Lockport Union-Sun & Journal —
Schilling denied the requests, stating they didn't have anything to do with the case.
Mongielo was originally sentenced to 15 days in Niagara County Jail and fined on April 17, 2012 in Lockport Town Court. The jail sentence was the result of the violation coming within the one-year conditional discharge Mongielo received on Sept. 14, 2010 for his first violation of the sign ordinance. The condition for the discharge was that Mongielo could not break the sign ordinance again.
But, Niagara County Judge Matthew Murphy’s ruled in October the second conviction had to be overturned and a new trial given.
The reason for Wednesday's hearing was to decide again if a violation of the one-year conditional discharge had taken place. Town Justice Raymond E. Schilling found Mongielo guilty of the discharge violation, but suspended sentencing pending the outcome of the trial.Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241 or follow him on Twitter @joeolenick.