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September 10, 2014 - 2:29pm

Jacquetta Simmons shows up in court without attorney or financial statements on restitution request

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, crime, Jacquetta Simmons.

On a follow up to her request for smaller monthly restitution payments, Jacquetta Simmons showed up without the two things Judge Robert C. Noonan said she needed today: An attorney and a certified financial statement.

Noonan lectured her briefly on the need to have a proper financial statement, said that he wants to get restitution payments started in this case, and then gave her until Sept. 16 to get her documents together.

And perhaps show up with an attorney.

What Simmons arrived with in court today was a handwritten statement on a blue-lined piece of notebook paper.

"Ms. Simmons, what we need from you is a sworn statement of income and expenses for you and each person in your household," Noonan said. "We need an itemization of all the things you've done while looking for work, not just your conclusionary statement saying you can't find work."

When her case was called, Simmons ambled to the defense table dressed in faded blue jeans and a white T-shirt holding her piece of paper.

Asked about her attorney, Simmons told Noonan that she was under the impression that Key would be in court with her today, and that she spoke with Key after her Aug. 26 court appearance.

In June, the Buffalo News published a report about Key moving from the Buffalo area. His Web site says his office is located in Buffalo.

So when Simmons said she had spoke with him since August, Noonan expressed some surprise.

"Really?" Noonan said. "I thought he left town before that. Perhaps he kept the same cell phone."

Noonan told Simmons she could appear Sept. 16 with or without an attorney. "It's your choice," he said.

Simmons is under court order to make $100 monthly payments in restitution for $2,000 in medical expenses to Grace Souzzi, whom she punched in the face Christmas Eve 2011 after Souzzi asked for a receipt for items Simmons and her brother had purchased earlier at Walmart.

Because she's not working, Simmons has asked that the amount of monthly payments be reduced.

After the brief hearing, Simmons turned from the bench and walked away, mumbling something under her breath.

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Unbelievable! !!
Apparently doing whatever she wants has always worked for her in the past. Maybe "worked" is the wrong word in this instance though.

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"....turned from the bench and walked away, mumbling something under her breath."

I immediately pictured Rachel Jeantel, quipping, "Cracker mothe.....uka".

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Piece of work. (Oops, forgot, "work" isn't the appropriate word.) I can think of another one that's not suitable to say...

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Seems to me that as much as SOME people want to characterize her as misunderstood and maybe a litlle hot headed. Just this article as well as what I witnessed myself during the trial and so on ... Lead me to the conclusion that this woman was always atrouble maker and just went to far that Christmas eve. She was supposedly in college yet she didn't understand the Judge's requests or instructions?

I'm beginning to believe her FIRST sentence would have been more appropriate than what the Judge was ordered to reduce it to. As far as restitution goes, leave it as is.

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The new McDonald's is hiring! So is Arby's! If working with the public isn't the best idea she can work behind the scene as a house keeper at the Hampton Inn. There are jobs out there.

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I see women working on road construction crews all the time. They make decent money, too. If she's feeling froggy on a crew and wants to jump, it won't be elderly women she's swinging at. She'll fit right in.

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Let me start off by saying I Love My City Of Batavia!
We have some people that should be put in jail!
In my opinin two of them are;
Jacquetta Simmons and Jason Lang!

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Good thing no one had to check her at the door on her way out!

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I'll bet she eats pretty good.....and I'm sure she didn't walk to the courthouse..... and I

KNOW she has a cell phone. You're slick sweetheart, I'll give you that !!

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Beg to differ Rich. If she was "slick" she would have issued a heartfelt albeit fake apology and dumped out her purse and offered her spare change as a partial good faith payment. She is too entitled to be smart.

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Pseudo-slick. The mirage only goes so far til someone pees in her cheerios then the REAL Jaquetta comes out. Watch what happens at the next appearance date, if she continues her shenanigans I bet she shows up by herself with the kid, thinking the Judge wont remand her to custody. Then she'll have another tantrum and perhaps earn another charge while being subdued by the bailiffs. Either was I'm betting theres a big scene when the Judge has enough nonsense and brings the hammer down.

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A comment was deleted for name-calling.

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Is anyone surprised?

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I like the comment:" She is too entitled to be smart " That hits the nail on the head. This woman is headed for a heap of trouble. She is carrying one big chip on her shoulders that will eventually sink her. She thinks she is gaming the System. The System is about to come crashing down on her big time.

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In wondering about the case against Jaquetta Simmons I felt compelled to write in my Social Aspect opinion.
I know this comment comes in after the fact, but... The woman's name says it all when it comes to her demeanor and she needs a loud advocating voice.
Having stated that, I am absolutely appalled with the actions of Ms. Simmons and the laxation of the court. I have followed this case, even written into the Batavia Daily News regarding the choices Ms. Simmons made and the unanswered consequence's suffered by Ms. Souzzi. As I stated in the news column, Ms. Souzzi is the innocent victim of this case and deserves some form of resolution. The facts of this case were simple. Ms.Simmons by her own choice, violated the granny law. She was found guilty of this, sentenced and that should have set a precedence. Ms. Simmons sentence was reduced as it was seen as " too harsh", she then "became" pregnant and stayed from her reduced sentence. Now she is unable to find work and pay a mere $100. per month. The court entertained her asking restitution to be reduced and then let her cost the tax payers of this county additional monies by this allowance of the court.
Ms. Simmons has shown a great disrespect for her fellow mankind, the courts and other individuals intelligence. I have seen lesser cases given sever punishment. Why is the court system being so lax with this case. Think about it....Ms. Simmons actions were her choice. Grace Souzzi was an innocent "working" victim. Ms. Souzzi was awarded $2000. to cover medical expenses. Is the court going to make this stck, or is this seen as "too Harsh" also.

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