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March 22, 2014

Sign case goes on

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — ”At the end of the day, it doesn’t change the facts,” Marble said. 

Mongielo was sentenced in Lockport Town Court for breaking the conditional discharge he’d received in 2010 when he was sentenced for his first violation of the Town of Lockport’s electronic sign ordinance.

The town’s ordinance bans electronic signs that change message or format more than once every 10 minutes. The electronic sign in front of Mongielo’s Robinson Road business reportedly was used to show a video advertising a fundraiser in August 2011, which is when he was under the one-year conditional discharge.

Mongielo was convicted of that second ordinance violation in a December 2011 nonjury trial, but in September 2012, Murphy overturned that conviction, saying Mongielo was entitled to a jury trial.

Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241 or follow him on Twitter @joeolenick.

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