Legal Analysis on Bail Issues for Suspect in Niagara County Amber Alert Case

WGRZ 2 On Your Side recently reported on bail issues involving a man from Niagara County who was arrested for abducting a 17-year-old girl. WGRZ’s Ron Plants interviewed attorney Barry Covert to provide legal analysis for the story.

In an earlier story, WGRZ 2 On Your Side reported on an Amber Alert that was issued for a 17-year-old girl from North Tonawanda. Law enforcement found the girl in the state of Pennsylvania and a suspect, Michael D. Mesko, was arrested in the matter.

As a follow-up to the Amber Alert story, WGRZ reported that Michael D. Mesko was released from jail on a second degree rape charge just days before allegedly abducting a 17-yer-old girl in North Tonawanda. For legal analysis on this story; attorney Barry Covert was asked to address issues involving why the suspect was set free, the District Attorney’s rationale for skipping a preliminary hearing in sexual abuse cases, and the impact of New York State’s new bail reform law.

The Buffalo News Reports on Todd Aldinger’s Court Filing for His Client’s Latest Legal Fight With New York State Over Mask Wearing at Orchard Park Gym

Attorney Todd Aldinger’s recent court filing on behalf of his client, Athlete’s Unleashed, was covered by the Buffalo News for a recent front-page story.

Robert Dinero, owner of Athlete’s Unleashed, gained national attention when he waged a successful legal fight against New York State due to the COVID-19 related restrictions the state placed on his Orchard Park gym.

As the Buffalo News reports, Mr. Dinero is now under the threat of a new court order based on recent filings by the New York State Office of the Attorney General. The state Attorney General’s office claims that photos posted on the gym’s social media accounts demonstrate that Athlete’s Unleashed has violated Department of Health regulations.

Legal Analysis on Investigation of New York State Handling of Nursing Home Deaths During Pandemic

WGRZ 2 On Your Side has aired several reports on the latest news regarding how the office of New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has handled nursing home deaths in the state during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of their ongoing coverage, WGRZ anchor Scott Levin interviewed attorney Barry Covert to provide legal analysis for this story.

As reported by WGRZ, the New York Post published an article that claimed Melissa DeRosa, the Secretary to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, admitted during a video conference call with Democratic lawmakers that they hid nursing home data so the federal government would not find out. DeRosa issued a statement regarding her comments during the video call, subsequent to the New York Post story.