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DiFiore nominated to be NY’s next chief judge

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has nominated Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore to be New York’s chief judge. DiFiore, Westchester’s top prosecutor for nearly a decade, would replace Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, who is 70 and who must retire after this ...

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Silver, ex-Speaker, convicted in corruption trial

NEW YORK — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, once one of New York’s most powerful politicians, was convicted Monday of charges that he traded favors to earn $5 million illegally and then lied about it. The Manhattan federal ...

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Pittsford to appoint new town justice

The Pittsford Town Board is looking for candidates who are interested in being a town justice. The board-chosen appointee will replace Town Justice William K. Taylor, who takes office as a State Supreme Court justice Jan. 1, 2016. The Pittsford Town ...

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Helping terror suspects return to society

WASHINGTON — In the last two months, two Minnesota men have admitted they plotted to travel to Syria to fight alongside the Islamic State, a New Jersey man pleaded guilty to helping his brother fly to the Middle East to ...

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Magistrates Association holds annual dinner

Judge Donald J. Mark on Saturday received the Monroe County Magistrates Association’s 2015 James E. Morris Award at its annual dinner on Saturday at The City Grill in Rochester. Judge Mark, who has been a judge in state Supreme Court, ...

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Justice Dept. expands cybercrime reach into southeast Asia

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is broadening its overseas efforts against cybercrime, for the first time stationing a legal adviser in Malaysia to help ensure Southeast Asian countries have the laws and tools to fight hackers. The position is intended ...

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