Judge Joseph Fahey

5:27 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Proposed Agent Orange Fairness Act Named After Syracuse Native

Judge Joseph Fahey speaks about his friend Lawrence J. Hackett, Jr.
Credit John Smith/WAER News

A Central New York Vietnam Veteran who likely died of cancer from Agent Orange exposure now has his name on proposed legislation to support other veterans and families.  The Lawrence J. Hackett, Jr. Vietnam Veterans Agent Orange Fairness Act unveiled today would ensure that veterans and their families would get the necessary healthcare and compensation to cover them.  A longtime friend of Hackett’s, Judge Joseph Fahey says his friend’s story is similar to others.

Listen to Congressmember Dan Maffei talk about Agent Orange and what Veterans are covered for health insurance.

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Lottery Scam
1:43 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Lottery Cheat Gets Maximum Sentence in Court Tuesday

Robert Miles (right) attended court for sentencing of the man who duped him out of a $5 million lottery ticket 7 years ago.
Credit Kaitlyn Richards/WAER News

Andy Ashkar will serve the maximum sentence possible for stealing a 5-million dollar lottery ticket six years ago.  Onondaga County Judge Joseph Fahey delivered the sentence Tuesday.

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