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Tag Archives: U.S. District Court Western District of New York

Canadian man sentenced in largest seizure of cocaine in history of the Western District of New York

A Canadian man has been sentenced for his role in a drug trafficking operation connected to the largest seizure of cocaine in the history of the Western District of New York. Parminder Sidhu, 43, of Brampton, Ontario, who was convicted ...

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Buffalo jail guard admits to federal charge

A Buffalo Police Department cell block attendant Matthew Jaskula, 27, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the crime of willfully depriving another of their constitutional rights under color of law resulting in bodily injury. Jaskula faces a maximum penalty of 10 years ...

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Pro se program expanding to Rochester

Volunteer attorneys are needed to help with a new program to provide legal advice to pro se litigants in U.S. District Court in Rochester. The program is expected to start in mid-February, with a CLE session to prepare volunteers tentatively ...

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Buffalo IP lawyer’s winter storm video accumulates YouTube views and lawsuits

A still image from Alfonzo Cutaia's YouTube video.

If you’re going to use someone else’s YouTube video without permission you might want to make sure it doesn’t belong to an intellectual property attorney. A few major news organizations have learned that lesson the hard way. When winter storm ...

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Former RIT student claims false arrest, racial profiling, and assault by Rochester police officers

A New York City man is suing the city of Rochester, the Rochester Police Department and three police officers claiming false arrest, assault and racial profiling. Prince Sundiata Guerra, 23, claims that on Sept. 22, 2014, when he was a ...

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