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WNY town justice resigns

David J. Narducci, a justice of the Chautauqua Town Court in Chautauqua County has resigned from office after being notified by the state Commission on Judicial Conduct that he was under investigation. Commission Administrator Robert H. Tembeckjian said Justice Narducci ...

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Waterloo justice sentenced in fake toilet attack

A former village justice in Seneca County was sentenced Tuesday to six months in the county jail for lying about being attacked with a toilet tank lid in August 2013, which resulted in convictions for insurance fraud and defrauding the ...

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Court reinstates lawsuit over NYPD surveillance of Muslims


A federal appeals court on Tuesday reinstated a lawsuit challenging the New York Police Department’s surveillance of Muslim groups in New Jersey after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, saying any resulting harm came from the city’s tactics, not the media’s ...

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Auburn treatment court gets grant

Auburn City Court’s Drug and Alcohol Treatment Court has been awarded a $200,000 Bureau of Justice Assistance grant to provide case management services to heroin/opioid dependent participants. The money will also help decrease heroin/opioid abuse by participants and others in ...

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Chief judge opens human trafficking summit

The National Summit on Human Trafficking and the state courts kicked off Thursday morning in Lower Manhattan to shine a bright light on the world’s fastest-growing criminal industry and examine the role of the nation’s state courts toward its eradication. ...

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Former public defender admits guilt in gun charge

Adam Rissew, 39, of Rochester, a former Monroe County Public Defender, has pleaded guilty to possession of firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. The charge carries a mandatory prison term of five years and a $250,000 fine. Rissew, according to ...

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Chief judge hosts trafficking conference

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman will host a summit today and Friday, bringing together more than 300 court leaders, prosecutors, legislators and other stakeholders nationwide to examine the full scope of human trafficking. The event, at the Downtown Marriott in lower ...

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Brain-injured toddler’s dad gets 25 years

Nikey Hall, 26, of Rochester, who was convicted of brutally assaulting his 1-year-old daughter, was sentenced today by state Supreme Court Justice Alex R. Renzi to 25 years in state prison, plus five years of post-release supervision. According to doctors, the ...

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