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Nominations sought for defender awards

The Monroe County Public Defender’s Office is seeking nominations for its Jeffrey A. Jacobs Memorial Award and Award for Excellence in Indigent Adult Representation in Family Court. Nominations are due by Sept. 4. Awards will be presented Nov. 7 at ...

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Buffalo police officer indicted

A federal grand jury has returned a two-count indictment charging Robert Eloff Jr., 40, of Buffalo, with deprivation of rights under color of law and conspiracy to deprive an individual of rights under color of law. The charges carry a ...

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Radiologist admits to fraud

Dr. Thomas F. Stephenson, 72, of Rochester, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Chief Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr. to committing health care fraud. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of ...

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Chinese media slam human rights lawyers


China’s state media on Tuesday accused more than two dozen human rights lawyers rounded up in recent days of being troublemakers intent on illegal activism, as foreign governments and rights groups expressed growing concern over the crackdown. The human rights ...

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