A federal judge sentenced Joseph C. Bella III to 3 1/2 years in prison Wednesday for fraudulently obtaining and selling Covid-19 test kits and illegally obtaining $253,000 in pandemic relief loans.
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“As a Catholic and as an attorney, this has to be put right before God and with the community’s conscience,” said Michael S. Taheri, who volunteers at St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy in East Buffalo.
Day 18: “The investigation seemed to stop. We didn’t know anything,” Monsignor Francis J. O’Connor's niece said. “We were disappointed.”