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Written by WBTA STAFF on September 18, 2018
Collins to keep name on November ballot while facing federal charges.
Plans for local GOP leaders have changed now that Republican Congressman Chris Collins will reportedly stay on the November ballot.
Collins apparently acted on the advice of his lawyers’ and decided to keep his name on the ballot despite a previous understanding he would work with local leaders to have it removed while he was facing an indictment on insider trading charges.
The report was news to GOP Chairman for Genesee County Richard Seibert…
The only statement from the Collin’s camp came from his legal counsel Mark Braden who said, “Because of the protracted and uncertain nature of any legal effort to replace Congressman Collins we do not see a path allowing Congressman Collins to be replaced on the ballot.”
Local GOP leaders were planning to assemble in Albany today over the issue.
Orleans County Rapist receives two decade prison sentence.
31 year old Gerardo Quiros of Ridgeway was found guilty of rape and criminal sexual act at the conclusion of three day trial.
He appeared for sentencing in Orleans County Court yesterday where he was sentenced to 10 years in prison on four counts of First degree Rape and 10 years on three counts of First degree Criminal Sexual Act.
Quiros led lawmen on a manhunt last year after it was discovered he had allegedly kept his girlfriend drugged repeatedly raping her for weeks on end.
Quiros will serve a total of 20 years in state prison and 20 years post release supervision.
Violent assault leads to lengthy prison sentence for an Albion man.
50 year old Wesley Askew appeared in Orleans County Court yesterday for sentencing on an attempted assault conviction stemming from an incident at a North Main Street Apartment building in Albion in June of last year.
Askew nearly killed his neighbor 55 year old Joseph Julyan after repeatedly punching him in the head and he pleaded guilty in May to Attempted Assault in the second degree.
Because Askew was on parole following a rape conviction the level three sex offender was ordered to serve the remaining 7 years left on his parole along with another 2 to 4 years for the assault.
All in all Askew should expect to be incarcerated for the better part of the next decade.
Alabama man jailed without bail after a domestic incident.
51 year old Douglas Sprague of Judge Road is behind bars with no bail on a count of Criminal Mischief after being arrested last night for a reported disturbance.
Sprague allegedly broke items in a Judge Road residence following an argument and is now slated to appear in Alabama Town Court on October 4th.
Governor Cuomo is calling on the United State Senate to postpone a vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
In a statement, the governor says claims of sexual misconduct by Palo Alto University professor Christine Ford need to be investigated.
According to the “Washington Post,” Ford claimed Kavanaugh held her down and groped her while they were in high school in 1982.
Kavanaugh has denied the allegations.