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Ownership of luxury sports car in question

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York is asking a federal judge to determine the ownership of a 1996 Ferrari F50 worth almost $2 million. The Italian luxury sports car was being transported on a flatbed ...

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U.S. Attorney appoints coordinator for COVID-19 fraud

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U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. is asking the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 pandemic by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) hotline at (866) 720-5721, or by sending an email to disaster@leo.gov. Examples ...

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Arrest made after reporter threatened

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An Erie County man has been arrested on charges that he threatened a Buffalo news reporter. Paul E. Lubienecki, 62, of Hamburg, is charged with cyberstalking, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Lubienecki is facing a maximum penalty of five ...

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Woman faces prison time for untaxed smokes

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A Mohawk woman has admitted to distributing untaxed cigarettes. Crystal King, 32, of the Akwesasne Mohawk Indian Reservation, pleaded guilty before Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson, to distribution of contraband cigarettes. King is facing a maximum penalty ...

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Amherst man charged with trafficking exotic African cats

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An Erie County man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of trafficking wild African cats. Christopher Casacci, 38, of Amherst, is charged with violating the Lacey Act and the U.S. Animal Welfare Act, according to the ...

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Five arrested for reselling stolen merchandise online

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  Five people have been arrested in connection with multi-million dollar schemes to buy and resell stolen merchandise. The U.S. Attorney’s Office on Thursday announced the individuals were charged: Thomas Nary, 35, of Rochester Eric Finnefrock, 27, of Rochester Ralph ...

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Erie County woman admits to plan to cripple her ex-boyfriend

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Yanyan Lesser, 48, of East Aurora, pleaded guilty Wednesday before Senior U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny to transmitting in interstate or foreign commerce a communication containing a threat to injure another person. She is facing a maximum penalty ...

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