Kenneth Iacono appeals conviction for feeding wild pigeons in New Hyde Park

A Williston Park man who has a criminal record for feeding wild pigeons is now hoping an appeals court throws out his conviction. Kenneth Iacono

Kenneth Iacono was convicted of a criminal misdemeanor in 2011 and fined $50 for violating North Hempstead town code.

Kenneth Iacono was convicted of a criminal misdemeanor in 2011 and fined $50 for violating North Hempstead town code. (11/14/13)

NEW HYDE PARK - A Williston Park man who has a criminal record for feeding wild pigeons is now hoping an appeals court throws out his conviction.

Kenneth Iacono was cited by North Hempstead town code inspectors for feeding pigeons at his parents home on Brussels Street in 2008.

After a lengthy court battle, Iacono was convicted of a criminal misdemeanor in 2011 and fined $50.

Iacono says the pigeons were eating at his parents' bird feeder. His attorney, Andrew Campanelli, claims the town pursued the code violation in criminal court in order to extract the maximum amount of money.

Campanelli asked a state appeals court in Central Islip to throw out his client's conviction.

Bill Newsome, who lives next door to Iacona's parents and the pigeons, filed the original complaint in 2008. He says that for the past eight years, he has not been able to use his deck because of the pigeon problem next door.

Newsome, who did not want to go on camera, says he is frustrated with the entire process and that after years of legal battles, fines and now an appeal, the pigeons problem persists.

Other neighbors that spoke with News 12 Long Island say they feel the same way. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

When the new Nassau Coliseum opens its doors 1 New Coliseum to pay tribute to military, 9/11 victims
The Feds are reportedly looking to cut a 2 Feds seek reduced sentence for LI al-Qaida informant
A Long Island Railroad train struck a car 3 LIRR trains strikes car on tracks in Patchogue
The Suffolk County Police Department added new members 4 Suffolk PD welcomes first double amputee to force
Police are searching for a missing elderly man 5 Police search for missing 76-year-old last seen at Port Washington home

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Animals in the News

Click through the list for more News 12 Long Island animal stories.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE