Federal court records indicate that Condidorio and Szczur have pled guilty and signed cooperation agreements with the government. The exact details of the plea agreement are not known.
In Greece off of Ridgeway Avenue is the West Hill Estates home that Charles Fitzgerald and his girlfriend Amber Snover once lived in. Both were named repeatedly in court documents and on July 25th agents were scene removing bags full of cash and other evidence from the home. At the time officials said more than $700,000 in cash was confiscated in that day’s raids.
County records confirm that Fitzgerald still owns that home that is assessed at $260,000. A man at that home told 13WHAM News he rents it from Fitzgerald and that he moved in with his family months after the July raids.
As for the 420 Emporium stores employees in Brockport told 13WHAM News that a new person bought the stores. A man contacted 13WHAM News claiming that he bought all of the 420 Emporium store locations (except Batavia as that closed over the summer) from Fitzgerald in September. He added that Fitzgerald has no part whatsoever in the operation.
This man would not share his name and did not want to be quoted but he said he believed that the sale of synthetic drugs gives all smoke shops a bad name and that he operates a legal business.
Public records on file in Monroe County still list Charles Fitzgerald as the owner but it is unclear if those records are required to be updated if ownership transfers.
Many owners and employees of businesses around the 420 Emporium in Brockport tell 13WHAM News that the store remains just as busy as it was last summer before the raids. Most welcomed the raids and all expressed surprise that the man who appeared to be the focus of federal agents remains uncharged.
"I'm really shocked, I'm shocked about it yes,” said Lori Trapp who owns High Maintenance across the street from 420 Emporium. “I would like to know what's going on with this case."
A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office would only say that the agency does not comment on pending investigations.