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May 19, 2011

Guilty Plea: People v. Hauke

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Guilty Plea Monosyllables People v. Hauke KA 10-00556 Appealed from Ontario County Court   Background: The defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of felony drug sales but contended that her monosyllabic responses to the judge’s questioning cast doubt on the voluntariness of her plea. Ruling: Conviction affirmed. Defendant’s contentions are challenges to [...]

May 17, 2011

Henrietta man admits possessing child porn

Veryl Baker, 60, of Henrietta, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge David G. Larimer to possession of child pornography. Due to a prior conviction, the charge carries a mandatory minimum of 120 months in prison ...

May 11, 2011

Rochester woman guilty of tax fraud

Rosemarie Robinson, 38, of Rochester, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer to two charges of aiding in the preparation of false tax returns. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison, a $100,000 fine or both.

May 10, 2011

Upstate couple admits assaulting 2-year-old son

CANANDAIGUA — A western New York couple has pleaded guilty to assaulting their 2-year-old son, including beating his feet with a wooden spoon. Local media report 24-year-old Melissa Mosher-Bach and her husband ...

May 5, 2011

Guilty Plea: People v. Hobby

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Guilty Plea Threatened Federal Prosecution People v. Hobby KA 08-00656 Appealed from Supreme Court, Monroe County Background: The defendant pleaded guilty to a felony weapons possession but contended on appeal that his guilty plea was coerced by the threat of federal prosecution. Ruling: Conviction affirmed. The possibility that a federal prosecution […[...]

May 5, 2011

Guilty Plea: People v. Maull

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Guilty Plea Voluntariness People v. Maull KA 10-00518 Appealed from Cattaraugus County Court Background: The defendant pleaded guilty to third-degree sale of a controlled substance. He contended on appeal that his plea was not knowingly, voluntarily and intelligently entered because he was not advised that the sentence would include a period […]

Apr 1, 2011

Former Buffalo police officer admits tax theft

BUFFALO — A former Buffalo police officer has pleaded guilty to attempted grand larceny for failing to pay New York State $13,000 in sales tax collected by a used car lot he owned. Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita III ...

Mar 31, 2011

Man pleads guilty in child porn case

Daniel J. Lasnick, 47, of Arkport, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to knowingly receiving and distributing child pornography. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty ...

Mar 29, 2011

Guilty Plea: People v. Reinhardt

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Guilty Plea Monosyllables People v. Reinhardt KA 09-02119 Appealed from Oswego County Court Background: The defendant pleaded guilty to drug possession. On appeal he contended that he did not knowingly, intelligently and voluntarily waive his right to appeal because his responses to questioning were monosyllabic. Ruling: The conviction is affirmed. The [&helli[...]

Mar 29, 2011

Rochester man pleads guilty to FEMA fraud

Anthony J. Gibson, 28, of Rochester, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to a felony charge of theft of government funds. Gibson faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.

Mar 24, 2011

Wayne County man admits to defrauding Xerox

James Noto, 43, of Ontario, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to mail fraud conspiracy. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Bradley E. Tyler and Marisa J. Miller said Noto was charged in an indictment ...

Mar 24, 2011

LI man pleads guilty in attack on upstate woman

AUBURN — A 28-year-old Long Island man has pleaded guilty to slashing the throat of an upstate New York woman who was nearly decapitated in the attack last month. Christopher Tessitore of Islip Terrace pleaded guilty Wednesday in Cayuga County Court ...

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