Contractor case on hold after courtroom outburst

Full story: WHEC-TV Rochester, NY

Team 10 is following the case of contractor Steve Ferra of Webster. The state has taken him to court on behalf of consumers who claim he took their money and didn't finish their home improvement jobs but the case is on hold because Ferra got locked up in part for what he said to a judge.
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13suks

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Mar 19, 2009
 
Steve Ferra is another person from the suburbs.
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Mar 19, 2009
 
I wish I could have seen this. Ferra deserves every day of that 14 months and some. Like 5 years in in the Big House! That should shut that big mouth up!
Always Right

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Mar 19, 2009
 
Too bad Judge Punch couldn't swallow his pride for once, just had Ferra removed from the courtroom, and continued on with the trial. A lot of people want their money back now, and have to wait. It's better to serve the victims rather than himself. He could have always tacked on more to Ferra's sentence AFTER restitution has been made. What the judge doesn't realize is that he may have just played into Ferra's hand by giving him the contempt of court charges. Ferra knows the chance of him repaying the victim actually decreases if he is in jail. Ferra is a smart cookie. He duped the victims, and now he duped the judge.
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Too bad Judge Punch couldn't swallow his pride for once, just had Ferra removed from the courtroom, and continued on with the trial. A lot of people want their money back now, and have to wait. It's better to serve the victims rather than himself. He could have always tacked on more to Ferra's sentence AFTER restitution has been made. What the judge doesn't realize is that he may have just played into Ferra's hand by giving him the contempt of court charges. Ferra knows the chance of him repaying the victim actually decreases if he is in jail. Ferra is a smart cookie. He duped the victims, and now he duped the judge.
Maybe. Or he could just be another contractor who doesn't care about anyone but himself (not even his kids) and could not keep his big mouth shut. I used to work with guys like him. He is the rule and not the exception. Don't worry about his victims, though. When he gets out the people he rolled will be waiting and will get whatever is left of him. Then again, with his stellar personality he might not even make it out of jail.
Bob

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Mar 19, 2009
 
this is not true he nice
sophie

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Mar 19, 2009
 
get the true facts about the case the i-team is just reporting stuff they don't even know about
Fact

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Mar 19, 2009
 
Anyone that would blow a fit in a courtroom is not nice. Who cares when the court case starts. He will never pay his victims back. I say just bring him out every so often so he can mouth off to the judge so he can just keep locking this guy back up.
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Mar 19, 2009
 
another fine piece of work
joe

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IS he CATHOLIC
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Mar 19, 2009
 
13suks wrote:
Steve Ferra is another person from the suburbs.
Every time the city folk are one upped by a stupid act from a suburbanite you have to go and ruine it by commenting.
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Mar 19, 2009
 
Bad, rude and crude behavior it sounds like to me....but in front of a judge?
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Mar 19, 2009
 
No Name wrote:
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Every time the city folk are one upped by a stupid act from a suburbanite you have to go and ruine it by commenting.
If he was from the city he probably would have jumped over the table at the judge.
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Mar 19, 2009
 
I went to school with him. This doesn't surprise me.
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Mar 19, 2009
 
To the victims: your money is likely already gone. Done forget this is a criminal case and although the judge may order restitution, you will likely be left after the criminal case to take your matter to civil court in an effort to get some money back.

But what is really disturbing is the balls this guy has to wish the justices cancer kills him. For anyone who has delt with cancer, you know it is something you wouldn't wish on your worse enemy. In fact as bad as Ferra is, I still can't wish cancer upon him. How bad this man has to be to say these things.

One can only hope he gets his just deserts in jail. Maybe Ferra will learn a thing or two in jail?
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Ferra is goin to have prostate problems of his own, depends on how many times he drops the soap.
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Mar 19, 2009
 
Four counts of contempt? I'm a bit surprised the judge allowed it to get to that point. He'll never pay what he owes. Another scumbag contractor that makes it tough for the rest. The judge is a bit sensitive too, by the looks!
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Mar 19, 2009
 
If you all knew this judge- shouldn't have slammed him about the cancer but you know what- any of you ever see this judge in action??? not good!!!!!!!!!! he can throw this guy in jail for 14 months- but godborbid he goes after the ones who really deserve to be behind bars!!!!!!!!!!
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Mar 19, 2009
 
Judge Punch is a hard Judge in Orleans County and Ferra has a lot of nerves doing that with this Judge. I do not understand why Ferra did not use some of the money that he stole from his customers and not pay his back child support.
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Your investigative team should know that Judge Punch's arrogance and overwhelming amount of offensive statements giving out to "many" on a daily basis is and should be exposed.
Mr. Ferra's actions are sickening to the clients he's raped and pillaged financially.Yet I implore channel ten to go to the daily court proceedings "unannounced" of Judge Jimmy Punch.Observe.Watch the way he conducts himself in court.Then go to the Judicial Conduct Commission where many complaints have been lodged against him.
Judge Punch does have cancer and is not fit to perform in the capacity of his judgeship, which he refuses to 'share,' because of his GOD COMPLEX.
This author suspects Judge Punch of thinking he is above the law and has a 'pass' of compassion,from his peers and the&#8207; Judicial Conduct Commission because of his cancer.
I implore the channel 10 news team to look into this Judge with "NO COMMENT" and look into his inappropriate behavior.Such as threatening letters to the 'editor'(Medina Journal)to unnamed people in "wiring their jaws shut" and that he would do it personally.Also how he threatened officer(Deputy of Orleans county on 'employment probation' at the time) Steven Ploof -Ogden police (presently)that if he did not "squash" and dispose of D.W.I. paperwork and charges against his son,that he (Judge Punch) would make sure Ploof would be terminated as a Deputy.Judge Punch actually went to the scene of his son's one car accident and ENACTED THE AFOREMENTIONED.
So although the story is about Judge Punch in part.The challenge is as follows..Is channel 10 really interested in TRUE JUSTICE for their viewership or is Judge Punch being the JustASS of Orleans county to big of a Task to really investigate??
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steve ferra is nothing but a scam artist,he wont even take care of his own kid!! what a real man he is!!! I hope judge punch sentences ferra to rot in jail in a cell with a bubba on viagra!!!!!!!

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