U.S. Attorney's Office

A Chautauqua County woman has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly a quarter of a million dollars from the health care agency where she served as business manager.

U.S. Attorney's Office

A U.S. District Court jury has found a Buffalo gang member guilty of two murders near the Towne Gardens Apartments on Buffalo's East Side.

A former Buffalo teacher was arraigned Tuesday on a three-count federal grand jury indictment, including two counts of producing child pornography and one count of possession of child porn.

A Rochester man pleaded guilty Monday to bilking at least 1,000 people around the country out of more than $100 million.

U.S. Attorney James Kennedy said financial adviser Perry Santillo ran a Ponzi scheme for about a decade. Kennedy said the scheme started when Santillo and an unnamed partner lost millions in investor money in another Ponzi scheme back in 2007. 

An East Aurora woman has pleaded guilty to attempting to hire a hit man on the dark web to cripple her boyfriend.

The leader of a Jamestown drug organization has pleaded guilty to selling cocaine, after two of his business associates were convicted.

A Salamanca man has been convicted of bank fraud and money laundering in a wide-reaching scam to steal from small businesses across the country.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Border Patrol reports the arrest of five people trying to enter the United States illegally - one by swimming across the Niagara River.

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The U.S. Attorney's Office says a former nurse practitioner issued more than 200 phoney prescriptions for narcotics over the course of two years - and now the last of 10 people charged in the conspiracy has been sentenced.

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A substitute teacher and coach at a Cheektowaga high school has been charged with possession of child pornography.


A Buffalo restaurant owner has been sentenced to a year in prison for tax evasion and employing unauthorized workers.

An Amherst man, accused of threating and extorting money from a Williamsville doctor, has entered a plea deal with federal prosecutors. Gary Drago, 58, pleaded guilty Monday to witness tampering and failing to file an income tax return.

Federal officials say a local daycare owner convicted on charges of stealing government funds has been sentenced to a year in prison.

National Public Radio

A Buffalo man has been convicted of running a fraudulent debt collection scheme, bilking more than $342,000 from victims.