Buffalo Judge Who Stepped In Front Of Train Found Dead, Commits Suicide
The Buffalo judge who stepped in front of a train is and was under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation has committed suicide at the age of 61. It's unclear how he ended his life.
On February 28, 2021, acting Supreme Court Justice John Michalski allegedly attempted to kill or injure himself by stepping onto a train track and lying down. He was hit by the train, which was caught on video by train watchers. The judge suffered a serious leg injury in the incident.
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On Thursday, March 24, 2022, the home he shared with his wife was raided by the FBI, Amherst Police, and officials with the New York Attorney General's Office were seizing items from the home of Michalski.
Judge Michalski has been involved in controversy in recent years. The Buffalo News reported that the feds were investigating his relationship with Peter G. Gerace Jr., the owner of Pharaoh’s Gentlemen’s Club in Cheektowaga, who is under investigation and has been charged with the distribution of drugs and conspiracy to commit sex trafficking. He also allegedly bribed former disgraced Drug Enforcement Administration agent Joseph Bongiovanni.
Both Gerace and Bongiovanni have been charged by the U.S. Attorney's Office with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and defraud the United States. This story is very bizarre and we may never get the full scope of it now that Judge Michalski has killed himself.