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Justice postpones action against ex-prosecutor

Timothy R. Lundquist, a former top prosecutor in the Niagara County District Attorney's Office, has until next month to try to work out an agreement that could end his harassment and stalking case in Amherst Town Court.

Lundquist's attorney, Joel L. Daniels, told Amherst Town Justice Mark G. Farrell on Wednesday that "we are continuing efforts to resolve this issue." Daniels explained that it could not be resolved Wednesday because the special prosecutor in the case, Orleans County District Attorney Joseph V. Cardone, was trying another case and could not be present.

Farrell postponed further court action until 1 p.m. Sept. 14, and he continued Lundquist free without bail.

The matter is being handled in Amherst because town justices in Lewiston have recused themselves from the case.

Lundquist, 59, of Lewiston, prosecuted some of Niagara County's most serious criminal cases during his long tenure as first assistant district attorney before he was fired April 26.

He has pleaded not guilty to seven charges in the alleged harassment and stalking of a 42-year-old woman with whom he had a previous relationship, according to court officials.

The charges include second-degree aggravated harassment for allegedly communicating with her May 6 and second-degree criminal contempt for allegedly contacting her May 7 in violation of an order of protection issued in Lewiston Town Court by Justice Hugh C. Gee Sr.