Attorney tries to D.Q. DA, again


Passalacqua files motion in NYS Supreme Court over Stemen case

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.

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