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Ledger Looking Back 25 Years: 2/4/1997

FEBRUARY 4, 1997

In a letter to Jefferson County Attorney Valerie Wilson, Town Attorney Jack Morris asserted the felony assault charges against Whitehall resident James Piazzola should not have been dropped and should be refiled by the Jefferson County Attorney. Morris wrote that Wilson’s legal analysis was “flawed” and that her motion to dismiss felony charges against Piazzola was “premature and unnecessary.” It was faulty legal analysis by Wilson, not faulty law enforcement work in Whitehall, wrote Morris, that resulted in the charges against Piazzola being dismissed. The charges against Pia...


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