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Columbia Law professor named to AG’s staff

Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu Monday was named senior enforcement counsel and special advisor to Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman. Wu will advise Schneiderman on technology, competition, and internet policy and legal issues. Wu, the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher professor of ...

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Police and fire recruitment

Rochester Mayor Lovely A. Warren is urging city residents to consider a career in law enforcement or fire protection in the Rochester Police Department or the Rochester Fire Department. Civil Service exams are scheduled for the coming months, with deadlines ...

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Post Bills’ game DWI arrests

New York State Police issued 29 tickets following the Buffalo Bills’ home opener Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Two Erie County drivers were also charged with driving while intoxicated. State police had additional patrols working to enforce traffic laws on ...

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Erie County man told to pay $6 million in restitution

William Nehill, 70, of Orchard Park, who was convicted of conspiracy to smuggle merchandise into the United States by false and fraudulent invoices, was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to 90 days in prison. Nehill was ...

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Former Monroe County employee pleads guilty

Stephanie Holtz, 43, former deputy registrar at Monroe County’s Office of Vital Records, Thursday admitted defrauding the county and concealing her actions by altering computer records and records filed with the county’s Finance Department. She pleaded guilty to two counts of ...

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WNY justices disciplined for improper donations

The disciplining of two Erie County justices, announced Tuesday, is a reminder for the judiciary to abide by state rules when it comes to political donations, particularly this time of year when political campaigns are in full swing. Hamburg Village ...

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Rochester attorney charged in prostitution case

  John R. Parrinello, 76, is facing a misdemeanor charge of third-degree patronizing a prostitute in connection with an alleged incident Sunday at the Gates Motel. Gates police report Parrinello turned himself in about noon today. He was issued a ...

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Rochester man sentenced for bank robberies

Joseph S. Cumbo, 36, of Rochester, who was convicted of bank robbery, has been sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara to 41 months in prison.  Cumbo, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, robbed the Bank ...

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Roemer chosen magistrate judge for WDNY

The district judges of the Western District of New York have unanimously agreed to appoint Michael J. Roemer as a magistrate judge for the Western District of New York. Roemer will fill the seat vacated by the Hon. Hugh B. ...

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Chair, vice chair appointed to commission

Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman on Monday announced the appointments of former Appellate Division, Second Department, Associate Justice Barry Cozier as chair, and Cornell School of Law Professor W. Bradley Wendel, an expert in the field of legal ethics, as vice ...

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Republican leader proposes gun background check bill

WASHINGTON — Backed by the National Rifle Association, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican leader introduced legislation Wednesday that would reward states for sending more information about residents with serious mental problems to the federal background check system for firearms purchasers. ...

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