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Florida man sentenced for threats

A Florida man who was convicted of threatening a Veterans Administration worker has been sentenced to three years of probation. Michael F. Hanley, 49, of Clearwater, Fla., was convicted of threatening a federal employee. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Roemer ...

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Local lawyer wins State Bar award

Amanda Burns, a partner in the Rochester-based law firm of Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP, has been awarded The Honorable Judith S. Kaye Commercial and Federal Litigation Scholarship by the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York ...

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Drug dealer sentenced to 67 months

U.S. District Court Judge David G. Larimer has sentenced a Rochester man convicted of drug trafficking charges to more than 5 ½ years in prison. Lorenzo Watson, 29, was convicted of possessing with intent to distribute cocaine, and possession of ...

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Biden orders Justice Dept. to end use of private prisons

President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered the Department of Justice to end its reliance on private prisons and acknowledge the central role government has played in implementing discriminatory housing policies. In remarks before signing the orders, Biden said the U.S. ...

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Fiat Chrysler agrees to plead guilty, pay $30M in UAW probe

DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $30 million fine for a corruption scandal at the union that represents its factory workers, authorities said Wednesday. Company representatives gave more than $3.5 million in ...

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Judge OKs Weinstein bankruptcy plan with $17M for victims

DOVER, Del. — A Delaware judge has approved a revised Weinstein Co. bankruptcy plan that provides about $35 million for creditors, with roughly half that amount going to women who have accused disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. ...

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Republican senators want to halt Trump impeachment trial

WASHINGTON — Senators took oaths Tuesday to ensure “impartial justice” as jurors in Donald Trump’s historic impeachment trial, proceedings that will test Republican loyalty to the former president and the power he still wields after the deadly siege at the ...

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Mossimo Giannulli loses bid to finish prison term at home

BOSTON — Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli’s request to serve the remaining three months of his prison term in the college admissions bribery scheme at home was denied Tuesday by a federal judge. Giannulli argued he should be released to home ...

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Judge bars Biden from enforcing 100-day deportation ban

HOUSTON — A federal judge on Tuesday barred the U.S. government from enforcing a 100-day deportation moratorium that is a key immigration priority of President Joe Biden. U.S. District Judge Drew Tipton issued a temporary restraining order sought by Texas, ...

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Hiring trends favor women, minorities

A new analysis of trends in general counsel hiring by Fairport-based consultants BarkerGilmore shows the majority of new GCs were women and minorities. Every year, about 10% of Fortune 500 companies appoint new top legal executives, according to the report. ...

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House sending Trump impeachment to Senate, GOP opposes trial

WASHINGTON — As the House prepares to bring the impeachment charge against Donald Trump to the Senate for trial, a growing number of Republican senators say they are opposed to the proceeding, dimming the chances that the former president will ...

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