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Cayuga County probation officer suspended amid allegations of misconduct

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A Cayuga County Probation Department officer, Nicholas G. Flanigan, has been suspended following his arrest on charges related to alleged abuses of power.


The suspension, which includes pay, comes in accordance with county policy and awaits the outcome of investigations by both the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office and the county’s human resources department.

New York State Police arrested Flanigan on Oct. 3 after accusations surfaced of him exploiting his authority for personal and financial advantages. The allegations include inappropriate communications with probationers and neglect in supervising those under his watch.

He faces charges of first-degree falsifying business records, first-degree offering a false instrument for filing, and two counts of official misconduct. Flanigan, from Auburn, has entered a plea of not guilty to all charges and was subsequently released on his own recognizance.