Ontario DA Tantillo Sued for Withholding Evidence

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F Yi

Hilton, NY

#1 Jul 20, 2008
the first steps have been taken to file a lawsuit against Ontario County and its district attorney.

It stems from a case involving a Greece engineer who was acquitted of putting in faulty septic systems and Walter Casper, who is now serving time for his wife's murder.

“I know the DA's office in Ontario County didn't present all the information that was out there and available.” Defense attorney Mark Young.

His client, engineer Dave Simpson of Greece, was charged with six counts of filing a false instrument.

Young was determined to make sure his client didn't get punished for something he says another man did. That other man, was Walter Casper, he is also an engineer and the man serving time for killing his wife by intentionally letting the family van roll off a cliff.

“This could have been stopped early on. It wasn't because people didn't do their job that we hold in high regard and hope they do their job.”

Young is referring to Ontario County District Attorney Mike Tantillo. Young says Tantillo never told the grand jury that it was Casper who originally surveyed the area in Farmington.

Young filed a notice of claim late last month saying Tantillo maliciously prosecuted his client and now they’re hopping someone takes responsibility.

“The prosecution has some responsibility to acknowledge when they made a mistake.”

Mike Tantillo didn't want to go on camera

Both parties are meeting in October for what's called a deposition where they'll decide whether to offer Simpson a settlement

WHEC, 07/17/2008 04:24:45 PM
Buford T Justice

Panama City Beach, FL

#2 Jul 23, 2008
Good for attorney Mark Young. My lady justice ensure he prevails.
Perry-Mason

United States

#3 Aug 20, 2008
I wonder how many innocent people who couldn't afford a private attorney have been railroaded by this guy?
CWCDLP

Honeoye Falls, NY

#4 Aug 23, 2008
I hope it sheds a little light on Ontario County.
They're the "dogs at the line" Usually that is a commendable situation. It's a different story when innocent people are being punished. I lost all faith in the system and our county. R michael Tantillo only cares about convictions, looks good for his record. It is easier to let innocent people suffer than to take responsibility and say, we made a mistake. Tantillo should be reminded of a quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, and punishment of the innocent makes a mockery of the law.
Bessie Smyth

Dallas, TX

#5 May 9, 2010
Simpson v. County of Ontario et al
Plaintiff: David Simpson
Defendants: County of Ontario and R. Michael Tantillo

Case Number: 6:2009cv06333
Filed: June 29, 2009

Court: New York Western District Court
Office: Rochester Office [ Court Info ]
County: Monroe
Presiding Judge: Hon. Charles J. Siragusa

Nature of Suit: Civil Rights - Other Civil Rights
Cause: 42:1983 Civil Rights Act
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff
Another One

Rushville, NY

#6 Jun 13, 2010
Perry-Mason wrote:
I wonder how many innocent people who couldn't afford a private attorney have been railroaded by this guy?
I know one that is in prison for 25 years because of his "games" in the court room. How do you get a fair trial when the DA and judge are buddies?
SUSIE

New York, NY

#7 Jun 14, 2010
Down with the dictator Tantillo
SUSIE

New York, NY

#8 Jun 14, 2010
down with dictator Tantillo
another victim

Canandaigua, NY

#9 Jun 11, 2011
Perry-Mason wrote:
I wonder how many innocent people who couldn't afford a private attorney have been railroaded by this guy?
SO Many more that what the people know....
another victim

Canandaigua, NY

#10 Jun 11, 2011
CWCDLP wrote:
I hope it sheds a little light on Ontario County.
They're the "dogs at the line" Usually that is a commendable situation. It's a different story when innocent people are being punished. I lost all faith in the system and our county. R michael Tantillo only cares about convictions, looks good for his record. It is easier to let innocent people suffer than to take responsibility and say, we made a mistake. Tantillo should be reminded of a quote by Martin Luther King, Jr.. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, and punishment of the innocent makes a mockery of the law.
You are so right. My family and I are victims of this...how can we find help. So many of us know what is going on here, how do we stop it. I have someone within the legal system, very knowledgable of whats really going on tell me " make sure the DA does not get re-elected...someone please help me, how do we make that happen?
Annonymous

New Berlin, NY

#11 Aug 14, 2012
Read this old article from the Democrat and Chronicle regarding Ontario County
http://www.newyorkjusticefund.org/docs/03.31....

Since: Oct 13

Location hidden

#12 Oct 30, 2013
Just be a little more patient..... the help you need will be here shortly.These Ontario County DAs are as crooked as they come. They use the OC Sheriffs Dept. as puppets to harass people for them and their cases. They bully innocent people into taking plea bargains relying that most people don't have $10,000 to go to trial. Then we have cookie cutter investigators from the Sheriffs dept who work 2 days a week from 9-4 and can slap innocent people w felony charges just because he can sign a statement of lies and notarize it for the DAs of Ontario County. Well chew on this for lunch.. Keep your friends of the Grand Jury and play by the rules you sore losers. Eventually you are going to do it to the right person who is not going to lay down and take it.Its really unfortunate that the innocent are victims and that it is our tax dollars that they clearly have no problem using to make settlements for their screw ups to avoid being deposition. Lets see who will lie when they get put on the stand.If all you readers keep looking you will find far too many similar articles about these bullies. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. You are all held to the highest of Ethics and should be held accountable for these shameful and corrupt action. Now we all know why Ontario County has the highest conviction rate. Because they are making up false reason to charge the innocent. For all you that are looking for someone to take a look at your cases, you should contact Rutgers University for help. They love to take down corrupt Lawyers and Judges in our judicial system. The Power-Thrusting Law. They love to Unwrinkle the system! I witnessed all of what you all say. I was slapped with 3 Felony counts and went to trial and won in less than 15 minutes. The ADA Brian Dennis had a personal vengeance and Tantillo was aware of the situation which makes him just as guilty. Sorry for your loss boys.

Since: Oct 13

Location hidden

#13 Oct 30, 2013
another victim wrote:
<quoted text>
You are so right. My family and I are victims of this...how can we find help. So many of us know what is going on here, how do we stop it. I have someone within the legal system, very knowledgable of whats really going on tell me " make sure the DA does not get re-elected...someone please help me, how do we make that happen?
Contact Rutgers University. They will look into your case. They love to unwrinkle the system. The Power-thrusting Law. Also you should right a letter to the attorney general in detail and they will send in their inspectors to that court house and they don't leave a stone unturned. They will investigate and you will get a report of their findings.Good luck

Since: Oct 13

Location hidden

#14 Dec 2, 2013
just out of curiosity what judge are u referring to. Cause I have a similar situation. Just curious if it's the same judge?]

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