Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued

Posted by: all seeing eye

Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 11/08/19 12:47 PM

Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued

Published: 11/08/2019 @ 07:27 am

Last month Former Seneca County Finance Director Brandi Deeds was indicted a numbekr of felony charges after an investigation into her employment with the County.

At the same time, Former County Manager John Sheppard was also charged with official misconduct.

While Deeds was accompanied by Sheppard to her court appearance in Waterloo last month – he didn’t show up to court this week for his own appearance. That according to a report by Finger Lakes News Radio.

At the time of the original story – Sheppard’s court date was not published or released by authorities. The District Attorney’s Office said in a press release that his appearance was set for an unspecified date.

Officials later confirmed that Sheppard did not appear in court, but noted that a bench warrant would be issued for his arrest.

Meanwhile, Deeds is scheduled to appear in local court next on December 10th.

– By Josh Durso
Posted by: all seeing eye

John Sheppard fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 11/08/19 10:31 PM

Sheppard a no-show in court, bench warrant issued

By DAVID L. SHAW dshaw@fltimes.com


WATERLOO — A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of former Seneca County Manager John Sheppard.

Sheppard was scheduled to appear in Waterloo Village Court Wednesday evening for arraignment on a Class A misdemeanor charge of official misconduct. Neither Sheppard nor his attorney appeared, and 1st Assistant District Attorney Brooke Moore sought a bench warrant for his arrest. Village Justice Conrad Struzik agreed and issued the warrant.

Sheppard was indicted by a Seneca County Grand Jury Oct. 15 on the official misconduct charge.

It alleged that he committed an act relating to his office or constituting an unauthorized exercise of his official functions, knowing that such act was unauthorized and he did so with the intent to obtain a benefit.

The charge relates to his oversight regarding the job performance and behavior of former county Finance Director Brandi Deeds.

Deeds was indicted Oct. 15 by the grand jury on nine Class E felony charges and a Class A misdemeanor charge. She is facing seven counts of falsifying business records, a count of fourth-degree grand larceny, a count of defrauding the government and a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct.

Deeds is charged with falsifying her time sheets and being paid $2,169.54 for time not worked seven times from Dec. 29, 2017 to May 4, 2018. Pre-trial motions filed by her attorney, James Doyle of Rochester, are scheduled to be argued Dec. 10 in Seneca County Court.

Both are free on their own recognizance.
Posted by: DeReRustica

Re: John Sheppard fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 11/08/19 11:36 PM

Curious about that last sentence. "Both" could refer to defendant Deeds and her attorney Doyle who are mentioned in the preceding paragraph. But Doyle is not a defendant, so he is just conventionally free like the rest of us.

It could also refer to co-defendant Sheppard. But Sheppard has a warrant out for his arrest, according to the story. So he is not free in the legal sense, he is wanted by the police.

Again, I'm glad we have Sinkiewicz prosecuting. It looks like he will be the permanent DA and not one of the two fellas who would screw this up.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: John Sheppard fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 11/09/19 12:40 AM

Originally Posted By: DeReRustica
Again, I'm glad we have Sinkiewicz prosecuting. It looks like he will be the permanent DA and not one of the two fellas who would screw this up.
Yes grin
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: John Sheppard fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 11/09/19 11:29 AM

keep in mind the source.
Posted by: Hello_Governer

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 11/10/19 01:59 PM

" Former County Manager John Sheppard was also charged with official misconduct." ?????????????????
If that charge sticks I will be surprised, if not shocked. The warrant is probably due to a mistake, if one was actually issued, and that's a big IF.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 11/10/19 02:18 PM

Penal Law - PEN § 195.00 Official misconduct

A public servant is guilty of official misconduct when, with intent to obtain a benefit or deprive another person of a benefit:

1.He commits an act relating to his office but constituting an unauthorized exercise of his official functions, knowing that such act is unauthorized;or

2.He knowingly refrains from performing a duty which is imposed upon him by law or is clearly inherent in the nature of his office.

Official misconduct is a class A misdemeanor.
Posted by: Hello_Governer

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 11/10/19 03:08 PM

Every politician I have ever seen is 100% guilty of that stupid charge, even the FBI laughs when you mention it.
Posted by: Ben444

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 11/10/19 05:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Hello_Governer
Every politician I have ever seen is 100% guilty of that stupid charge, even the FBI laughs when you mention it.
Do you talk to the FBI often? grin
Posted by: CuriousGeorge

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 11/11/19 02:48 AM

I'm already shocked... shocked that he wasn't charged with more than 1 count of official misconduct.

John Sheppard, the Seneca County Manager, was (still is) dating Brandi Deeds, the Finance Director. He was her direct supervisor and he allowed her to take time off without using vacation time and he also allowed her to continually slack off at her job. He knew about it and covered it up for almost two years. He had his Secretary helping him do the finances for the county for almost an entire year so his girlfriend could take time off. Everyone at the top knew about it, but no one did anything to stop it. Employees who questioned what was going on or spoke up about it were lectured, threatened, disciplined, or forced to resign. Entire departments were threatened to keep quiet.

You may be right about two things though. The official misconduct charge probably won't stick because the Board of Supervisors, County Attorney, and Personnel Department supported his misconduct. It was a group effort. He couldn't have done it alone. And maybe you're right about all politicians being guilty of misconduct. Definitely sounds about right in this situation. If that's true, perhaps a few others should be charged as well? I'd start with the board members that voted against an investigation when they were well aware of the issues with the finances and the inappropriate relationship between Sheppard and Deeds.

And sorry to tell you this, but your old friend John Sheppard missed his court date and there is an active warrant for his arrest.
Posted by: Hello_Governer

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 11/12/19 03:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Ben444
Originally Posted By: Hello_Governer
Every politician I have ever seen is 100% guilty of that stupid charge, even the FBI laughs when you mention it.
Do you talk to the FBI often? grin
of course I talk to the FBI often, he's family. In fact he was here for a visit yesterday grin
Posted by: Hello_Governer

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 11/12/19 03:37 PM

IF ; as you say " The official misconduct charge probably won't stick because the Board of Supervisors, County Attorney, and Personnel Department supported his misconduct." it wouldn't be misconduct would it !
Posted by: all seeing eye

Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/15/19 01:30 AM

Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20

By DAVID L. SHAW dshaw@fltimes.com 8 hrs ago

WATERLOO — The attorney for former Seneca County Manager John Sheppard said neither he nor his client were notified of a Nov. 6 court appearance to answer a charge of official misconduct.

Attorney James Doyle of Rochester said he and Sheppard would have appeared before Village Justice Conrad Struzik if they had been notified.

Doyle said the arrest warrant issued when Sheppard did not appear has been withdrawn. Seneca County Undersheriff John Cleere confirmed that the sheriff’s office was notified of that development.

Sheppard is now scheduled to appear in village court at 5 p.m. Nov. 20. Doyle said Sheppard will enter a not-guilty plea and request to remain free on his own recognizance.

Sheppard was indicted by a Seneca County Grand Jury Oct. 15 on one count of official misconduct, a class A misdemeanor. The charge is related to his alleged actions regarding disciplinary action he took against county Emergency Management Director Melissa Taylor. Taylor later resigned, but has since returned to her old job.

The grand jury also indicted former county Finance Director Brandi Deeds on seven counts of first-degree falsifying business records, one count of defrauding the government, one count of fourth-degree grand larceny, and one count of official misconduct. The first three charges are class E felonies.

Deeds is accused of submitting fraudulent time sheets to get paid for working when she was not at work. She entered a not-guilty plea to all charges Oct. 15.

Sheppard and Deeds resigned late in the summer of 2018.


Doyle also represents Deeds. He is scheduled to argue pretrial motions in Deeds’ case Dec. 10 in state Supreme Court of Seneca County. Justice Daniel Doyle is scheduled to preside.

Like Sheppard, Deeds is free on her own recognizance.

Deeds is charged with seven counts of falsifying business records, defrauding the government, fourth-degree grand larceny, all felonies, and a misdemeanor count of official misconduct.
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/15/19 02:06 AM

So.....how did this get screwed up?
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/15/19 02:34 AM

I have to think it was the lawyer not bothering to ask.
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/15/19 02:49 AM

Mark?
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 11/15/19 12:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Hello_Governer
" Former County Manager John Sheppard was also charged with official misconduct." ?????????????????
If that charge sticks I will be surprised, if not shocked. The warrant is probably due to a mistake, if one was actually issued, and that's a big IF.
OOOPs, the governer was right AGAIN
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/15/19 12:32 PM

Originally Posted By: all seeing eye
Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20

By DAVID L. SHAW dshaw@fltimes.com 8 hrs ago

WATERLOO — The attorney for former Seneca County Manager John Sheppard said neither he nor his client were notified of a Nov. 6 court appearance to answer a charge of official misconduct.

Attorney James Doyle of Rochester said he and Sheppard would have appeared before Village Justice Conrad Struzik if they had been notified.

Doyle said the arrest warrant issued when Sheppard did not appear has been withdrawn. Seneca County Undersheriff John Cleere confirmed that the sheriff’s office was notified of that development.

Sheppard is now scheduled to appear in village court at 5 p.m. Nov. 20. Doyle said Sheppard will enter a not-guilty plea and request to remain free on his own recognizance.

Sheppard was indicted by a Seneca County Grand Jury Oct. 15 on one count of official misconduct, a class A misdemeanor. The charge is related to his alleged actions regarding disciplinary action he took against county Emergency Management Director Melissa Taylor. Taylor later resigned, but has since returned to her old job.

The grand jury also indicted former county Finance Director Brandi Deeds on seven counts of first-degree falsifying business records, one count of defrauding the government, one count of fourth-degree grand larceny, and one count of official misconduct. The first three charges are class E felonies.

Deeds is accused of submitting fraudulent time sheets to get paid for working when she was not at work. She entered a not-guilty plea to all charges Oct. 15.

Sheppard and Deeds resigned late in the summer of 2018.


Doyle also represents Deeds. He is scheduled to argue pretrial motions in Deeds’ case Dec. 10 in state Supreme Court of Seneca County. Justice Daniel Doyle is scheduled to preside.

Like Sheppard, Deeds is free on her own recognizance.

Deeds is charged with seven counts of falsifying business records, defrauding the government, fourth-degree grand larceny, all felonies, and a misdemeanor count of official misconduct.

" So if everyone on the county board knew about what she was doing and actually supported both their actions, how is it crime ? quote from Curious George " . The official misconduct charge probably won't stick because the Board of Supervisors, County Attorney, and Personnel Department supported his misconduct. It was a group effort. He couldn't have done it alone".
Posted by: Timbo

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 11/15/19 01:16 PM


I don't know if this has much (if anything) to do with this current situation, but their attorney James Doyle has a looong, sordid history of poor decision making:

https://abovethelaw.com/2012/08/prominen...d-in-wife-swap/


Posted by: BShatley1952

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/15/19 02:00 PM

Isn't it possible that they supported Sheppard because they weren't fully aware of what was going on or they didn't realize it was a crime?

I could trust the opinion of two internet warriors (Woodchuck and Governor) who have been supporting Sheppard all along.

Or I could trust the Sheriff's Investigator's, District Attorney's Office, AND a Grand Jury who all felt that there was enough evidence to charge him with a crime.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/15/19 03:25 PM

there are a couple of board members who have been openly against Shepard from the beginning. Everything he did was with board approval but somehow he got blamed for everything even when it was best for the county and the taxpayers. This is all because of a couple of trouble makers on the county board and the bias newspaper reporting since Shepard was hired. The newspaper is against Shepard because he was supervisor for the Town of Seneca where the Ontario County Landfill is. Everything he has done has been twisted in a negative way.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/15/19 05:00 PM

And there are a lot more supervisors who turned a blind eye to all the reports from the staff and the public that something was wrong. They accepted all Sheppard's expensive and stupid ideas. Now the county has to put a new roof on the Bonadent building at a cost of about $1 million, because Sheppard refused to have the building inspected. The county paid over $100,000 to clean up the financial records after Brandi got them screwed up. And the "cost savings" he claimed from selling the county vehicles and leasing them from Enterprise has yet to be documented. And, of course, the $24 million sewer "consolidation" that the customers could not afford. I am sure there are more yet to be uncovered.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/16/19 01:34 PM

You must get your information from Cindy, she can't wrap her head around a simple math problem. Besides every one of the examples you gave are totally wrong. It's the IDA's sewer project, the casino was the major player in the Bonadent building, and the finances at the county weren't in compliance with the state's requirements and nobody knew how to use the new computer software required by the state. The Enterprise deal took gas cards away from people who were using them to put gas in their own vehicles.

THANKS FOR BRINGING THESE INPORTANT ISSUES TO PUBLIC ATTENTION.
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/16/19 08:17 PM

Supervisors turn a blind eye to a lot of inappropriate behavior at the county office. Let’s not act like all county employees are poor innocent victims.

As far as Cindy goes on this one, she plays devil’s advocate on every issue. She got lucky in this one. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/17/19 07:05 PM

said " PERFECTLY "
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/17/19 10:26 PM

It is the taxpayers and sewer and water district customers who have to pay for "inappropriate" behavior of county employees and supervisors who fail to do their jobs.

And, IMHO, all of the supervisors should be acting as devil's advocates, not just Cindy and a few others.
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/18/19 02:03 AM

Well, IMHO, she often reveals how little she understands issues with her devil’s advocate comments.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/18/19 01:06 PM

I wonder if "all seeing eye" realizes that she could be criticizing herself.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/21/19 01:34 AM

You will all be happy to know that John Sheppard appeared at court tonight. With the "outstanding" Ms Brandi Deeds. Despite an impassioned plea from his lawyer to delay, he was arraigned. He went to the Jail for mugshots and prints and was released on recognizance.

The court hearing will be in January.
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/21/19 06:09 PM

Disgruntled, low performing, tax payer funded employees rejoice.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/21/19 06:45 PM

that man has more integrity in his little finger than just about any person you know ! Fortunately you will never know the details so you won't be able to twist it up like you do everything else.
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/21/19 07:06 PM

My answer was more of an argument with the previous post.

With that said, I was willing to defend him while he was here, although now I have my doubts. That was also Luce’s people that determined that he was possibly up to something. Luce has more integrity and intelligence than most in the Dipronio or West Williams buildings.
Posted by: Gdog

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/21/19 08:10 PM

He will be offered a plea deal for a violation. It will be a nothing charge with a small fine.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/22/19 01:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Dog
My answer was more of an argument with the previous post.

With that said, I was willing to defend him while he was here, although now I have my doubts. That was also Luce’s people that determined that he was possibly up to something. Luce has more integrity and intelligence than most in the Dipronio or West Williams buildings.
At times I respond to a poster but make statements meant for everyone. I don't doubt that John may have crossed the line but everyone does at one time or another. Luce has to enforce the law and is excellent at his job, but I'd bet personally Luce would let this slide.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/23/19 02:23 AM

Ex-Seneca County manager pleads not guilty
By DAVID L. SHAW dshaw@fltimes.com 12 hrs ago

WATERLOO — John Sheppard entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of official misconduct Wednesday night in village court.

James Doyle, the attorney representing the former Seneca County manager, entered the plea on behalf of his client. Justice Conrad Struzik was presiding.

Sheppard remains free on his own recognizance.

Doyle asked for an adjournment, a request Struzik denied and Seneca County Assistant District Attorney Brooke Moore opposed.

Sheppard originally was scheduled to appear for arraignment Nov. 6, but he did not appear. A bench warrant for his arrest was issued but later rescinded. Doyle claimed he was not informed of the court date.

Pretrial motions will be argued before Struzik at 1:15 p.m. Jan. 15.

Sheppard was charged Oct. 15 by a Seneca County Grand Jury for disciplinary actions he took against Seneca County Emergency Management Director Melissa Taylor. He and former county Finance Director Brandi Deeds were the subject of an investigation by the sheriff’s office in the fall of 2018. That report was presented to a grand jury in January 2019.

Deeds accompanied Sheppard to court Wednesday.

Deeds was indicted Oct. 15 on seven counts of first-degree falsifying business records, one count of fourth-degree grand larceny, one count of defrauding the government, and one count of official misconduct. The former three charges are class E felonies, while the latter is a class A misdemeanor. The charges against Deeds relate to allegations of her falsifying time cards in 2017-18.

Pretrial arguments in her case are scheduled for Dec. 10 in Seneca County Court before state Supreme Court Justice Daniel Doyle. James Doyle, who is not related to Daniel Doyle, is representing Deeds as well.

Deeds is free on her own recognizance.

Sheppard, who was county manager from Nov. 9, 2015, to Sept. 4, 2018, recommended Deeds be hired as the county’s first full-time finance director. Sheppard and Deeds resigned in the summer of 2018
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/23/19 02:57 AM

Would you describe facilitating your girlfriend going to out of state cheerleading events on county time, as "crossing the line?"

Seems like more than a little "oops" to me.


Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Originally Posted By: Top Dog
My answer was more of an argument with the previous post.

With that said, I was willing to defend him while he was here, although now I have my doubts. That was also Luce’s people that determined that he was possibly up to something. Luce has more integrity and intelligence than most in the Dipronio or West Williams buildings.
At times I respond to a poster but make statements meant for everyone. I don't doubt that John may have crossed the line but everyone does at one time or another. Luce has to enforce the law and is excellent at his job, but I'd bet personally Luce would let this slide.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/23/19 01:16 PM

I have my lap top and I'm in California for the holidays, but I'm still here on the forums ain't I. !!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you have any idea how many people work from home using their computer ? Get up to date.

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Posted by: BShatley1952

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/23/19 06:07 PM

For once, I agree with you Chuck. Working from home or Disney World or a cheerleading competition might still be working...unless you're not actually working at all, which must be the case here. Sounds like they must have evidence that she wasn't logged into the county systems while she was away. I will let the jury decide that one.

Who knows? Maybe she was thinking about work while she was riding the teacups or riding something else. Does thinking about work count as work,Chuck? The County may owe Ms. Deeds overtime.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/24/19 02:46 PM

DUH, most workers only work 3 to 5 hours a day and get paid for 8. And I know people who have quit Seneca County because their co-workers did absolutely nothing all day. DOES THAT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION ?
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/24/19 02:51 PM

The workers questioned in the poll estimated they spend 6.3 hours a day checking emails, with 3.2 hours devoted to work emails and 3.1 hours to personal messages.

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/check-work-email-hours-survey_n_55ddd168e4b0a40aa3ace672
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/24/19 04:04 PM

What does this poll have to do with attending out of state cheerleading contests and submitting false time cards saying you were at work?
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 11/24/19 06:02 PM

DUHI'll wait for the jury to deside.
Posted by: young guns

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 11/24/19 08:26 PM

Look you know where she lives go get her and put her in jail
Posted by: young guns

Re: John Sheppard fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 11/24/19 08:29 PM

any one else would be in jail already? Why are these thieves so special? blush
Posted by: young guns

Re: John Sheppard fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 11/24/19 08:30 PM

TRUMP AND FAMILY BE IN JAIL! I DON'T THINK SO
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: John Sheppard fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 11/25/19 02:32 PM

normally white collar crime is not treated the same as other crimes. Maybe because the people making the rules know it's only a matter of time before they themselves will get caught. grin
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/13/19 09:03 PM

Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22
By DAVID L. SHAW dshaw@fltimes.com 3 hrs ago


WATERLOO — Pre-trial motion arguments in the case against former Seneca County Finance Director Brandi Deeds have been rescheduled for 10 a.m. Jan. 22 in State Supreme Court for Seneca County.

The arguments originally were scheduled for Dec. 10 but were adjourned at the request of defense attorney James Doyle of Rochester, with agreement by the Seneca County District Attorney’s Office.

Deeds, 43, remains free on her own recognizance. She was named in a 10-count grand jury indictment Oct. 15 and pleaded not guilty at her arraignment that day.


The indictment charges her with seven counts of first-degree falsifying business records, a count of defrauding the government and a count of fourth-degree grand larceny, all Class E felonies. She also is charged with a Class A misdemeanor count of official misconduct.

Deeds is accused of engaging in a scheme with the intent of defrauding the county by false or fraudulent pretenses. She is accused of falsifying her work time sheets, resulting in her being paid $2,169.54 for time not worked in the finance department from Dec. 29, 2017 to May 4, 2018. She resigned in August 2018.

The county Board of Supervisors ordered a special investigation into the actions of Deeds and former County Manager John Sheppard Oct. 23, 2018. The Seneca County Sheriff’s office completed the investigation in January 2019, after which the case was presented to a grand jury, resulting in the indictment.

Sheppard faces a Class A misdemeanor county of official misconduct in a separate matter involving county Emergency Management Director Melissa Taylor. He has pleaded not guilty and pretrial motions are scheduled for 5 p.m. Jan. 15 in Waterloo village court.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/14/19 04:14 PM

Shaw must not have anything important to write about, he is going to bore people to death and nobody will even care what the result is when it's over.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/16/19 12:20 AM

Maybe not important to you, but there are a lot of people who are very interested in the unseemly details, particularly who, on staff and the Board of Supervisors, enabled it.


Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Shaw must not have anything important to write about, he is going to bore people to death and nobody will even care what the result is when it's over.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/16/19 11:37 AM

you people just like to see people go down, watch a soap opera. Who was responsible for the paying you to mess things up as bad as you did ?
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/16/19 02:15 PM

Why watch a soap opera when we have the real thing?
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/16/19 07:43 PM

nothing that goes on in the county office building IS REAL. DUH
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/17/19 03:11 AM

Some of us are hoping that the trials and evidence might reveal what exactly went on in the COB. Obviously, the grand.jury thought something was going on. And, based on the financial records, which cost $200 000 to audit and "fix,"it wasnt "work."


Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
nothing that goes on in the county office building IS REAL. DUH
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/17/19 12:11 PM

and the DRAMA continues. Keep in mind that you have only gotten one side of the story so far.
AS LAWYERS SAY, " YOU CAN INDICT A HAM SANDWICH "
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/17/19 12:14 PM

Originally Posted By: all seeing eye
Some of us are hoping that the trials and evidence might reveal what exactly went on in the COB. Obviously, the grand.jury thought something was going on. And, based on the financial records, which cost $200 000 to audit and "fix,"it wasnt "work."


Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
nothing that goes on in the county office building IS REAL. DUH
KEEP IN MIND THEY HAD TO FIX IT TO A TIME BACK BEFORE SHEPARD OR DEEDS.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/17/19 03:39 PM

That is simply not true.
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/17/19 06:29 PM

Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Originally Posted By: all seeing eye
Some of us are hoping that the trials and evidence might reveal what exactly went on in the COB. Obviously, the grand.jury thought something was going on. And, based on the financial records, which cost $200 000 to audit and "fix,"it wasnt "work."


Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
nothing that goes on in the county office building IS REAL. DUH
KEEP IN MIND THEY HAD TO FIX IT TO A TIME BACK BEFORE SHEPARD OR DEEDS.


Where did you learn to spell Sheppard?
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/17/19 06:50 PM

can't win the debate so nit-pick typical
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/17/19 10:06 PM

You were the one with “where did you learn to read” garbage comment.

Sheppard and Deeds were a problem. Get over it. They needed to go. County employees are no longer victims and can’t keep on about it.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/18/19 01:48 PM

county employees are just pissed because they got their gas cards taken away. NO MORE FREE GAS.
Posted by: John Q Public

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/18/19 11:00 PM

Give it up Chuck. We all know your deal. Full of crap, distorted suggestion of facts, duplicitous, and regrettable. In no particular order.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/19/19 02:47 AM

If that were actually true, then the CM should have asked the sheriff to investigate or have the auditors do a review.

Investigating and proving your alleged abuses would have been smarter and cheaper than leasing a fleet of vehicles at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Cant wait to find out how much that cost taxpayers.



Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
county employees are just pissed because they got their gas cards taken away. NO MORE FREE GAS.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/19/19 01:09 PM

actually, my understanding is that it saved the county $100,000 in the first year. SO THERE.

IT HELPS TO KNOW A REPUBLICAN ON THE BOARD, also helps if you realize the democrats never tell the truth without twisting the facts.

Besides it was in the newspaper about the finance department using out of date software and the savings on the leased vehicles.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/19/19 02:45 PM

The county is doing a study on Enterprise, but what the sheriff's department said was that the money simply was not budgeted and/or paid.

We'll know soon.

PS, the 2019 BOS had 12 Republicans. Most of whom drank Sheppard's Kool-Aid. Not helpful.

PPS, the county is still using the same software.














Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
actually, my understanding is that it saved the county $100,000 in the first year. SO THERE.

IT HELPS TO KNOW A REPUBLICAN ON THE BOARD, also helps if you realize the democrats never tell the truth without twisting the facts.

Besides it was in the newspaper about the finance department using out of date software and the savings on the leased vehicles.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/20/19 03:10 PM

So you're saying Shaw and the Finger Lakes Times messed up when they reported that the county employees were being trained to use the new software required by the state. Not only can you not read you can't remember.

Isn't that why Deeds was hired, she used that software in Ontario County.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/23/19 12:49 AM

Oh, Chuck, you have gotten really confused since you moved South.

The County uses MUNIS software for its financial reporting since 2014. I think the software you are confusing it with is the new state mandated fiscal and claim management for Medicaid and mental health.

You have also forgotten the Brandi Deeds had no municipal finance experience, even though the job posting required it. Her previous experience was at Seneca Cayuga ARC. It is the new finance director that came from Ontario County.

Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
So you're saying Shaw and the Finger Lakes Times messed up when they reported that the county employees were being trained to use the new software required by the state. Not only can you not read you can't remember.

Isn't that why Deeds was hired, she used that software in Ontario County.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/23/19 02:46 PM

you are the one that's confused ! Seneca County relied on "NICK'S MAGIC" for all its finances. ISN'T THAT WHY THEY HAD TO BRING HIM BACK, nobody could figure anything out. Does that sound like they were using software.
Posted by: BShatley1952

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/23/19 04:06 PM

Bob, they had to bring Nick back to help the Finance Department fix the mess that Deeds and Sheppard left. The Bonadio group also had to help, along with tons of overtime by the the staff in the Finance department ($$$$$$).

I have no idea why you're so hung up on whether or not anyone knew how to use the financial system. Deeds basically didn't do any work for an entire YEAR. That is why the Finances were a mess. Every single county has to use the state's financial system. If she didn't know how to use it, she could have called the state or another county and asked for help. And all her boyfriend Sheppard did was cover up the mess. And this is why companies have nepotism policies. This whole fiasco was caused by a failure at multiple levels.

1.Deeds was not qualified and should never have been hired.

2.Sheppard (with all of his integrity) cheated on his wife of 30 years to have an affair with his employee/direct report - unethical and immoral.

3. Sheppard (with all of his integrity) tried to cover up Deeds' incompetence by doing her work for her and giving her high performance evaluations which resulted in her receiving pay raises. - unethical and illegal (official misconduct).

4.When others discovered Deeds' incompetence, Sheppard (with all of his integrity) went after them using disciplinary action - unethical and illegal- (official misconduct).

You may believe that official misconduct is a "nothing charge" and you're entitled to that opinion. However, this misconduct cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and destroyed many lives. If anything, he got off easy.

On a side note, if Sheppard ever runs for office, he should hire you as his campaign manager. According to you, the guy can do no wrong.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/23/19 09:53 PM

" nepotism policies ?", " a failure at multiple levels."? "Bob" ? well why don't you explain why the Bonadio group found problems that existed before Deeds. While you are at it why don't you explain why the county can't find good employees because nobody wants to work there. Also are you trying to say that NOBODY has ever messed around in that building. GIVE ME A BREAK.
Posted by: Hello_Governer

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/23/19 11:22 PM

Originally Posted By: BShatley1952
Bob, they had to bring Nick back to help the Finance Department fix the mess that Deeds and Sheppard left. The Bonadio group also had to help, along with tons of overtime by the the staff in the Finance department ($$$$$$).

I have no idea why you're so hung up on whether or not anyone knew how to use the financial system. Deeds basically didn't do any work for an entire YEAR. That is why the Finances were a mess. Every single county has to use the state's financial system. If she didn't know how to use it, she could have called the state or another county and asked for help. And all her boyfriend Sheppard did was cover up the mess. And this is why companies have nepotism policies. This whole fiasco was caused by a failure at multiple levels.

1.Deeds was not qualified and should never have been hired.

2.Sheppard (with all of his integrity) cheated on his wife of 30 years to have an affair with his employee/direct report - unethical and immoral.

3. Sheppard (with all of his integrity) tried to cover up Deeds' incompetence by doing her work for her and giving her high performance evaluations which resulted in her receiving pay raises. - unethical and illegal (official misconduct).

4.When others discovered Deeds' incompetence, Sheppard (with all of his integrity) went after them using disciplinary action - unethical and illegal- (official misconduct).

You may believe that official misconduct is a "nothing charge" and you're entitled to that opinion. However, this misconduct cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and destroyed many lives. If anything, he got off easy.

On a side note, if Sheppard ever runs for office, he should hire you as his campaign manager. According to you, the guy can do no wrong.



I do believe they were stalking her on their time off.
Posted by: BShatley1952

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/24/19 01:15 AM

Glad you didn't disagree with 1-3. smile

4. Stalking? You know that's a crime, right? If that were actually true, how come Deeds or Sheppard didn't report it to the police so they could conduct an official investigation? He had the Sheriff's office at his fingertips. Why not call them and report it? Probably because it wasn't illegal.

You should ask a police officer for the definition of stalking since you're throwing that word around about a couple of Sheppard's victims. I would imagine they would tell you that driving by someone's house on a PUBLIC Street ONE TIME is definitely not stalking.

And what about the others? The County Fiscal Manager reported all of Deeds' financial issues to NYS. Then NYS contacted County Manager John Sheppard to let him know of the issues reported before they came to investigate. Instead of Sheppard looking into the issues addressed, he helped Deeds fix/cover them up and then got rid of the Fiscal Manager, W.C. (for "thwarting the Finance Dept") because she complained about his girlfriend. This was an employee in good standing that was forced to resign for being a whistleblower. Another potential lawsuit?

Bob/Don/Governor/Woodchuck whomever you are (who supposedly are different people that happen to live in the same nursing home in Canandaigua) are both obsessed with Sheppard. I hope he's paying you for all of this defense work. You're certainly earning your paycheck.
Posted by: Hello_Governer

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/24/19 02:05 PM

First of all I knew Sheppard long before he came to Seneca County, in fact I warned him not to take the job. When have you ever seen the police make public an investigation into a criminal complaint. You are close in your statements but they will never hold up in court. Before you make a total fool of yourself, ask yourself one question. IS IT REALLY WORTH IT.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/24/19 03:52 PM

You really should have warned Seneca County about Sheppard, if you knew him. Doubt this behavior started with his employment in Seneca County.
Posted by: Hello_Governer

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/24/19 05:20 PM

Lieutenant Colonel Sheppard is in my opinion an HONORABLE MAN. What happened in Seneca County is exactly what I warned him about. Any outsider would have experienced the same fate. Seneca County is broken and doesn't want to be fixed, and I have told that to many people who run for office. So why would I think he is guilty of anything when I already know what's going to happen long before it actually happens
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/24/19 05:27 PM

What’s your question?
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/25/19 01:09 AM


You warned him not to hire someone with no experience and have an affair?

Boy I bet he wishes he listened to you.

Originally Posted By: Hello_Governer
Lieutenant Colonel Sheppard is in my opinion an HONORABLE MAN. What happened in Seneca County is exactly what I warned him about. Any outsider would have experienced the same fate. Seneca County is broken and doesn't want to be fixed, and I have told that to many people who run for office. So why would I think he is guilty of anything when I already know what's going to happen long before it actually happens
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/25/19 04:49 PM

did you ever come to the conclusion that you are dealing with the TOTALLY BRAINDEAD, on this forum ?
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/25/19 07:37 PM

Originally Posted By: all seeing eye

You warned him not to hire someone with no experience and have an affair?

Boy I bet he wishes he listened to you.


Makes me wish I had come up with that comment.
Posted by: Hello_Governer

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/26/19 01:39 PM

Come on Lorenzetti and Churchill and a few others had the firing squad ready before they even knew who got the job.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/26/19 02:23 PM

Do you have any idea how crazy that sounds?

They had nothing to do with him hiring Ms Deeds. That was what caused his downfall.

In fact, I think they voted against it because of her complete lack of government experience.



Originally Posted By: Hello_Governer
Come on Lorenzetti and Churchill and a few others had the firing squad ready before they even knew who got the job.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/26/19 03:03 PM

he's talking about when they hired the county manager, Sheppard. Would you please learn how to read. Now you know why the Gov. spends so little time on this forum.

Sheppard was in trouble long before the Deeds thing came up, and he knew it. All the surrounding counties know how dysfunctional Seneca County, and that's putting it politely.
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/26/19 03:27 PM

Churchill and Lorenzetti were outnumbered by Sheppard’s supporters. He did this to himself.

People can change their minds. I did. So did his supporters on the BOS.

Interesting to learn he was seeking career advise at a nursing home in Canandaigua. That seems like a good strategic move.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/27/19 03:16 AM

Then I am more impressed by the opposition than ever.

According to you, after the saintly Sheppard was hired, the opposition plotted to get him to change the law, hire a Finance Director with no municipal experience, try to cover for her and have an affair.

They are dastardly. But extremely clever. Even you have to admit that.

Had he not done that, he would probably still be working for the county, misusing and making up words. And wasting money.


Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
he's talking about when they hired the county manager, Sheppard. Would you please learn how to read. Now you know why the Gov. spends so little time on this forum.

Sheppard was in trouble long before the Deeds thing came up, and he knew it. All the surrounding counties know how dysfunctional Seneca County, and that's putting it politely.
Posted by: John Q Public

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/27/19 03:29 AM

Surely you jest.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/27/19 03:49 AM

I thought I was just interpreting Chuck and Governer (one or the other or both or the same, I have no clue.)

If Cindy and Steve are the cause, they had to have placed the fabulous Ms Deeds in Sheppard's path.

If they did, they are better than Putin.

(Yes, I jest)
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/27/19 01:58 PM

there were board members who were against hiring a county manager, they were against the process, they were out numbered and probably had a friend or family member in mind for the job. Kind of like what happened in the board of elections. :-) So they sabotaged his every effort.
My guess would be he had another job lined up long before the Deeds thing.
THE DEMOCRATS AND SOME SOUTH END SUPERVISORS HAVE BEEN ACCUSED OF BEING OBSTRUCTIONISTS MANY TIMES FOR DECADES.

can you say,
sabotage
[ˈsabəˌtäZH]

VERB
deliberately destroy, damage, or obstruct (something), especially for political or military advantage.
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/27/19 05:22 PM

Lord, I was born a ramblin’ man
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/27/19 09:51 PM

:-P
Posted by: Hello_Governer

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 12/28/19 01:58 PM

https://sheppardgrain.com/


like he really needed that job

John Sheppard
Chief Operations Officer
John, reared on the same family farm, first worked at the current site in 1980 during the transition from High School to the Air Force Academy. John returned to Sheppard Grain in 2006, after a 25-year military career. He was instrumental in expanding the organic product list and NOFA organic certifications. In 2010, he left for full time municipal service in the governance and administration of Ontario and Seneca Counties. John returned in 2018 and now, as Chief Operations Officer, directs all aspects of company operations.

May 14, 2014 · The pension a retired Air Force colonel earns can vary depending on the time spent in the military along with many other variables. However, the average is around $40,000 per year.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 01/01/20 02:11 PM

So how many millions do you figure he's worth ?
Posted by: Michael Jones

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 01/03/20 01:56 AM

You seem to have shut everyone up. Yes, money makes everything ok. Not.
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 01/03/20 04:15 AM

Hard to argue with someone who believes the county manager should be intimate with a department head.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 01/03/20 02:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Michael Jones
You seem to have shut everyone up. Yes, money makes everything ok. Not.
So you would have me believe that a guy who seems to have more than enough money for just about anything he wants would help his girl friend steal from the county. OK
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 01/03/20 03:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Dog
Hard to argue with someone who believes the county manager should be intimate with a department head.
Your mommy got you your job and she got her job from a town supervisor. WHEN THE MORNING COMES AND YOU GOT TO GET UP, WHERE'RE YOU GOING TO FIND YOUR SHOES. Have you ever gone to the bar with the county board members after a meeting ? or a county committee meeting (democrat or republican) for that matter ? Weren't you the one who called the county office building a private brothel ?
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 01/03/20 03:40 PM

Top dog, you must have hit a nerve. Here come the personal attacks on you.

"If you have the facts on your side, pound the facts. If you have the law on your side, pound the law. If you have neither on your side, pound the table."
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 01/03/20 03:47 PM

Chuck, several thoughts come to mind:

If he is so rich, what was the reason he got elected in Ontario and worked in Seneca Counties?

How much does he have left after settling the divorce from his wife of 30+ years?

I don't think he "helped." I think he enabled her and covered for her incompetence:

"Enablers can be romantic partners, ex-partners, parents, adult children, siblings, or friends. The one thing that all enablers have in common is this: they love someone who is out of control, and they find themselves taking more responsibility for the actions of that person than the person is taking for themselves."





Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Originally Posted By: Michael Jones
You seem to have shut everyone up. Yes, money makes everything ok. Not.
So you would have me believe that a guy who seems to have more than enough money for just about anything he wants would help his girl friend steal from the county. OK
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 01/03/20 10:06 PM

Chuck,

First of all, my mother is dead. You are a moron for saying that. I don’t care if that is considered against forum rules. You don’t need to be an idiot and bring her in to this. She never had anything to do with my profession.

As a matter of fact, I have been in bars with supervisors. Like Lazaro and Kraut never went to a bar. Again, That is you being stupid. Not after the meeting so you can stop thinking I’m Jeff Shipley.

Get over it. Your boy was sleeping with a department head. He got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Deeds wouldn’t show up for work and treated people bad. They needed to go because it was the right thing to do.

Got your goat. You know what? It was too easy. Go ahead and type with big font in a rage.
Posted by: Michael Jones

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 01/04/20 01:50 AM

"Chuck" needs to just go away once and for all. Don't let the portal hit you in the behind.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 01/04/20 06:28 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Dog
Chuck,

First of all, my mother is dead. You are a moron for saying that. I don’t care if that is considered against forum rules. You don’t need to be an idiot and bring her in to this. She never had anything to do with my profession.

As a matter of fact, I have been in bars with supervisors. Like Lazaro and Kraut never went to a bar. Again, That is you being stupid. Not after the meeting so you can stop thinking I’m Jeff Shipley.

Get over it. Your boy was sleeping with a department head. He got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Deeds wouldn’t show up for work and treated people bad. They needed to go because it was the right thing to do.

Got your goat. You know what? It was too easy. Go ahead and type with big font in a rage.

I never, not even once thought you were Jeff. Don't care who was sleeping with who, no proof of the cookie jar yet. Innocent until proven guilty doesn't mean anything in Seneca County. Call me moron if you want, but what does that make you ? Besides Jeff has way more class and intelligence that you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Besides it is my understanding John had the support of just about every other department head and the majority of the county employees. So it would seem you have a grudge of some sort. Or maybe you just spend too much time in bars.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 01/04/20 06:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Michael Jones
"Chuck" needs to just go away once and for all. Don't let the portal hit you in the behind.
don't you think you should try to figure which one of us is chuck first ?
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 01/04/20 06:32 PM

Originally Posted By: all seeing eye
Chuck, several thoughts come to mind:

If he is so rich, what was the reason he got elected in Ontario and worked in Seneca Counties?

How much does he have left after settling the divorce from his wife of 30+ years?

I don't think he "helped." I think he enabled her and covered for her incompetence:

"Enablers can be romantic partners, ex-partners, parents, adult children, siblings, or friends. The one thing that all enablers have in common is this: they love someone who is out of control, and they find themselves taking more responsibility for the actions of that person than the person is taking for themselves."





Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Originally Posted By: Michael Jones
You seem to have shut everyone up. Yes, money makes everything ok. Not.
So you would have me believe that a guy who seems to have more than enough money for just about anything he wants would help his girl friend steal from the county. OK
you speak from experience no doubt.
Posted by: Michael Jones

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 01/04/20 09:12 PM

Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Originally Posted By: Michael Jones
"Chuck" needs to just go away once and for all. Don't let the portal hit you in the behind.
don't you think you should try to figure which one of us is chuck first ?


There is only one of you.
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 01/04/20 10:46 PM

Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Originally Posted By: Top Dog
Chuck,

First of all, my mother is dead. You are a moron for saying that. I don’t care if that is considered against forum rules. You don’t need to be an idiot and bring her in to this. She never had anything to do with my profession.

As a matter of fact, I have been in bars with supervisors. Like Lazaro and Kraut never went to a bar. Again, That is you being stupid. Not after the meeting so you can stop thinking I’m Jeff Shipley.

Get over it. Your boy was sleeping with a department head. He got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. Deeds wouldn’t show up for work and treated people bad. They needed to go because it was the right thing to do.

Got your goat. You know what? It was too easy. Go ahead and type with big font in a rage.

I never, not even once thought you were Jeff. Don't care who was sleeping with who, no proof of the cookie jar yet. Innocent until proven guilty doesn't mean anything in Seneca County. Call me moron if you want, but what does that make you ? Besides Jeff has way more class and intelligence that you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Besides it is my understanding John had the support of just about every other department head and the majority of the county employees. So it would seem you have a grudge of some sort. Or maybe you just spend too much time in bars.


Makes me not a moron. Your little shock act blew up on you, again.

You make no mention of going after my dead mother. You aren’t smart enough to debate.

Crawl back in to your hole. You don’t know jack.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 01/04/20 11:54 PM

Which department heads were fans? Which employees?

None I know of, and you and Governer seem to be the only fans at the moment.


Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck[/quote

Besides it is my understanding John had the support of just about every other department head and the majority of the county employees. So it would seem you have a grudge of some sort. Or maybe you just spend too much time in bars.
Posted by: Michael Jones

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 01/05/20 04:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Timbo

I don't know if this has much (if anything) to do with this current situation, but their attorney James Doyle has a looong, sordid history of poor decision making:

https://abovethelaw.com/2012/08/prominen...d-in-wife-swap/




Yes, Doyle is a doozie. Representing both Sheppard and Deeds, who based on media reports, have accompanied each other at their respective court appearances.

Yes, innocent until proven guilty. Only time will tell.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 01/05/20 05:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Michael Jones
Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Originally Posted By: Michael Jones
"Chuck" needs to just go away once and for all. Don't let the portal hit you in the behind.
don't you think you should try to figure which one of us is chuck first ?


There is only one of you.
WRONG
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 01/05/20 05:21 PM

Originally Posted By: all seeing eye
Which department heads were fans? Which employees?

None I know of, and you and Governer seem to be the only fans at the moment.


Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck

Besides it is my understanding John had the support of just about every other department head and the majority of the county employees. So it would seem you have a grudge of some sort. Or maybe you just spend too much time in bars. [/quote
And why would you know anything ? Besides you wouldn't possibly think that anyone believes a word you say, would you ?
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 01/05/20 05:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Michael Jones
Originally Posted By: Timbo

I don't know if this has much (if anything) to do with this current situation, but their attorney James Doyle has a looong, sordid history of poor decision making:

https://abovethelaw.com/2012/08/prominen...d-in-wife-swap/




Yes, Doyle is a doozie. Representing both Sheppard and Deeds, who based on media reports, have accompanied each other at their respective court appearances.

Yes, innocent until proven guilty. Only time will tell.
In the real world they would go to trial in a different county.
Posted by: Michael Jones

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 01/05/20 05:45 PM

Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Originally Posted By: Michael Jones
Originally Posted By: Timbo

I don't know if this has much (if anything) to do with this current situation, but their attorney James Doyle has a looong, sordid history of poor decision making:

https://abovethelaw.com/2012/08/prominen...d-in-wife-swap/




Yes, Doyle is a doozie. Representing both Sheppard and Deeds, who based on media reports, have accompanied each other at their respective court appearances.

Yes, innocent until proven guilty. Only time will tell.
In the real world they would go to trial in a different county.


On what basis? Oh, and let us know who his big supporters were when he bailed out after creating chaos?
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Deeds pre-trial motions adjourned to Jan. 22 at 10 am - 01/05/20 05:57 PM

"Psychological projection is a defence mechanism in which the human ego defends itself against unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others."


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychological_projection


Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Originally Posted By: all seeing eye
Which department heads were fans? Which employees?

None I know of, and you and Governer seem to be the only fans at the moment.


Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck

Besides it is my understanding John had the support of just about every other department head and the majority of the county employees. So it would seem you have a grudge of some sort. Or maybe you just spend too much time in bars.
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And why would you know anything ? Besides you wouldn't possibly think that anyone believes a word you say, would you ?
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 01/05/20 06:00 PM

A change in venue? Seriously?

Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Originally Posted By: Michael Jones
Originally Posted By: Timbo

I don't know if this has much (if anything) to do with this current situation, but their attorney James Doyle has a looong, sordid history of poor decision making:

https://abovethelaw.com/2012/08/prominen...d-in-wife-swap/




Yes, Doyle is a doozie. Representing both Sheppard and Deeds, who based on media reports, have accompanied each other at their respective court appearances.

Yes, innocent until proven guilty. Only time will tell.
In the real world they would go to trial in a different county.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 01/05/20 06:03 PM

I suspect the only supporters are the people he hired.
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 01/05/20 09:07 PM

If Sheriff Luce investigated and felt that there is reason to call foul, there more than likely is a problem. Period.
Posted by: Michael Jones

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 01/05/20 10:55 PM

Chuck is now making me think about the Black Knight in Monty Python:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DZmInkxbvlCs&ved=2ahUKEwi1qcmXxu3mAhXGU80KHcrKA9EQt9IBMBB6BAgIED4&usg=AOvVaw3gjgDHeUmdAxrqzz8umOtz
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 01/06/20 02:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Dog
If Sheriff Luce investigated and felt that there is reason to call foul, there more than likely is a problem. Period.
you have no way of knowing what the Sheriff thinks, it's the DA who takes it to the grand jury. THE GRAND JURY DECIDES
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 01/06/20 02:42 PM

Originally Posted By: all seeing eye
I suspect the only supporters are the people he hired.

OR all the people who aren't posting on this forum. GOT NEWS FOR YA, YOU AIN'T THE MAJORITY.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 01/06/20 02:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Michael Jones
Chuck is now making me think about the Black Knight in Monty Python:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://m.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DZmInkxbvlCs&ved=2ahUKEwi1qcmXxu3mAhXGU80KHcrKA9EQt9IBMBB6BAgIED4&usg=AOvVaw3gjgDHeUmdAxrqzz8umOtz
YOU THINK, that's got to be a first.
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 01/06/20 06:46 PM

Got teeth?
Posted by: Hello_Governer

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 01/07/20 02:46 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Dog
Got teeth?
You know you really should close the tab before you leave your desk. Leaving the forums open exposed you years ago.
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 01/07/20 09:51 PM

Maybe we should get together and talk about old times.

Posted by: Hello_Governer

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 01/08/20 01:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Dog
Maybe we should get together and talk about old times.

If you're talking to me, NO CHANCE IN HELL !
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 01/08/20 03:11 PM

Chuck/Gov,

I don’t use a work computer to access the forum.

Love,

Woof
Posted by: Hello_Governer

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 01/09/20 01:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Dog
Chuck/Gov,

I don’t use a work computer to access the forum.

Love,

Woof
Nobody does crazy
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 01/09/20 06:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Hello_Governer
Originally Posted By: Top Dog
Chuck/Gov,

I don’t use a work computer to access the forum.

Love,

Woof
Nobody does crazy
at least not since he got caught.
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 01/09/20 11:33 PM

Was this before or after my deceased mother got me my job?

Which town supervisor got her a job? It is very odd you find her work relevant. Was it Saracino?

Meanwhile....the county manager that was sleeping with the head of finance is out of the job. You think that is wrong. Go figure.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Former official fails to show up for court in Seneca County; bench warrant reportedly issued - 01/10/20 08:12 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Dog
Was this before or after my deceased mother got me my job?

Which town supervisor got her a job? It is very odd you find her work relevant. Was it Saracino?

Meanwhile....the county manager that was sleeping with the head of finance is out of the job. You think that is wrong. Go figure.


so was that the only two sleeping together ? NO ACCORDING TO MY SOURCES !
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 01/11/20 12:18 AM

Originally Posted By: Top Dog
Supervisors turn a blind eye to a lot of inappropriate behavior at the county office. Let’s not act like all county employees are poor innocent victims.

As far as Cindy goes on this one, she plays devil’s advocate on every issue. She got lucky in this one. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then.


Chuck,

This would be quoting......me. I never said they were the only ones. Hardly an excuse for them. Don’t drain the swamp. Dive in and join the fun Mr. Sheppard.

Childish, downright stupid point made by you.
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 01/11/20 12:19 AM

Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
said " PERFECTLY "


This was your answer to my comment.
Posted by: Hello_Governer

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 01/14/20 03:19 PM

so why is everybody being so quiet about the results of the Board Chairmanship ?
Posted by: Hello_Governer

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 01/14/20 03:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Top Dog
Originally Posted By: Top Dog
Supervisors turn a blind eye to a lot of inappropriate behavior at the county office. Let’s not act like all county employees are poor innocent victims.

As far as Cindy goes on this one, she plays devil’s advocate on every issue. She got lucky in this one. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then.


Chuck,

This would be quoting......me. I never said they were the only ones. Hardly an excuse for them. Don’t drain the swamp. Dive in and join the fun Mr. Sheppard.

Childish, downright stupid point made by you.
Drain the swamp ? are you kidding ? there wouldn't be anyone left.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 01/14/20 07:03 PM

Because this topic is about former County Manager Sheppard, perhaps?

Originally Posted By: Hello_Governer
so why is everybody being so quiet about the results of the Board Chairmanship ?
Posted by: Hello_Governer

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 01/14/20 08:38 PM

Originally Posted By: all seeing eye
Because this topic is about former County Manager Sheppard, perhaps?

Originally Posted By: Hello_Governer
so why is everybody being so quiet about the results of the Board Chairmanship ?
NEVER STOPPED YOU BEFORE. grin
Posted by: BShatley1952

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 01/15/20 02:42 AM

John Sheppard has court scheduled for tomorrow. Has anyone heard if he's settled it out of court? I'm assuming he'll plead guilty and just pay court fees (the usual B.S.). Or maybe he'll just skip court again. It worked well for him the first time. No matter what, the punishment won't fit the crime.

He should have to pay back the taxpayers of this county for all of this mess (hundreds of thousands of dollars) all related to his affair with Deeds.

And if he pleads guilty to his misconduct charge related to the EMS Director he should have to publically apologize.

At the end of this, I hope we can find out what actually happened and how it was allowed to happen, so it never happens again.

Governor, create another topic if you want to talk about the new BOS Chairman. When we're all done celebrating, we'll join you.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 01/15/20 08:23 PM

but didn't that " hundreds of thousands " include money that the county needed to spend anyway ? Come on
, most employers have programs for employees with personal problems, like work from home and family leave. THIS LOOKS LIKE A WITCH HUNT
Posted by: Michael Jones

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 01/15/20 11:19 PM

Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
but didn't that " hundreds of thousands " include money that the county needed to spend anyway ? Come on
, most employers have programs for employees with personal problems, like work from home and family leave. THIS LOOKS LIKE A WITCH HUNT


Do you not realize how ridiculous and laughable you are?
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 01/15/20 11:50 PM

No, the hundreds of thousands include:

About $ 1 million to replace the roof on the Bonadent building, that Sheppard bought without a structural inspection

Engineering fees for an expensive, unnecessary and unsustainable sewer project in the south county, without making critical repairs

Fees to the county auditors to fix the books that the Finance Director mismanaged

And, the Enterprise car lease program that is costing thousands, with no documented benefit.

As to "work from home" programs, most do not include department heads who are supposed to be supervising subordinates and reviewing their work.

Finally, "family leave" does not include leave to attend ut of state cheerleading contests.

Suggest you give up on the excuses.
Posted by: Top Dog

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 01/15/20 11:56 PM

Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
most employers have programs for employees with personal problems, like work from home and family leave. THIS LOOKS LIKE A WITCH HUNT


Seneca County needs EAP for doing hibbity dibbity with a department head?
Posted by: all seeing eye

Pretrial motions adjourned in former official’s case in Seneca County - 01/16/20 06:26 PM

Pretrial motions adjourned in former official’s case in Seneca County
Published: 01/16/2020 @ 12:22 pm
Pretrial motions have been adjourned.

Defense Attorney James Doyle, who is representing former Seneca County Manager John Sheppard made the request for pretrial motions to be adjourned on Wednesday.

A new date has not yet been set, according to the Finger Lakes Times.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Pretrial motions adjourned in former official’s case in Seneca County - 01/17/20 12:50 AM

Pretrial motion arguments in Sheppard case adjourned

By DAVID L. SHAW dshaw@fltimes.com

WATERLOO — At the request of defense attorney James Doyle, pretrial motion arguments in the case against former Seneca County Manager John Sheppard have been adjourned.

The arguments had been scheduled for Wednesday night in Village Court before Justice Conrad Struzik. A new date has not been set.

Sheppard is charged with one count of official misconduct, a Class A misdemeanor, for allegedly making disciplinary threats against county Emergency Management Director Melissa Taylor in 2017.

Sheppard and former county Finance Director Brandi Deeds were the subject of a county sheriff’s office investigation. District Attorney Mark Sinkiewicz submitted that report to a grand jury in April 2019. The grand jury returned an indictment against Deeds on felony charges of defrauding the government, fourth-degree grand larceny, and seven counts of first degree falsifying business records. Like Sheppard, she also is charged with official misconduct.

Sheppard resigned as county manager in August 2018 after more than a year in the position. Deeds resigned about the same time.

In October 2018, the Board of Supervisors voted to authorize the sheriff’s office to conduct an investigation into the management and leadership responsible for the condition of county finances, which required the need for an extended audit and corrective actions. The probe also looked into possible malfeasance and official misconduct by Sheppard and Deeds.

Deeds entered a plea of not guilty at her arraignment in Seneca County Court.

Sheppard’s case was referred to Waterloo Village Court. He also pleaded not guilty.

Both remain free on their own recognizance.

Pretrial motions in Deeds’ case are scheduled to be argued Wednesday in county court. Doyle also represents Deeds.

Deeds is accused of submitting time sheets indicating she was at work on numerous occasions between Dec. 29, 2017, and May 4, 2018, when she allegedly was not at work at those times.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 01/17/20 02:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Michael Jones
Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
but didn't that " hundreds of thousands " include money that the county needed to spend anyway ? Come on
, most employers have programs for employees with personal problems, like work from home and family leave. THIS LOOKS LIKE A WITCH HUNT


Do you not realize how ridiculous and laughable you are?
do you really take this forum seriously ? shows how smart you are ! grin
Posted by: Michael Jones

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 01/18/20 10:52 PM

Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Originally Posted By: Michael Jones
Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
but didn't that " hundreds of thousands " include money that the county needed to spend anyway ? Come on
, most employers have programs for employees with personal problems, like work from home and family leave. THIS LOOKS LIKE A WITCH HUNT


Do you not realize how ridiculous and laughable you are?
do you really take this forum seriously ? shows how smart you are ! grin


So this is an admission on your part that you yourself know that you are full sh*t.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Save the Date: Sheppard scheduled for arraignment Nov. 20 - 01/20/20 12:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Michael Jones
Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Originally Posted By: Michael Jones
Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
but didn't that " hundreds of thousands " include money that the county needed to spend anyway ? Come on
, most employers have programs for employees with personal problems, like work from home and family leave. THIS LOOKS LIKE A WITCH HUNT


Do you not realize how ridiculous and laughable you are?
do you really take this forum seriously ? shows how smart you are ! grin


So this is an admission on your part that you yourself know that you are full sh*t.
of course but I still make more sense than anybody else on here.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/23/20 05:31 PM

Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19
By DAVID L. SHAW dshaw@fltimes.com 1 hr ago

WATERLOO — For the second time, arguments on pretrial motions in the charges against former Seneca County finance director Brandi Deeds have been adjourned.

Deeds attorney, James Doyle of Rochester, and Seneca County District Attorney Mark Sinkiewicz met in chambers with Judge Daniel Doyle prior to the start of Wednesday’s Seneca County Court session.

Sinkiewicz said James Doyle has not yet filed pretrial motions in the case, saying he is still going through a large volume of pretrial discovery material in the case.


Judge Doyle agreed to adjourn the matter until 10 a.m. Feb. 19, assuming pretrial motions are filed.

Deeds, 43, is charged with seven counts of first-degree falsifying business records, a count of defrauding the government and a count of fourth-degree grand larceny, all Class E felonies. She also is charged with a Class A misdemeanor count of official misconduct.

She is accused of engaging in a scheme with the intent of defrauding the county by false or fraudulent pretenses. She is accused of falsifying her work time sheets indicating she was at work when she wasn’t, resulting in her being paid $2,169.54 for time not worked in the finance department from Dec. 29, 2017 to May 4, 2018.

Deeds was in court with former Seneca County Manager John Sheppard, who is facing a Class A misdemeanor charge of officials misconduct. Doyle also is representing Sheppard who has been granted an adjournment on pretrial motion arguments from Jan. 15 to March 18 in Waterloo Village Court before Justice Conrad Struzik.

Sheppard is charged in connection with actions taken against county Emergency Management Director Melissa Taylor.

Both were charged Oct. 15, 2019 by a Seneca County Grand Jury. The charges stem from a special investigation ordered by the Seneca County Board of Supervisors into Deeds and Sheppard on possible malfeasance. The board authorized the Sheriff’s Department investigation into Deeds and Sheppard Oct. 23, 2018. It was completed in January 2019, after which the case was presented to a grand jury.

Both resigned in August 2018 and both have entered not-guilty pleas and remain free on their own recognizance.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/24/20 04:58 AM

Rumor is that out of state cheerleading competitions (and preparatory practices) are keeping Ms Deeds (now going by Brandi Golembeski) and, perhaps, Mr. Sheppard, from preparing for their defenses.

Wonder how the lawyer spun that?
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/24/20 03:26 PM

Guess the Sheriff, the DA and Grand Jury all decided that was BS.

Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/26/20 05:32 PM

IT AIN'T OVER !

Did you happen to notice that my last post got deleted ?
Posted by: John Q Public

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/26/20 07:08 PM

We noticed. Wasn't first time probably won't be the last.
Posted by: Michael Jones

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/27/20 12:28 AM

Innocent until proven guilty Chuck. Stay cool.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/27/20 06:11 PM

Think back about the government officials and employees that got charged with some sort of crime. Verick court clerk, bookkeeper with South Seneca Ambulance, and a dozen others, who actually got prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law ? NONE !
Posted by: Pravda1984

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/27/20 06:39 PM

Wrong - the 3 identified were all prosecuted. Appropriate sentences, including restitution, were ordered.
Posted by: Michael Jones

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/28/20 01:41 AM

Originally Posted By: Pravda1984
Wrong - the 3 identified were all prosecuted. Appropriate sentences, including restitution, were ordered.


Chuck wrong?
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/28/20 02:16 PM

Grand larceny is a felony. It carries a minimum of one year and a maximum of twenty years in prison.

so how much time did they get ?
Posted by: Pravda1984

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/28/20 04:44 PM

There is no mandatory minimum sentence of incarceration - and I also recall that full restitution was obtained in each of these cases that you referred to ...

GRAND LARCENY-3RD:PROPERTY VALUE EXCEEDS $3000, in violation of PL 155.35, a Class D Felony

OR

GRAND LARCENY-2ND DEGREE: PROPERTY VALUE EXCEEDS $50,000, in violation of PL 155.40, a Class C Felony

The sentencing possibilities are:

An indeterminate Sentence of imprisonment having a maximum term of not less than 3 years and not more than 7 years, and a minimum term of not less than 1 year and not more than one-third the maximum term. Penal Law 60.01(3)(a) and 70.00. Thus, the least such sentence is 1 to 3 years, and the greatest such sentence is 2 and one-third to 7 years.

A Definite Sentence of imprisonment of up to 1 year, if the court, having regard to the nature and circumstances of the crime and to the history and character of the defendant, is of the opinion that a sentence of imprisonment is necessary but that it would be unduly harsh to impose an indeterminate or determinate sentence. Penal Law 60.01(3)(a) and 70.00(4).

Intermittent Imprisonment for any term that could be imposed as a definite sentence, if the court is not imposing any other sentence of imprisonment upon the defendant at the same time, and if the defendant is not under any other sentence of imprisonment having a term in excess of 15 days imposed by any other court. Penal Law 60.01(2)(a)(ii) and 85.00.

A Split Sentence including both imprisonment and either 3, 4, or 5 years of probation or 3 years of conditional discharge. The imprisonment may be either a definite sentence of imprisonment of up to 6 months, or intermittent imprisonment of up to 4 months. Penal Law 60.01(2)(d), 65.00(3)(a)(i).

Probation for 3, 4, or 5 years if (i) institutional confinement for the term authorized by law is or may not be necessary for the protection of the public, (ii) the defendant is in need of guidance, training or other assistance which, in his case, can be administered through Probation supervision, and (iii) such disposition is not inconsistent with the ends of justice. Penal Law 60.01(2)(a)(i) and 65.00.

Interim Probation Supervision is permitted. (IPS) – CPL § 390.30(6)

Interim Probation is for one year, but may be extended for an additional year if defendant agrees and participates in a treatment program. CPL § 390.30(6).
Defendant can get credit towards their probation sentence for time spent on interim probation. CPL § 390.30(6)
Conditional Discharge for 3 years, if the Court having regard to the nature and circumstances of the offense and to the history, character and condition of the defendant, is of the opinion that neither the public interest nor the ends of justice would be served by a sentence of imprisonment and that probation supervision is not appropriate. Penal Law 60.01(2)(a)(i) and 65.05. Because the crime is a felony, the court must set forth in the record the reasons for imposing a Conditional Discharge. Penal Law 65.05(1)(b).

Unconditional Discharge if the court is of the opinion that no proper purpose would be served by imposing any condition upon the defendant's release. Penal Law 60.01(3)(d) and 65.20(1). Because the crime is a felony, the court must set forth in the record the reasons for its action. Penal Law 65.20(1).
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/28/20 05:20 PM

Hey, look at that, you can copy and paste too. I just posted a shorter version because after 2 sentences most people on here lose interest and stop reading.
Posted by: Pravda1984

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/28/20 10:07 PM

The trouble is that you created a false story. Nobody "got off" - they received legal sentences within the law.
Posted by: DR. D

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/29/20 02:29 PM

Former court clerk got 6 months jail and restitution, former bookkeeper got 2-5 in state prison and restitution and the amounts were about $3000 off from each other.... I would say Chuck on the right track here but wrong words.

The question that I would like to know is why is the former County Mgr. being processed at village court and not in county or town court since the location of the alleged events took place outside the village
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/29/20 05:42 PM

it's my opinion he should not even go to court in Seneca County.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/29/20 05:48 PM

Sheppard, who enabled all the nonsense, was only charged with a misdemeanor. Hence Village Court.


Originally Posted By: DR. D
Former court clerk got 6 months jail and restitution, former bookkeeper got 2-5 in state prison and restitution and the amounts were about $3000 off from each other.... I would say Chuck on the right track here but wrong words.

The question that I would like to know is why is the former County Mgr. being processed at village court and not in county or town court since the location of the alleged events took place outside the village
Posted by: DR. D

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/30/20 10:25 AM

Originally Posted By: all seeing eye
Sheppard, who enabled all the nonsense, was only charged with a misdemeanor. Hence Village Court.


In his specific case severity of the crime or lack there of does not determine the location of the venue. I was not aware that the office building was located in the village limits, that was my question.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/30/20 01:48 PM

Good point. Never thought about that.

Just checked the Real Property data base

It is in the Village of Waterloo.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/30/20 03:54 PM

Thurber Drive is the town line and the village line, the county office building IS in the village. But they fight with Seneca Falls as to which town should maintain it.
Posted by: all seeing eye

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/31/20 02:34 AM

Seems like a dandy opportunity for a shared services agreement, with the County pitching in.

Originally Posted By: scwoodchuck
Thurber Drive is the town line and the village line, the county office building IS in the village. But they fight with Seneca Falls as to which town should maintain it.
Posted by: scwoodchuck

Re: Motions in Deeds case off until Feb. 19 - 01/31/20 02:42 PM

but they do share services. Seneca Falls drains their storm water on a poor guys property, in Waterloo,and floods him out and nobody will do a damn thing for him.