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Buffalo man pleads guilty to drug trafficking

Pethrod Dunnigan, 40, of Buffalo, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute five kilograms or more or cocaine, and money laundering conspiracy. He is facing a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years in prison, a maximum of life and a ...

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Couple admits to defrauding federal agencies

A Chemung County couple has admitted to federal charges that they accepted research funding to which they were not entitled. Bin “Ben” Wen, 46, and Peng “Jessica” Zhang, 45, both formerly of Horseheads, pleaded guilty in a scheme to defraud federal ...

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Seven charged in drug-trafficking roundup

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York announced the arrest of seven people from Rochester in connection with an alleged drug-trafficking operation in the city. Charged win the case are: Carlos Javier Figueroa, aka Javi or ...

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Alleged drug dealer on the lam

An alleged drug dealer who was free on $20,000 bond is now a fugitive. Lawrence Russell, aka Mucho, and co-defendant John Nelson, aka Sunny, were charged in February 2017 in a 10-count indictment related to an alleged cocaine trafficking operation ...

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Seven men detained as illegal aliens

Federal officials have arrested a citizen of Ecuador accused of harboring illegal aliens. Segundo Francisco Caguana, has been charged with harboring aliens, encouraging illegal aliens to reside in the United States, and hiring or recruiting unauthorized aliens for employment, according to ...

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Government says it is dropping most remaining Inaugural Day rioting cases

WASHINGTON – Nearly a year after about 200 people were charged with rioting during President Donald Trump’s inauguration, federal prosecutors announced they would drop a majority of the cases because they could not prove the defendants planned or participated in ...

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Buffalo man sentenced for fraud

A Buffalo man convicted of conspiracy to commit access device fraud was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to 21 months in prison Wednesday. Randy Jarrett, 45, also was sentenced to three years supervised release and ordered to pay ...

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