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Written by on January 31, 2018

Overdose Death leads to lock up for a Pavilion Man.
Members of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office arrested 38 year old Steven Rigoni of Pavilion following an investigation into the death of a 34 year old Geneseo man that occurred this past June.
Investigators discovered that Rigoni had allegedly provided heroin to the man before he died.
Rigoni was charged with a Class B Felony count of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance.
He was committed to the Livingston County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.


Client Misconduct lands an Albion Attorney behind bars.
31 year old Kevin Allen of Gaines Basin Road was arrested by Orleans County Sheriff’s Deputies for allegedly defrauding at least two of his clients.
In one case Allen was allegedly paid to commence divorce proceedings for a client which he never even started.
Another client allegedly paid Allen $57,000 to file civil case against certain companies.
He allegedly took the payment without rendering any legal services.
Allen is facing charges of Grand Larceny and scheming to defraud and he is being held in the Orleans County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

The Livingston County sheriff’s office is being sued over an inmate who died behind bars.
Last November, Noel Colon was found dead in his jail cell less than one day after being arrested. His body was found surrounded by bags of fentanyl.
The sheriff’s office is accused of gross negligence.
An internal investigation into Colon’s death continues.

Some New York politicians are reacting to President Trump’s State of the Union address.
Last night, Trump called for strength and unity between the parties.
Congressman Chris Collins applauded the speech, saying America is on the right track.
Governor Cuomo, however, accused Trump of paying lip service to the idea of unity, saying this has been one of the most divisive years in memory.

Three New York Republicans now are trying to run against Governor Cuomo.
Yesterday, state Senator John DeFrancisco of Syracuse announced his campaign for governor.
DeFrancisco is throwing his hat into the ring with former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra and Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb of Canandaigua.

A Pearl Street Road resident picked up for snacking without paying.
24 year old Randy Heslor of Batavia was arrested by LeRoy Police and charged with petit larceny following a complaint from a store on West Main Street.
Heslor was accused of taking a deli sandwich, eating it and leaving the store without paying.
He was issued an appearance ticket for a later date in LeRoy Town Court.

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