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Court of Appeals vacates sentence

In a 4-3 split decision, New York state’s highest court has vacated a sentence because the judge used information that should not have been unsealed. New York State Court of Appeals Judges Jenny Rivera, Leslie Stein, Eugene M. Fahey, and ...

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Bank robber pleads guilty

U.S. Attorney's Office seal WDNY

A Rochester man has admitted to bank robbery and escaping from law enforcement officials. Michael Matzen, 39, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Thursday to escaping from federal custody and to two counts of bank robbery, according to the U.S. ...

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Search improper, but conviction upheld

Appellate Division Fourth Department

A state appellate court ruled that the judge in a drug case in Buffalo should have suppressed some evidence because it was illegally obtained by police, but the conviction was upheld because the overall evidence against the defendant was so ...

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Lengthy sentence adjusted

Appellate Division Fourth Department

A state appeals court has reduced a 50-years-to-life sentence for a man convicted of attempted second-degree burglary and eight counts of second-degree burglary and attempted second-degree burglary. The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department ruled that the sentence ...

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