The Cayuga County District Attorney is up for election this fall. The incumbent is Brittany Grome Antonacci, who is also the Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney. The state’s highest court prohibited the district attorneys from prosecuting petitioner-respondent Grome Antonacci in a Special Term order issued last month. In response to the letter, the acting district attorney said she was targeted for removal because she is a Democrat.
Brittany Grome Antonacci
As Cayuga County’s Acting District Attorney, Brittany Grome Antonacci is pursuing a successful campaign for the office of the district attorney. Antonacci’s stance on enforcing the law and avoiding politically motivated prosecutions is the ideal match for Cayuga County’s community. She will bring years of experience, ethics, and accountability to the courtroom.
A former prosecutor and public servant, Antonacci has been the acting district attorney for nearly a year. She will run for a full term in November. She graduated from the University at Albany and served as a senior assistant district attorney in Albany County for six years. Her experience as a prosecutor has allowed her to defend the rights of victims and protect citizens. She has prosecuted thousands of criminal cases and successfully argued before the New York State Court of Appeals.
Acting Cayuga County District Attorney Brittany Grome Antonacci will become the first female District Attorney in the county’s history. As a former prosecutor, Brittany Grome Antonacci is a longtime public servant and dedicated advocate for victims of crime. She has successfully prosecuted thousands of criminal cases and argued before the New York State Court of Appeals.
The acting Cayuga County District Attorney has accused the Hochul administration of a “backroom deal” to appoint a Democrat. The acting district attorney says the move was politically motivated and that local Democrats are using their political power to put a Democrat in the district attorney’s position. However, if Hochul is unable to fill the vacancy before the election in November, he can appoint someone temporary to serve in the meantime.
Appeal from an order of Special Term, Supreme Court prohibiting them from prosecuting petitioner-respondent
This appeal concerns an order of the Special Term, Supreme Court that bars the Cayuga County District Attorney from prosecuting petitioner-respondent Daniel Snee. Although the District Attorney is not required to prosecute the petitioner-respondent, he has the right to do so. However, the District Attorney has not exercised that right.
The parties, in this case, include John Gerdes, who is pro se, and attorneys Jose A. Ortiz, who is representing the State Industrial Board. Also representing the petitioner-respondent is John Jones, an attorney at Napoli, Bern, Ripka, LLP. Respondents appear through Thomas Harold Matters and John Gerdes.
Removal of Brittany Budelmann
A letter from the Deputy Sheriff’s Police Association in Cayuga County argues against the removal of Cayuga County District Attorney Brittany Budelmann. The organization said she was targeted for her political affiliation and that local Democrats were using their political power to get a Democrat into her position. A District Attorney election will take place in the fall of 2022. The district attorney position is up for election again in 2022.
The reason for Domachowski’s dismissal is unethical behavior. He has been accused of requesting information from an informant under oath and of cooperating with the defense attorney in e-mails. The list of his unethical actions is long and complex. Domachowski cannot disclose the full details of these actions without revealing his identity. In addition, he has filed a Notice of Claim, an intent to sue the county for damages.