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Prison contraband conviction reduced

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An appellate court has reduced a prison contraband conviction because the evidence in the case did not support the charge. Defendant Jerry McLamore was convicted in May 2017 of first-degree promoting prison contraband and fifth-degree conspiracy in a bench trial ...

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Perjury case against Syracuse lawyer reinstated

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A state appeals court has reinstated an indictment accusing a prominent Syracuse lawyer of perjury. In January 2020, acting Onondaga County Court Judge John H. Crandall dismissed the indictment against attorney Robert Baska. In a decision released Feb. 11, the ...

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Split court dismisses weapon charge

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In a split decision, a state appeals court has tossed a guilty plea and the related indictment in a weapon case because police had no legal reason to pursue the defendant. Defendant Joshua Williams in September 2016 pleaded guilty to ...

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Murder conviction overturned

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A state appeals court has dismissed an indictment against a man convicted of murder because the acquittal of a co-defendant contradicted the basis of the conviction. Defendant Jermaine Jennings was convicted in February 2018 in state Supreme Court in Onondaga ...

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Hearing ordered in robbery case

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A state appeals Court has ordered a hearing on a motion to dismiss a robbery conviction to resolve because of a speedy trial issue. Defendant William Reed was convicted in state Supreme Court in Onondaga County in July 2018 of ...

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Fourth Department orders new trial

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A state appeals court has reversed a robbery conviction and ordered a new trial because of a problem with the jury selection process. Defendant Emilio Padilla was convicted in March 2018 of second-degree robbery and third-degree fleeing a police officer ...

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Appeals court orders new trial

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A state appeals court has granted a new trial in an insurance fraud case because of improper testimony from an investigator. Defendant Christina Murray was convicted in May 2015 in state Supreme Court in Monroe County of third-degree insurance fraud ...

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Tampering conviction overturned

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A state appeals court has reversed a tampering with a witness conviction because the victim was not actually scheduled to testify at the time of the alleged incident. In April 2016, defendant Mark A. Diroma was convicted of third-degree tampering ...

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