U.S. Attorney William Hochul

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17 individuals are facing federal charges in relation to a massive drug trafficking operation that brought cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl from across the United States’ southern border into the Western New York area. It’s part of the largest prosecution ever taken on by the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of New York.

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Across the nation, it’s tax season - time to take a look at W-2’s, bank statements, and all the other aspects of your financial life. It’s also a time when trustworthiness is especially important.

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Fighting terrorism at home is a "tremendous priority," that word from U-S Attorney William Hochul who notes the region dealt with three terrorism cases in 2015, including the December 30th arrest of a 25-year-old Rochester man accused of supporting ISIL. 

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2015 and the years leading up to it have seen more than 100 gang members in the City of Buffalo indicted for crimes such as drug trafficking, gun violations, and violent offenses including murder. U.S. Attorney William Hochul said over the last year, most of those individuals have been convicted. It’s why he’s calling 2015 one of the best years for his office.

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History is being made in Buffalo, as demolition of six old drug houses gets underway, paid for by criminals.

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There were many opinions on policing in Buffalo Tuesday night, many of which were shouted out during a raucous forum in Mount Olive Baptist Church sponsored by Mayor Byron Brown.

Drug trafficking ring dismantled in Lackawanna

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An illegal narcotics trafficking ring was taken down by several law enforcement agencies and SWAT teams early Tuesday morning. Twenty men and women have been indicted by a federal grand jury and charged.

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A former Buffalo police officer was sentenced to one-year probation and fined $3,000 for two civil rights violations. John Cirulli was sentenced in Federal court Monday.

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Late Tuesday afternoon, a man was gunned down on Erb Street on the East Side, little more than an hour before a panel discussion looked at crime on the East Side.

A former probationary Buffalo police officer is going behind bars for growing and selling marijuana.  James Hamilton Senior will do 18 months in a federal prison.

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A federal grand jury has indicted three Buffalo Police officers for violating the civil rights of four teenagers.


A Buffalo man has been arrested and charged with stealing and attempting to sell historical documents from The Buffalo History Museum.

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Federal agents conducted a major round-up of suspected drug dealers Friday on Buffalo's West Side.

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U.S. Attorney William Hochul is calling on the community to take a stand against the rise in shootings in Buffalo. 

In the past month, violence has escalated. Hochul says the number of shootings in the city of Buffalo is 48-more than last year at this same time.

WBFO & AM-970 Eileen Buckley sat down with Hochul in our studio's to discuss this latest trend on gangs, guns and drugs..