star Patrick T. Kane and his cousin James M. Kane pleaded guilty yesterday to a non-criminal charge of disorderly conduct for an early-morning fee incident with a Buffalo taxicab driver Aug. 9.
Chief City Judge Thomas P. Amodeo granted them both conditional discharges and ordered them to make a written apologies to the cabbie and pay $125 each in court fees. There's really not a whole lot more to say on all this, other than the fact that the basic details in the case have been borne out by the fact there was a guilty plea and an apology to the cab driver.
I would guess his legal fees were about 100 times the fine he had to pay. Hopefully a lesson learned on this one.