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Hon. Michael J. Violante

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Public Defender

Phone: (716) ***-****  HQ Phone
Niagara County
5467 Upper Mountain Road, Suite 100
Lockport , New York 14094
United States

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Background

Employment History

  • District Attorney
    Lockport
  • District Attorney
    Reception Honoring County
  • Chairman
    Legislature
  • District Attorney
    June 6 and Niagara County
  • Public Defender
    Niagara County

Education

  • Bishop Duffy High School
  • Suffolk University School of Law
  • law degree
    Suffolk Law School
  • undergraduate college degree
    Boston College
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LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) - Michael ...
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LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WKBW) - Michael Violante, the Niagara County District Attorney, is expected to resign on Monday.
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Niagara County District Attorney Michael J. Violante will step down from the post he has held since 2008.. (Harry Scull Jr./News file photo)
Niagara County District Attorney Michael J. Violante will step down from the post he has held since 2008.. (Harry Scull Jr./News file photo)
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Violante, 70, a Niagara Falls Republican, had stayed away from his Lockport office last week.
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Donatello also charged that Violante had favored a male prosecutor over her in scheduling and salary in the sex crime unit.
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After her allegations became known, according to court papers, Violante threatened to fire her. She was transferred to Niagara Falls to work on welfare fraud cases, isolating her from the other prosecutors in Lockport.
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Her federal complaint said, Violante relentlessly demonstrated an inappropriate attitude towards his female subordinates, including plaintiff. Violante made plaintiffs work environment unbearable, repeatedly making off-color comments to or about almost all of the women in the office, including plaintiff.
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Joerg wouldnt say why Violante is resigning. Violante was not in the office Monday, a secretary said.
Joerg said Violante, who has about 12 years of county service, including a four-year stint as public defender before he was first elected DA, will retire with the county paying 50 percent of his health insurance costs for life. He also will receive a partial state pension. He was to have been paid $152,500 this year.
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Niagara County District Attorney Michael J. Violante is the subject of a federal suit filed by one of his assistants claiming discrimination in pay and scheduling. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News file photo)
Niagara County District Attorney Michael J. Violante is the subject of a federal suit filed by one of his assistants claiming discrimination in pay and scheduling. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News file photo)
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Michael J. Violante was supposed to return to work Monday as Niagara County District Attorney after a weeklong vacation. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News file photo)
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The 70-year-old Violante appeared to be in good health, dressed in casual pants and a flannel shirt.
But he refused to answer questions about talk that he may resign.
Im not going to comment on what my plans are, Violante said.
Might that stance change soon?
Im not going to comment on anything, Violante said.
Will he return to work on Monday?
Violante again refused to answer.
You have a right to ask questions, he added, and I have a right not to answer them.
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Donatello also asserted that Violante had made several offensive comments about the figures and clothing of some of the women prosecutors on his staff.
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There may have been as many as two other complaints from female employees about similar comments made to them by Violante, according to two sources with knowledge of the investigation who spoke to The News on condition of anonymity.
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Donatello was given permission by a State Supreme Court judge last year to file a second lawsuit against the county, alleging that Violante had retaliated against her for her complaints by reassigning her from prosecuting sex crimes in County Court to handling welfare fraud cases and working in Niagara Falls City Court.
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Violante, a Republican, has been elected district attorney three times, most recently last November, always without opposition. In 2015, the Democratic Party cross-endorsed him for the first time.
If Violante were to resign, according to an oath of office filed during his first week on the job in 2008, Deputy District Attorney Theodore A. Brenner apparently would be first in line to become acting district attorney.
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An election will be held in November to fill the Erie County district attorney post, and one would be held in Niagara County if Violante resigns, according to Jennifer A. Fronczak, Republican election commissioner.
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Niagara County District Attorney Michael J. Violante is the subject of a federal suit filed by one of his assistants claiming discrimination in pay and scheduling. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News file photo)
Niagara County District Attorney Michael J. Violante is the subject of a federal suit filed by one of his assistants claiming discrimination in pay and scheduling. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News file photo)
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Michael J. Violante was supposed to return to work Monday as Niagara County District Attorney after a weeklong vacation. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News file photo)
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The 70-year-old Violante appeared to be in good health, dressed in casual pants and a flannel shirt.
But he refused to answer questions about talk that he may resign.
Im not going to comment on what my plans are, Violante said.
Might that stance change soon?
Im not going to comment on anything, Violante said.
Will he return to work on Monday?
Violante again refused to answer.
You have a right to ask questions, he added, and I have a right not to answer them.
...
Donatello also asserted that Violante had made several offensive comments about the figures and clothing of some of the women prosecutors on his staff.
...
There may have been as many as two other complaints from female employees about similar comments made to them by Violante, according to two sources with knowledge of the investigation who spoke to The News on condition of anonymity.
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Donatello was given permission by a State Supreme Court judge last year to file a second lawsuit against the county, alleging that Violante had retaliated against her for her complaints by reassigning her from prosecuting sex crimes in County Court to handling welfare fraud cases and working in Niagara Falls City Court.
...
Violante, a Republican, has been elected district attorney three times, most recently last November, always without opposition. In 2015, the Democratic Party cross-endorsed him for the first time.
If Violante were to resign, according to an oath of office filed during his first week on the job in 2008, Deputy District Attorney Theodore A. Brenner apparently would be first in line to become acting district attorney.
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An election will be held in November to fill the Erie County district attorney post, and one would be held in Niagara County if Violante resigns, according to Jennifer A. Fronczak, Republican election commissioner.
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Niagara County District Attorney Michael Violante said, "It was extremely difficult, as you can imagine, when we're dealing with someone that is not local.
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Violante said, "This defendant will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law in these circumstances because of the nature of the charges and because it's the right thing to do for their families and we promise the families and the community we will do that."
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