Lawsuit Settled in Inmate Death

It’s costing Allegany County an undisclosed amount of money to settlement a lawsuit surrounding the death of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement inmate who died in jail five years ago.
Allegany County and two employees have reached a settlement in a federal wrongful death lawsuit by the estate of Irene Bamenga. Bamenga was a French citizen from Angola when she was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in 2011.
She died in the Albany County Correctional Facility in July of congestive herat failure a few months later.
The lawsuit alleged that the counties failed to treat Bamenga for her chronic condition and that led to her death.
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A question about the legality of a nominating petition may keep U.S. Representive Tom Reed’s upcoming race a one horse show.
His challenger in the primary, Gary Perry of Waverly did not hand in enough valid signatures to get on the June ballot, according to ta report on Elmira TV station WETM.
Reed is seeking re-election to a fourth term in Congress.