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Buffalo attorney sentenced for tax evasion

A Buffalo attorney who skimmed his employees’ withholding taxes was sentenced Monday to a conditional discharge and ordered to pay $21,281 in restitution. David J. Seeger, 57, the principal attorney of his Delaware Avenue law office, David Seeger PC, had ...

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State police seek help in finding missing child

State police in Oneida County are seeking the public’s help in trying to find 2-year-old Aurora Brown who was last seen on May 25 in Oriskany Falls. Troopers believe she may be in the company of Melodee Toner, her mother. ...

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City cooperating in investigation of employee

A Rochester 911 Center employee, Tim Scott, was scheduled to be arraigned Monday on a misdemeanor charge of forcible touching. He was arrested on Nov. 4 by the Rochester Police Department, which is continuing its investigation. The city is cooperating ...

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Former fire department treasurer sentenced in theft

The former treasurer of Crystal Beach Volunteer Fire Department in Gorham was sentenced Monday in Ontario County Court for stealing more than $82,000 from the department for personal expenses and shopping sprees. Judge Frederick Reed sentenced Michael Mason, 44, of ...

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Contractors settle on driveway paving claims

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office has obtained a judgment against home improvement contractors who repeatedly ripped off customers in the Southern Tier and Central New York by going door-to-door seeking to pave and repair driveways. The contractors performed shoddy and ...

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Conservation officer ‘Officer of the Year’

Scott Marshall, an Erie County Department of Environmental Conservation officer, has been named Officer of the Year by the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. “DEC’S environmental conservation officers are on the front line daily in their efforts to ...

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Law named Justinian Medal recipient

Michael R. Law, a partner with Phillips Lytle LLP, has been selected as the recipient of St. John Fisher College’s 2014 Justinian Medal. The annual Justinian Order Medal reception will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the ...

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Justice foundation seeking holiday donations

The Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice will launch a crowdfunding campaign on Nov. 24 in hopes of raising $250,000. The money will be used to further the foundation’s mission of exonerating the wrongfully convicted, helping exonerees re-integrate after years of ...

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Health network expanding help for hearing impaired

An agreement with the Finger Lakes Health network of hospitals and healthcare facilities has been reached with the state to strengthen its policies concerning communication with patients and their family members or companions who are deaf or hard of hearing. ...

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Fisher honored by Appraisal Institute chapter

The Upstate New York Chapter of the Appraisal Institute awarded Donald A. Fisher, of Syracuse, the first annual G. Richard Kelley Memorial Award. Kelley’s widow, Mary Grace Maguire-Kelley, presented the award to Fisher. G. Richard Kelley was an icon in ...

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Attorney honored for volunteer work

Jennifer A. Shah, an attorney with the Buffalo office of Phillips Lytle LLP, will receive the Volunteer Lawyers Project’s 2014 Litigation Award. Shah will be honored at the seventh annual “Champions for Justice Bash,” on Friday at the Hotel Lafayette, ...

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Speakers to lead dialogue on race

Descendants of Henrietta Lacks will discuss the family’s decades-long conflict in a special program Nov. 17 on Monroe Community College’s Brighton Campus. Lacks was a young black woman in 1951 when her cells were taken without her knowledge for research. ...

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