Morning News Briefing
Written by Alex Feig on November 12, 2018
Possible prison time for former Batavia nursing home owner.
62 year old Marc Korn of East Amherst, the former owner of both the Batavia Nursing Home, and the Fairchild Manor Nursing Home in Lewiston, could be looking at prison time.
Korn appeared in federal court Friday where he pleaded guilty to bank theft and willful failure to pay tax.
The charges stem back to 2008 when he received a $3.9 million loan from Fifth Third Bank in to refinance the Batavia Nursing Home.
Korn intentionally overvalued his residence and inflated his net worth in his loan application then failed to make payments on the loan.
The default left the Fifth Third Bank in the lurch to the tune of $2.4 million.
Then Korn evaded paying taxes owed to the IRS, and instead spent the money on restaurants, hockey tickets, jewelry, and on his children’s college tuition.
Korn, who claims to be in ill-health himself, now faces a maximum of two years in prison, a $200,000 fine and also agreed to pay over $2.5 million in restitution.
Sentencing is scheduled for March 13th of next year.
Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reports drunk driving arrests.
Deputies took 38 year old Craig Sleeman of Victor into custody on counts of DWI and Aggravated DWI, along with traffic infractions for failure to signal, failure to keep right and for moving from a lane unsafely.
Sleeman was subject to a traffic stop on Main Street Road in Batavia early yesterday morning where he recorded a Blood Alcohol Content over twice the legal limit,
He is expected to appear in Batavia Town Court on January 28th of next year.
Bergen woman busted for DWI after being found asleep at the wheel.
Deputies arrested 45 year old Susan Rea of Sheridan Road in Bergen early Saturday morning near Wortendyke road and Route 33 after being found asleep behind the steering wheel of her vehicle.
She is charged with DWI, refusal to take a breath test along with a traffic infraction for being stopped or parked on a highway.
Rea was released on her own recognizance and is due back in Batavia Town Court on December 17th.
Batavia woman arrested for grand larceny.
35 year old Angela Torcello of West Main Street Road was arrested and charged with Falsifying Business Records, Grand and Petit Larceny following investigation into an incident that allegedly occurred in May of this year.
Torcello is accused of stealing a credit card and using it to purchase products from a traveling vendor.
She was released with an appearance ticket for Town Court on November 26th.
The Batavia Blue Devils continue their record-breaking season.
Batavia is on their way to battle for a state championship after their win Saturday over Cheektowaga 28 to 56.
The Blue Devils now face Skaneateles next Saturday at Union-Endicott High School.
Our own Bob Brown and Juan Vazquez will be covering the game live beginning at 3 p.m. here on WBTA AM and FM.
This past Veterans Day took on an especially significant meaning for families in LeRoy.
Yesterday Twelve LeRoyans who gave their lives to serve in the Great War were honored on the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day.
The day is in remembrance of the armistice signed by the WWI Allies and Germany to end hostilities on the 11th day of the 11th month at the 11th hour of 1918.
Le Roy’s 12 were enshrined with a new memorial dedicated at Trigon Park in a ceremony complete with a 21-gun salute, and the playing of taps.