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U.S. Attorney announces first case of bitcoin used for money laundering in Western District

BUFFALO — Three men have been indicted in the first money laundering case in the Western District of New York involving the use of bitcoin digital currency. A federal grand jury has charged Richard Petix, 30, of Rochester, with operating ...

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Rochester man admits to drug charges

A Rochester man has pleaded guilty to drug charges in U.S. District Court in Rochester. Ronald Dodd, 32, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin, and possession and brandishing of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking ...

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Rochester woman sentenced for sex trafficking

A woman convicted of sex trafficking has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison. Jennifer Miller, 28, of Rochester, was convicted of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. In ...

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Niagara County pair arrested on drug charges

BUFFALO — Two Niagara County residents have been arrested on drug charges. Oliver Kimmons, 48, and Kathlyn Ventura, 24, both of Lockport, were charged with intent to distribute heroin and crack cocaine. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 ...

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Buffalo man indicted on 41 charges, accused of scamming thousands

BUFFALO — A federal grand jury has handed up a 41-count indictment against Alan Ceccarelli, 30, of Buffalo, including charges of wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and distribution of alprazolam and buprenorphine. The charges carry ...

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