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Buffalo man faces 10 years in prison for weapon charge

A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge. Alexander Rivera-Santiago, 32, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. Rivera-Santiago faces a maximum sentence of ...

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Canadians arrested on drug charges

A Canadian couple, arrested on federal drug charges, faces a long prison sentence. Karl and Sorina Morrison, both 59, of Kitchener, Ontario, were charged with conspiracy to import and export controlled substances and analogues and attempt to export controlled substances and ...

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Bronx man to be sentenced for mortgage fraud

A Bronx man has admitted to federal mortgage fraud charges in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. Alagi Samba, 46, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Laurence J. Vilardo to conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting ...

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Allegany County man admits to drug conspiracy

An Allegany County man has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges. Lionel C. Carter, 60, of Wellsville, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing ...

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Hochul: ‘It’s been a wonderful run’

U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. speaks to reporters on Sept. 28 about an arrest in the 2003 robbery and homicide at the Xerox Federal Credit Union. (Bennett Loudon)

  William J. Hochul Jr., the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York who announced his resignation at the end of the month, has stayed in the position longer than most of his colleagues. Fewer than 20 of ...

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Elmira man pleads guilty to drug charge

A Chemung County man  has admitted to his role in a drug ring. Jerold “Rocco” Walker, 39, of Elmira, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer. Walker faces a maximum sentence of 20 ...

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Postal worker pleads guilty

A former U.S. Postal Service worker has admitted to stealing from the Sodus Point Post Office in Wayne County. Jennifer Passeck, 26, pleaded guilty to theft of public money before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. Passeck is facing a ...

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Niagara County man arrested on child pornography charge

A Niagara Falls man has been arrested on child pornography charges. Daniel Hull, 44, has been charged with receipt and possession of child pornography, according to the office of U.S. ATtorney William J. Hochul Jr. Hull faces a maximum of 40 years ...

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Wayne County man sentenced for child porn

A Wayne County man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for child pornography. Brandon West, 40, of Newark, was convicted of possession of child pornography. according to the office of U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. West also ...

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Buffalo man sentenced on drug charges

A Buffalo man has been sentenced to 11 years and eight months in prison on federal drug charges. Dayshawn Brazier, 25,  was convicted of RICO conspiracy and conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 280 grams or ...

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