Judge dismisses Indictments against Two Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputies over technicalities
Written by WBTA STAFF on January 10, 2018
Orleans County Deputy Thomas Marano and Sgt. Dean Covis were facing over 100 counts each related to falsifying business records for allegedly working security jobs while on the clock for the Sheriff’s Office.
According to the Special Prosecutor in the case Genesee County District Attorney Lawrence Friedman, the Judge found two issues with the lengthy indictments.
Friedman went on to say the second issue was that he presented the grand jury with a proposed indictment which is used to represent what the official indictment would look like before it is filed
Judge Sara Sheldon who is presiding over the matter decided it impaired the integrity of the case.
Friedman said he plans to address the issues and re-present the indictments in full.