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Yates County DA: Fat Daddy’s Case Settled


All of the criminal matters related to the 2022 raids on Fat Daddy’s sticker shop locations in Penn Yan and Watkins Glen have been settled.

Yates County District Attorney Todd Casella said the shop’s owner, Jaime Walker, pleaded guilty on Friday to a charge of criminal tax fraud. Fat Daddy’s as a corporate entity also admitted to a grand larceny charge, and the $227,894 in cash seized by State Police in March of 2022, was forfeited.

Late last month another co-defendant, Christopher Golden, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of criminal possession of cannabis and misdemeanor conspiracy. As part of his punishment, $30,526 in cash seized was also forfeited. Walker faces two months in prison and three years of probation when sentenced in October.

In total, seven people were charged following the raids.

“A pivotal milestone has now been reached, as all matters pertinent to this case have been effectively resolved through comprehensive plea agreements. The steadfast efforts of the NYSP Special Investigations Unit have been instrumental in facilitating this resolution. Their dedication and tireless commitment have played a crucial role in untangling the complexities of this investigation, which spanned across four counties from the Pennsylvania border to the shores of Lake Ontario,” Casella said. “This positive outcome underscores the broader societal benefits of these legal proceedings, promoting safety and security within our communities. The successful conclusion of these proceedings stands as a testament to the collaborative efforts of all those involved, showcasing the efficacy of a well-coordinated legal response.”

All defendants involved in this case have been directed to make restitutions to the Department of Taxation and Finance,


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