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Five arrested for protest-related crimes

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Five people have been arrested on federal charges involving arson and assault during protests on May 30 in Rochester and Buffalo. In Rochester, four individuals have been charged for their roles in connection with the burning of three government vehicles ...

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Niagara Falls man facing drug, weapons charges

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A Niagara Falls man has been indicted on numerous charges, including making a bomb. Jeffrey Richards, 28, is facing multiple drug trafficking and charges in addition to possessing a destructive device, possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking, and, ...

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Nassau County man admits to cyberstalking and sending drugs to ex-girlfriend

Thomas Traficante, 23, pleaded guilty to cyberstalking and distribution of a controlled substance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson on Thursday. Traficante, of Seaford, is facing a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. ...

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Buffalo man admits to making child porn

A Buffalo man has admitted to making child pornography. Duke Jimenez, 34, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara, to production and possession of child pornography. Jimenez is facing a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison, ...

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Brooklyn man admits fraud charge

A Brooklyn man has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Corey Buddle, 25, is facing a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.   Buddle, along with co-conspirators from Jamaica, defrauded elderly people in the ...

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Debt collector admits bilking victims out of more than $1M

A Buffalo debt collector has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he coerced thousands of victims into paying more than $1 million in debts they may or may not have owed. Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Alan Ceccarelli hired a number ...

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Rochester child porn defendant gets eight-plus years in prison

A Rochester man who was convicted of possession of child pornography has been sentenced to eight years and one month in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci. Pedro Cruz, 40, had thousands of images of child pornography on a ...

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Colorado man admits making threats to SUNY Buffalo faculty and staff

A Colorado man has admitted making threats to faculty and staff SUNY Buffalo . Benjamin Bolton, 32, of Glendale, Colo., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to transmitting interstate communications containing threats to injure the person of ...

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Erie County union leader sentenced

A former union leader has been sentenced to three years in prison for conspiracy and racketeering charges. Mark N. Kirsch, 57, former president and business manager of operating engineers Local 17, based in Hamburg, Erie County, also was sentenced to pay ...

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Buffalo man sentenced for arson

A Buffalo man who was convicted of arson of a commercial building has been sentenced to three years and five months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. On June 13, 2014, Lowell Carey, 56, along with co-defendants Ryan ...

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Irondequoit man sentenced for “sextortion”

An Irondequoit man has been sentenced to six years in prison for coercing a 15-year-old girl to take pornographic pictures of herself and then using them to extort sex from her. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Field says 29-year-old Jose Alvarado ...

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