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Lawyer pleads guilty to embezzlement

Thomas J. Barnes, 55, of Buffalo, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Chief Judge William M. Skretny to a felony charge of embezzlement from an employee pension benefit plan. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine or both. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron J. Mango, Barnes, a lawyer, admitted ...