The former official in a small Yates County town accused of two felonies and a misdemeanor was found guilty — but only of the latter charge — after Judge Jason Cook rendered a decision.
Yates County District Attorney Todd Casella stated that Cook found Griffin guilty of second-degree criminal impersonation as a misdemeanor, for impersonating an employee of the State Liquor Authority at the Olney Place in Barrington, according to the Chronicle-Express.
Cook was ultimately found not guilty of the two felony charges — which were first-degree offering a false instrument for filing and issuing a false certificate.
The entire ordeal centered around a bar in Barrington, called The Only Place.
Barrington was tangled in conflicts with Seth Olney, the owner of The Olney Place and son of long time town board member, Deputy Supervisor Nate Olney, according to the Chronicle-Express.