US Attorney's Office Online romance scheme nets guilty plea of Ghanaian national By Marian Hetherly • Feb 9, 2018 You hear about people being scammed out of money by online thieves all the time, but rarely do you hear one was caught and prosecuted. The U.S. Attorney's Office says that is exactly what happened in a Buffalo court Thursday. Another guilty plea in immigration case involving 4 local Mexican restaurants By Marian Hetherly • Feb 8, 2018 The U.S. Attorney's Office says Marguin Sanchez, 23 of California, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to employ what it described as "unlawful aliens" at four local Mexican restaurants. Homemade bombmaker receives 2 1/2 years in prison By Associated Press • Dec 11, 2017 A 47-year-old Niagara Falls man, who lost his leg when he stomped out an ignited homemade bomb, has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for unlawful possession of a destructive device. Holland couple sentenced for defrauding disability out of $1.2M By Marian Hetherly • Dec 6, 2017 A Holland couple who stole more than $1.2 million in Veterans Affairs and workers compensation benefits have been sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Arcara. High-speed chase leads to guilty plea on heroin charges By Marian Hetherly • Nov 8, 2017 A Niagara Falls man is facing up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine after pleading guilty to heroin charges. Former Olean credit union manager pleads guilty to embezzlement By Associated Press • Sep 22, 2017 A western Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to stealing $180,000 from the Olean credit union she managed for 20 years. Chinese tourist awarded $461K for 2004 border injury By Associated Press • Aug 9, 2017 After more than a decade of fighting, a judge has awarded $461,000 to a Chinese tourist who sued the U.S. government after being injured by a border agent at Niagara Falls more than a decade ago. Former Hamburg man scams investors out of $10M By Marian Hetherly • Jul 19, 2017 A former Hamburg man is facing a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for defrauding investors out of more than $10 million in just two years. Father-son scammers sentenced, another suspect indicted By Marian Hetherly • May 5, 2017 A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to five years in prison for scamming elderly victims out of their savings. Former NF police officer, 2 others facing federal narcotics charges By Mike Desmond & Marian Hetherly • Dec 16, 2016 Niagara Falls Police Department A Niagara Falls patrol officer has resigned, as she faced being fired for her suspected involvement in a Cataract City drug ring. Listen Listening... / 1:15 WBFO's Mike Desmond reports More child porn charges for 2 convicted felons By Marian Hetherly • Dec 16, 2016 Two local men with previous child pornography convictions have pleaded guilty to more charges. MLK Park shooter sentenced to 22 years in prison By Marian Hetherly • Dec 6, 2016 The Buffalo man convicted of killing one person and wounded four others in Martin Luther King Jr. Park in May 2012 has been sentenced to 22 years in prison. Two women plead guilty in murder-for-hire By Marian Hetherly • Nov 1, 2016 Two local women haves pleaded guilty in the murder-for-hire against an ex-husband and his new spouse. Second Kingsmen Motorcycle Club member convicted By Marian Hetherly • Sep 8, 2016 Another member of the Kingsmen Motorcycle Club is facing prison time for participating in a ring of drugs and violence officials say operated throughout Western New York. 'Violent predator' sentenced for murders, drugs By Marian Hetherly • Aug 18, 2016 The U.S. Attorney calls him a "violent predator" and gang member, responsible for murder and drug dealing. Wednesday the predator was sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison. Former BPS Assistant Superintendent's son pleads guilty to theft By Marian Hetherly • Jun 23, 2016 The son of the former Assistant Superintendent convicted of stealing funds from Buffalo Public Schools has pleaded guilty to the same charge. Lackawanna man asks for terrorist charges to be dropped By Associated Press • Jun 9, 2016 U.S. Attorney's Office A Lackawanna man, accused of making plans to join the Islamic State group in Syria, wants the charges against him dropped. Buffalo worker bilks government By Chris Jamele • Jun 28, 2014 WBFO File Photo / WBFO News A Buffalo woman has pleaded guilty to stealing government funds.