Here's a list of the issues he still might face and some of our exculsive interviews about the case.
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On The WBEN Liveline:
Former NYS Attorney Gen.
Cambria and Former Erie Co.
Dist Atty Frank Clark:
Former D.A. Clark
Attorney Terrence Connors
representing Rice Estate:
Attorney Barry Covert
in court for verdict announcement:
Other reaction from outside the courtroom Wednesday Night:
Dist. Attorney Frank Sedita:
Tom Burton & Joel Daniels:
Former NYS Attorney General Dennis Vacco tells WBEN however that jail time is unlikely, and DiTullio will be cautious about punishing him for crimes he was not convicted of. Analyst Paul Cambria concurs predicting community service, but former Dist. Attorney Frank Clark says public outcry could mean that DiTullio gives him the entire year in jail.
Hear more from Vacco, Cambria & Clark at left
NEW TRIAL: There are two types of DWI convictions in NYS: Common law DWI is a misdemeanor based on observations from the police or visible indications of drunkenness. Corasanti was convicted of this. The jury deadlocked on what's called DWI per se, a felony.
District Attorney Frank Sedita says he will confer with his legal staff to decide whether a second trial on that unresolved charge will be held.
Clark's analysis: He will probably be re-tried, but a sentence on the earlier DWI conviction could make it moot because any future DWI sentence would be served at the same time and would not really extend his punishment.
DRIVERS' LICENSE: Was initially suspended by the DMV for failing to submit to a breathalyzer. Restoration in light of the misdemeanor conviction will be subject to a hearing by the Dept.
MEDICAL LICENSE: On July 9th, Dr. Corasanti took leave from his practice at Buffalo Medical Group where he was a former chairman of the board, left his position with the University of Buffalo, and established a low-key office in Orchard Park where he continued to see patients earlier this year. He resigned from the Buffalo Medical Group in November.
Had he been convicted of any felonies, revocation of his medical license would be virtually automatic; now it is likely to be reviewed for possible suspension by the Office of Professional Conduct of the State Board of Regents. Defense Attorney Joel Daniels has said he will fight to continue to practice.
CIVIL TRIAL: Alix Rice's family - both of her separated parents- are suing Dr. Corasanti for civil damages in the death of their daughter. The burden of proof is not as strong in a civil case, and if he loses there, Dr. Corasanti is likely to face monetary damages. Pre-trial motions will be heard by the end of the week, but the trial may not be ready for a while due to the volume of depositions and statements required.
"The Rice family intends to seek justice in another arena and we will work dilligently toward that end," says Attorney Terrence Connors, representing the Rice Estate.