Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — 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 ruled in October the second conviction had to be overturned and a new trial given.
If Mongielo is convicted this time around, he would face up to six months in Niagara County Jail.Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241 or follow him on Twitter @joeolenick.