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Police arrested Nicholas G. Flanigan, A NY Probation Officer abusing his power


New York State Police arrested Nicholas G. Flanigan,
Nicholas G. Flanigan,

On October 3, 2023, the New York State Police arrested Nicholas G. Flanigan, age 34 from Auburn, NY for the following:

  • Falsifying Business Records 1st degree, class “E” felony – (1) count

  • Offering a False Instrument for Filing 1st degree, class “E” felony – (1) count

  • Official Misconduct, class “A” misdemeanor – (2) counts

The arrest is the result of a joint investigation into Flanigan, who is a Cayuga County Probation Officer, abusing his power and authority over probationers for personal and financial benefit. As a result of the alleged abuse of power, Flanigan received many personal benefits, including monetary gain. Flanigan was also found to have repeatedly engaged in inappropriate communications with probationers. Flanigan’s actions failed to properly supervise probationers for whom he was responsible. Due to Flanigan’s power and influence, it is alleged that the probationers believed they had no recourse to stop the actions of Flanigan.

This investigation began after a concerned citizen contacted the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office regarding Flanigan’s inappropriate and illegal actions.

Investigators believe that additional victims may exist.

Anyone with any information regarding Probation Officer Nicholas Flanigan is asked to contact State Police at (315) 448-4540 or (315) 366-6000.



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