Home About Chat Users Issues Party Candidates Polling Firms Media News Polls Calendar Key Races United States President Senate House Governors International

New User Account
"A comprehensive, collaborative elections resource." 
Email: Password:

  Ex-State Senator is Ordered Back to Jail
Parent(s) Candidate 
Last Editedhthtrhtrhrtwhwrt  Dec 20, 2004 09:26pm
Logged 0
MediaNewspaper - New York Times
News DateMonday, December 20, 2004 06:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionA New York state appeals court ruled yesterday that former State Senator Guy J. Velella and four other released inmates must return to jail next Monday, unanimously upholding a mayoral panel's order that their early release from Rikers Island was illegal.

The ruling by five justices of the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court, First Department, appeared to give Mr. Velella little room to maneuver to stay out of jail. His lawyer, Charles A. Stillman, vowed to contest the decision before the state's highest court, the Court of Appeals.

But city lawyers noted that the back-to-jail order yesterday would stand unless a judge on that court agreed to take up Mr. Velella's case and grant him an interim stay for another appeal. One legal expert said there was only a slim chance of that happening.
ArticleRead Full Article

Date Category Headline Article Contributor