Fraud charges laid against man accused of beating boxer

 Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Town of Niagara man accused of beating professional boxer Nick Casal with a metal object in a fight faced new legal trouble Monday. Michael P. Vicki was arraigned in Niagara County Court on two counts of third-degree insurance fraud and one count of attempted third-degree grand larceny. Vicki, 31, of Portland Street, pleaded not guilty to allegations that he crashed his car into a tree on Frontier Avenue in Niagara Falls May 6, left the scene and then reported to his insurance company that his vehicle had been stolen.