District Attorney John Flynn

Erie County District Attorney's Office

With state lawmakers nearing a vote on legalizing adult recreational use of marijuana, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn is urging lawmakers to consider keeping marijuana on the controlled substances list of the Public Health Law.

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Erie County's top prosecutor says there's been a lot of unemployment insurance fraud attempted during the pandemic, with tens of thousands of attempts within New York to file claims under other people's names. District Attorney John Flynn knows this, because he's among the victims.

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Erie County District Attorney John Flynn is warning about elder fraud cases after two defendants pleaded guilty Tuesday to defrauding vulnerable people they were supposed to protect.


Protestors marched from Buffalo's Willert Park neighborhood to gather in front of the Erie County Courthouse Tuesday evening, demanding the resignation of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Police Chief Byron Lockwood and Erie County District Attorney John Flynn.

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The Erie County District Attorney announced Tuesday that seven people face charges related to separate incidents, during which all are accused of spitting or coughing at arresting officers and then claiming to be infected with COVID-19.