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Tag Archives: Crime

‘Someone must know’

Law enforcement officials are frustrated in their efforts to bring killers and other criminals to justice because witnesses are reluctant to speak up. A culture of anti-snitching has become so prevalent that Sen. Charles E. Schumer is sponsoring legislation that, ...

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Budget cuts clog justice system

ATLANTA — Prosecutors are forced to ignore misdemeanor violations to pursue more serious crimes. Judges are delaying trials to cope with layoffs and strained staffing levels. And in some cases, those charged with violent crimes, even murder, are set free because caseloads are too heavy to ensure they receive a speedy trial.

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Rochester man sentenced in false IRS refund case

Michael Israel, 37, of Rochester, has been sentenced by U.S. District Judge Charles J, Siragusa to two years in prison and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine after pleading guilty to making false claims and false impersonation of a United ...

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Billionaire loses NY lawsuit over rare wine

NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire collector and yachtsman William Koch has lost a lawsuit against Christie’s alleging the auction house had sold vintage wine it knew was counterfeit. A federal judge in New York threw out the case. She ruled that the statute of limitations had run out....

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Teen says L.T. should have gone to jail

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — An underage girl whose encounter with former football star Lawrence Taylor led to his conviction for sex crimes says he should have been sent to jail. The girl, now 17, spoke to the media after Taylor was sentenced Tuesday to six years on probation for sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage prostitute...

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Rochester man admits to Katrina fraud

Jonathan Etienne, 23, of Rochester, has pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan W. Feldman to theft of public money...

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Another tool to fight domestic violence

Two people in Monroe County are facing charges under a new domestic violence law that singles out strangulation as a specific crime. Less than a week after the law went into effect, Greece Police collared the first arrest in Monroe County ...

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Getting blood from a stone

One of the biggest detriments to criminal offenders’ successful reentry into society is the amount of debt imposed on them through state fees or other fines related to their crime. The issue is examined in a recent report ...

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