UTICA–One month after Utica City Court Judge John Gannon denied a local attorney’s motion to have the Oneida County District Attorney disqualified from a case, the same local attorney is trying again–this time in state supreme court.
Attorney Nicholas Passalacqua contends that District Attorney Scott McNamara acted improperly in John Stemen’s case; Passalacqua’s client.
Passalacqua says McNamara should not have notified Stemen’s then-boss, Congressman Anthony Brindisi, that Stemen was facing charges.
Stemen has been charged with soliciting a prostitute; allegedly paying a 17-year-old for sex.
The office for State Supreme Court Justice James Murphy (5th Judicial District, Syracuse) says oral arguments have been scheduled for Oct. 15 regarding Passalacqua’s recent motions.