Cheektowaga Town Councilman Arrested

On February 23, Cheektowaga Town Councilman Jim Rogowski was arrested following a domestic incident. Barry Covert spoke to WIVB about the charges Rogowski faces. The full story is available on the WIVB website.

Order of Protection violated

According to WIVB, Rogowski was allegedly involved in a road rage accident with his wife and was arrested in the town of West Seneca. WIVB also reports that Rogowski violated an Order of Protection. He has been charged with First Degree Criminal Contempt and Second Degree Menacing.

Mr. Covert told WIVB that “typically it means that there’s an Order of Protection in place or some other court order that allegedly—and, again, they have to prove it beyond a reasonable doubt—he violated.”

About Barry N. Covert

Mr. Covert is a senior partner in Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria’s Criminal Defense Trials and Appeals Practice Area. He is known for his aggressive representation of clients in the areas of New York State and federal criminal trials and appeals; driving while intoxicated; constitutional law, including First Amendment, civil rights actions, and federal False Claims Act; defending against allegations of scientific misconduct and fraud, research misconduct and fraud, plagiarism, and fabrication of evidence; and professional licensing defense. Mr. Covert frequently provides legal analysis for WGRZ and other media outlets.