Rain is sworn in as St. Duve in the November election. Former Gouverneur Mayor Christopher A. Rain that reduced his original charge of third-degree grand larceny and satisfied two uncharged crimes that included a real-estate transaction he brokered without a license for property he did not technically own.
On April 17, Mr. Miller was sentenced as a second felony offender to two to four years in prison. Rain taps David A. Haggard as her chief assistant district attorney. Snyder, 29, of Irving, and Andrew W. They were stopped on March 2, , by state police in Waddington.
Rain tells Judge Jerome J. Rain institutes a policy that could change the landscape of courtrooms across the county. She recently authorized all police agencies in St.
Lawrence County to have their officers prosecute vehicle and traffic violations. They are looking for the bodies of Betty and Alvin Babcock, a couple in their 80s whom relatives lost contact with two years earlier.
He would have received 25 years in prison. Bartlett now faces life in prison if found guilty in a jury trial. Lester, 28, of 8 Heuvelton St. Morrow, 68, of Ellis Road, Canton. The guilty plea came as part of a deal with Ms.
On July 7, Lester was sentenced to five to 15 years in prison. Bond, 56, of 44 Union St. He was sentenced on July Lawrence County Board of Legislators tables a decision on raising salaries for assistant district attorneys after Republicans complained two days earlier that Democrats were pushing a vote on an issue without proper review. The Times publishes a story announcing that a grand jury will hear testimony May 12 regarding Garrett J.
Hillary is arraigned without counsel on a second-degree murder charge in St. Lawrence County Court, and Judge Richards enters a not-guilty plea on his behalf. Chambers on July 16, The plea satisfies all charges against him. He was sentenced Aug. McKenzie originally was charged with second-degree murder, second-degree manslaughter, reckless assault of a child and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, all felonies, and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.
Hillary is returned to St. Lawrence County jail without bail following the adjournment of a bail hearing in County Court. Lawmakers vote to increase salaries paid to assistant DAs who work under Ms.
Rain, who hired a new slate of assistants after she defeated Nicole M. Ballan, president of the county Indigent Defenders union, harshly criticized her for not following the usual protocol for wage hikes. Rain failed to include the county administrator and the human resources director in the process. In a letter to County Administrator Karen M. Hilaire files complaints against Ms. Rain with the Office of Attorney General Public Integrity Bureau asking for an investigation of the legal issues surrounding the turmoil among Ms.
Rain, various department heads and herself over the failure to reapply for an Office of Victim Services grant and over the use of asset forfeiture money. Judge Richards dismisses charges against James E. Phillips in Potsdam, is back in St. Lawrence County jail after a judge reserved the right to file a written decision following a bail hearing. Rain files an application in St. Lawrence County Court seeking to have Judge Richards disqualify himself from all cases involving her office, stating that Mr.
After a brief recess following Ms. On July 29, Ms. Rain announced an agreement to abide by rule. In a written decision, Judge Richards said he vacated that denial as a result of an order to show cause — issued the previous day by Judge Caruso — giving Ms. Rain until July 24 to explain why she should not be disqualified in her probe of the county and why a special district attorney should not be appointed. Calling it unclear, Ms. Caruso is too broadly written and reads as though her office should cease all grand jury proceedings, which would bring the county justice system to a halt.
Phillips in Potsdam, is ordered released from jail on bond. Judge Richards denied two orders to show cause and a memorandum of law presented by Ms. The second order questioned the sufficiency of the bond and the qualifications of Empire Bail Bonds and whether they were licensed to do business in the state. Hillary is released on bond under the supervision of the St. Lawrence County Probation Department after a hearing before Judge Richards in a last-minute hearing to receive the bail bonds and finalize the terms and conditions of his release.
Judge Caruso determines that Ms. Canton private investigator Donald J. Rain writes a letter to the St. Lawrence County Bar Association, stating that beginning immediately, there will be no reduction in a DWI charge against a defendant with a blood-alcohol content above 0. Under state law, a BAC of 0.
Additionally, as part of this new policy, there will be no reduction if a defendant refuses to take a test to determine a BAC. If death or serious physical injury occur because of drunken or drugged driving, the defendant must plead to the top offense, under the tougher policy. Howells II, 39, and Nicole F. Rain tells The Associated Press that the girls were sexually abused. A hearing is scheduled for Sept. Rain says after the motion was withdrawn.
Each count of predatory sexual assault against a child, an A-2 felony, carries a maximum prison sentence of 25 years to life. Petrie remained charged with 14 counts of first-degree criminal sexual act and one count of first-degree sexual conduct against a child, both felonies, and one count of misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a child.
He faces 30 years in prison and 10 years of post-release supervision. Sentencing is scheduled for April 13, Abreu, 33, is indicted on two counts of felony first-degree rape and one count of first-degree criminal sex act.
Each charge carries a maximum prison sentence of 25 years. Abreu, originally from the Dominican Republic and residing in Draime Residence Hall on campus, is alleged to have raped a year-old woman who was visiting friends at the college.
The action will move forward to the full board. The finance board votes to move forward with the space expansion plan for Ms.
The amendment also stated that the funds would come from equitable sharing funds and forfeited assets. The Republicans were outnumbered by eight Democrats, who argued it was time to move forward with the space plan.
In a news release, Ms. Rain says Judge Richards failed to follow state law when he dismissed an indictment including charges of DWI and vehicular assault against Joseph A. Back II, 54, Hogansburg, when, in fact, a Franklin County judge had made a similar determination the previous year. In his decision, Judge Richards determined that the St.
Regis Mohawk Tribal Police were out of their jurisdiction when they arrested and detained Mr. Back on Route 37 in Massena on March That forced Judge Richards to dismiss the indictment. Rain says her office would appeal the ruling. In his ruling, the judge harshly criticizes Ms.
Lawrence County court following her arrest in August for being involved in a hit-and-run accident in Canton and leading police on a short chase. The guilty plea came as part of a deal with special prosecutor John K. If she complies with all of the terms and conditions of probation, she will be able to vacate her felony plea at final sentencing Dec. Rain says she plans to take the Hillary murder case before another grand jury after considering the options and consulting with the family of year-old victim Garrett J.
The Times reports that Ms. Rain is being investigated by the FBI based upon a Nov. Duve, former district attorney of St. The letter says the FBI has been investigating Ms. Rain based on allegations that an inmate at the county jail acted as one of her agents to obtain a confession from a now-convicted child molester. One charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated and two counts of DWI are dismissed against Christopher R.