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Nov 4, 2015

Doctor pleads guilty in drug case

Matthew Bennett, 49, of Clarence, who was convicted of unlawfully distributing and dispensing oxycodone, a controlled substance, was sentenced to 36 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara on Monday. The defendant has also surrendered his medical license and forfeited $19,000 in United States currency, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul […]

Aug 3, 2015

Crumpler found guilty of manslaughter

A Monroe County grand jury Friday found Sherrita Crumpler guilty of first-degree manslaughter in the Jan. 18 death of her girlfriend, Candra Keels. Police were called to Keels’ Denver Street home where the two women had been involved in a domestic dispute during which Keels was stabbed once in the back. She later died from […]

Sep 5, 2014

Ex-Virginia gov., wife guilty of public corruption

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife were convicted Thursday of using his office to promote a dietary supplement in exchange for gifts in a public corruption case that derailed the career of a onetime rising Republican star. A federal jury in Richmond convicted Bob McDonnell of 11 of the […]

Sep 4, 2014

Flowers found guilty

A Monroe County jury Wednesday found 26-year-old Dominic Flowers guilty of second-degree murder, second-degree assault and two counts each of first-degree assault second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in the Aug. 18, 2013 shootings of Willie Little, Erica Fleming and Robert Moultrie. Flowers and another person opened fire about 1:10 a.m. on a crowd outside […]

Jul 25, 2014

Blunt convicted of murder

A Monroe County jury Wednesday found Jeffrey Blunt, 31, guilty of second-degree murder for the shooting death of 37-year-old William Klick on Oct. 7, 2012, about 5 a.m. on Copley Street in the city of Rochester. Blunt was also convicted of second-degree conspiracy and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Klick had been shot in […]

Apr 9, 2014

Boyd convicted of murder

A Monroe County jury Friday found 49-year-old Darrell Boyd guilty of second-degree murder for the April 20, 2007 killing of Katharina Lawn. Boyd was convicted of brutally beating and strangling Lawn in her apartment on Merchants Road in the city of Rochester, then setting fire to cover up his crime. A critical piece of evidence […]

Apr 4, 2014

Rochester man found guilty in woman’s ’07 murder

A 49-year-old man has been found guilty of murdering his former Rochester neighbor seven years ago this month. Local media report that a jury found Darrell Boyd guilty of second-degree murder Thursday, two days after deliberations started. Boyd was found guilty of strangling and beating 54-year-old Katharina Lawn inside her apartment on April 20, 2007. […]

Sep 23, 2013

Wilson found guilty of robbery

Monroe County jury Friday found Verniel Wilson, 26, guilty of first and second-degree robbery and second-degree attempted robbery for stealing from three people in February. Wilson, according to a release from the district attorney’s office, approached a man waiting at a bus stop about 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the corner of Dewey Avenue and Driving […]

Aug 12, 2013

‘Whitey’ Bulger guilty of gangland killings

BOSTON — James “Whitey” Bulger, the feared Boston mob boss who became one of the nation’s most-wanted fugitives, was convicted Monday in a string of 11 killings and other gangland crimes, many of them committed while he was said to be an FBI informant. Bulger, 83, stood silently and showed no reaction upon hearing the […]

Jun 26, 2013

Man pleads guilty to Craigslist robberies

BUFFALO — A western New York man has pleaded guilty in a series of robberies stemming from Craigslist ads. The Erie County District Attorney’s Office says Wednesday that 22-year-old Kendrick Pritchett of Buffalo admitted to six counts of second-degree robbery covering a 13-day spree where he used phony advertisements for electronics to lure victims to […]

Apr 17, 2013

Fed building contractor fined

Quality Roofing Inc., a Michigan-based corporation convicted of submitting false forms to the government, has been fined $75,000. U.S. District Court Judge Charles J. Siragusa also imposed restitution of $19,197.50. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Field, Quality Roofing was a subcontractor on a government roofing project at the Kenneth B. Keating Federal Building […]

Aug 24, 2011

Couple plead guilty to creating Buffalo meth lab

John McMahon, 50, and Judy McMahon, 59, both of Buffalo, have pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara for their roles in the manufacturing of methamphetamine in a residential home.

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