pittsburgh Thursday, where he&#39;s expected to announce that he is filing a civil lawsuit against Fine.</p><p> Thu, 08 Dec 2011 11:47:13 +0000 Jason Smith 10707 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County DA: First two Bernie Fine accusers are credible http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-da-first-two-bernie-fine-accusers-are-credible <p>Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick held a news conference in Syracuse Wednesday, where he announced that his office is ending its grand jury investigation into sexual abuse allegations against Bernie Fine.<br /> During the news conference, Fitzpatrick said Bobby Davis and Mike Lang, the first two alleged victims are credible, but he cannot bring charges against Fine because the statute of limitations has expired. Davis and Lang say they were abused by Fine from the early 80s until the late 90s.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 18:08:55 +0000 Jason Smith & Ellen Abbott 10671 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County DA: First two Bernie Fine accusers are credible Updated: Syracuse Police Chief issues statement on Bernie Fine investigation http://wrvo.org/post/updated-syracuse-police-chief-issues-statement-bernie-fine-investigation <p>Police chief explains his department's handling of the investigation into former Syracuse coach Bernie Fine.</p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:07:12 +0000 Jason Smith 10213 at http://wrvo.org