Tag Archives: Richard Sheeran

The Verdict


Onondaga County Deputy Comptroller Richard Sheeran was indicted on 134 charges of violating Civil Service and Election Laws pertaining to making his employees contribute to the Republican Party.  When the trial verdict was announced, he was acquitted of all the felonies and convicted of … Continue reading

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The Trial (Part II)


The first rule of being a good trial attorney is never to ask a question to which you don’t already know the answer.  Gerber does not know why I went to the prosecutor’s office, but John does.  The day before, … Continue reading

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The Trial (Part I)


When I walked into the courtroom, Special Assistant Prosecutors John Lang and William Day respectfully rose to their feet.  Lead defense attorney Edward Gerber and his co-counsel did not.  This had been the way throughout the trial:  the prosecution treated … Continue reading

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The Decision


In any event, John talks slowly and asks many, many small, precise questions.  The standard laugh line around the Special Prosecutor’s Office is that Richard Sheeran’s trial should take three weeks but since John is prosecuting it, it will take … Continue reading

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The Doctors Testify


I thought that attorney Ed Gerber and the rest of the defense team, as well as the county governors and the bosses of the Republican Committee, were all running the show and for all their personal and political reasons they … Continue reading

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The Psychiatric Interview


I was about to be subjected to the manipulations of the defense team’s psychiatrist.  This was not going to be some impartial, neutral psychiatrist who would try to be objective.  This would be defense attorney Ed Gerber’s chosen psychiatrist who … Continue reading

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The Witness


I contacted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and got from them test protocols.  I took these to Dr. Sidney Orgel, a psychologist on the staff of Upstate Medical Center.  He had a private practice run out of an office in … Continue reading

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The Syracuse Newspapers, Again


In the hearing, the prosecution would call Dr. John Wolf, who was prescribing the antidepressants I currently was taking.   John was a neurologist who, along with two other people, had formed a group called Alethea:  The Center on Death and Dying, … Continue reading

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Trial Preparation


So I kicked the offending travel voucher back to the head auditor and she returned it to Dick Sheeran and a couple weeks later I asked the auditor what had been the outcome.  She gently replied, “Oh, you’d have to ask Mr. … Continue reading

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The Conspiracy


According to news reporters and the Special Prosecutor’s Office, around 1970 the officials of the Onondaga County Republican Committee entered into a conspiracy with the bureaucrats of the Onondaga County government whereby department heads were to produce contributions to the … Continue reading

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