About CJA
Our History
Our Mission
Who We Are
Awards & Honors

Published Pieces

Testimony

Judicial Selection
Federal
State-NY

Judicial Discipline
Federal
State-NY

Test Cases:
Federal (Mangano)
State (Commission)

"Disruption of Congress"
Paper Trail to Jail
Paper Trail from Jail
The Appeals

Judicial Compensation
Federal
State-NY

Elections:
Informing the Voters

Press Suppression

Suing The New York Times
Outreach
Background Paper Trail

Searching for Champions:
    (Correspondence):

Federal
NYS
Bar Associations
Academia
Organizations
Nader & Others
Citizens

Our Members' Efforts

Library

Join Us!

2020 NIAGARA COUNTY D.A. RACE
(4th Judicial Department, 8th Judicial District)


 GENERAL ELECTION

click here for campaign website:
Brian Seaman 
(R, C, L, & I -- won in primary)  facebook

click here for campaign website:
John Ceretto, II

(D, WF)  

 -------------------------------

INCUMBENT D.A. WOJTASZEK's ON-THE-JOB PERFORMANCE
& DISCHARGE OF HER DUTIES --
relevant to candidates running to succeed her --
& to her election to be Niagara County judge

click here for: Niagara County's website for D.A. Wojtaszek

click here for: Wojtaszek's campaign website

click here for:  Challenger Michael Benedict's campaign website

1.

CJA's June 18, 2020 corruption/grand jury complaint to D.A. Wojtaszek
against Niagara County state legislators


NEW Senate Minority Leader Robert Ortt
Assembly Codes Committee Ranking Member Angelo Morinello, ESQ.
Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, ESQ.
Assemblyman Michael Norris, ESQ.
Assemblywoman Karen McMahon, ESQ.

click here for EVIDENTIARY PROOF,
accessible from CJA's webpage:
Invoking "The power of grand juries to inquire
into the wilful misconduct in office of public officers,
and to find indictments...",
pursuant to Article I, §6 of the New York State Constitution

click here for: 
D.A. Wojtaszek's financial conflicts of interest,
impacting on Niagara County taxpayers


2.
CJA's July 27, 2020 e-mail to D.A. Wojtaszek --
"Reasonable questions arising from your nonfeasance"
attached FOIL

July 31, 2020 acknowledgment
August 20, 2020 extension
September 18, 2020 response


* * *

CORRESPONDENCE TO D.A. CANDIDATES CERETTO & SEAMAN  --
& CANDIDATE MICHAEL BENEDICT, RUNNING vs WOJTASZEK TO BE COUNTY COURT JUDGE


CJA's August 24, 2020 e-mail to D.A. Candidates Seaman & Ceretto --
"WINNING ELECTION as Niagara County district attorney belongs to the candidate who recognizes his duty to confront & rise above conflicts of interest"


CJA's August 24, 2020 e-mail to County Court Judge Candidate Benedict --
"You can WIN election as Niagara County court judge against your rival,
Niagara County D.A. Wojtaszek, easily & without $.  It requires nothing more than
that you use the bully-pulpit of your candidacy to "whistle-blow"
cc: D.A. Candidates Seaman & Ceretto

* * *

 

 

September 2, 2020
"Niagara County Judge Sheldon to retire Sept. 30"
Buffalo News (Thomas Prohaska)

* * *

CJA's September 8, 2020 e-mail to Lockport Union Sun & Journal, Niagara Gazette,
Niagara News Source, Buffalo News, Investigative Post --
"Informing Niagara County Voters with EVIDENCE:
public corruption/grand jury complaint
vs Niagara County's 4 re-election-seeking state legislators --
& Niagara County D.A. Wojtaszek, seeking election as county judge"

* * *

October 2, 2020
"Police groups, chief endorse Brian Seaman for Niagara County D.A."
Buffalo News (Thomas Prohaska)

* * *


CJA's October 12, 2020 e-mail to Niagara Gazette
(& Lockport Union Sun & Journal)
--
"ELECTION REPORTING -- & correcting this misimpression of your article '
Accused Falls attorney gets special prosecutor' Niagara Gazette, 10/7/20)"

&
further October 12, 2020 e-mail

* * *

PRESS

November 7, 2019
"Seaman announces run for district attorney"
Niagara Gazette (Tim Fenster)

November 7, 2019
"Former prosecutor Seaman announces run for Niagara County DA"
Buffalo News (Thomas Prohaska)

January 1, 2020
"Niagara County Independence Party Endorses Seaman for Niagara County District Attorney"
Niagara Falls Reporter

February 3, 2020
"Cerretto II running for Niagara County district attorney"
Niagara Frontier Publications

February 4, 2020
"John Cerretto II joins Niagara County District Attorney race"
Nagara Gazette (Connor Hoffman)

February 20, 2020
"Niagara GOP anounces slate of endorsed candidates"
Lockport Union Sun & Journal

June 15, 2020
"Race for Niagara County judge turns rough and tumble"
Buffalo News (Thomas Prohaska)

June 20, 2020
"Wojtasek v. Benedict Campaign for County Judge Dragged into Gutter"
Nagara Falls Reporter

June 20, 2020
"Slings and barbs in 'no comment' Niagara County judicial contest"
Lockport Union Sun & Journal  (Mark Scheer)

June 23, 2020
"Wojtaszek Takes Lead Over Benedict in County Court Judge Race,
Over 1100 Absentees to Count
"
Niagara Falls Reporter

June 24, 2020 -- updated July 9, 2020
"Retired Niagara County judge calls campaign for his old job 'disgusting'"
Buffalo News (Thomas Prohaska)

July 24, 2020 -- updated July 9, 2020
"Benedict-Wojtaszek battle for Niagara County judge may be split decision"
Buffalo News (Thomas Prohaska)

July 7, 2020
"D.A. Caroline Wojtaszek defends against Maziarz attack"
Niagara Falls Reporter

July 10, 2020
"Guestview: DA: Maziarz allegations won't drive me away"
Niagara Gazette (Wojtaszek)

July 14, 2020
"Wojtaszek sweeps major party primaries for Niagara County judge"
Buffalo News (Thomas Prohaska)

July 20, 2020
"Special prosecutor clears Wojtaszek of Maziarz's charges"
Buffalo News (Robert McCarthy)

October 19, 2020
"Political first-timers with familiar names run for Niagara County D.A."
Buffalo News (Thomas Prohaska)

November 3, 2020
"Seaman tops Ceretto in district attorney's race"
Niagara Gazette (Rick Pfeiffer)

December 30, 2020
"Seaman sworn into office"
Niagara Frontier Publications

December 31, 2020
"Brian Seaman sworn in as Niagara County District Attorney"
Niagara Reporter

January 1, 2021
"Seaman sworn in as Niagara County DA"
Niagara Gazette

 

--------------

February 25, 2020
"Dueling mayoral endorsements in race for Niagara County Judge"
Lockport Union Sun & Journal (Rick Pfeiffer)

 

 

----

November 10, 2016
"Goodbye John Ceretto",
Nagara Falls Reporter

 

 

2 Niagara County judgeships 

 

 

 

Top

 
CJA Site Search Engine Search CJA

CJA Homepage  •  Latest News  •  Join Us  •  Site Search

 

 

Post Office Box 8101, White Plains, New York 10602
Tel: (914) 421-1200
e-mail: mail@judgewatch.org