Katrina L. Gerace, also known as Katrina Nigro, was also sentenced to probation for five years after her jail term.
The fun-loving Judge John L. Michalski was the last person his friends expected to lie down in front of a slow-moving freight train, they told The Buffalo News.
Depew Village Attorney Samuel A. Alba said Tuesday that Judge John Michalski is the subject of two ongoing investigations. He declined to disclose who is investigating Michalski but said he believes the investigations are not criminal.
The investigation, sources told The Buffalo News, began sometime after the ex-wife of Peter G. Gerace Jr. made claims on social media months ago about the payment to Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski.
Federal authorities are looking into the friendship between State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski and Peter G. Gerace Jr., the Cheektowaga strip club owner indicted last week as part of an ongoing investigation into organized crime.
Federal prosecutors are looking for organized crime activities in a widespread investigation, just four years after the special agent in charge of the Buffalo FBI office said, “Some of the individuals who were leaders of the Mafia are still around. But their organized crime activities don’t exist anymore."