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A Cheektowaga man convicted on drug charges was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail by Cheektowaga Town Judge Paul Piotrowski. Michael R. Richardson, 28, was arrested March 22 after Cheektowaga police executed a search warrant at his East Grand Boulevard residence and found drugs and drug paraphernalia. Richardson was charged with criminal possession of a controlled …

A Buffalo man convicted of having sex with a minor was sentenced Thursday to a maximum 35 years in prison, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. In May, a jury found Robert Healy, 37, guilty of three counts of second-degree rape, two counts of second-degree criminal sexual act and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, the District Attorney'…

A Buffalo man was sentenced to 46 months in prison following his conviction on charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin and being a felon in possession of ammunition, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Buffalo Police entered the Virginia Street home of Jose Dejesus, 35, on Nov. 10, 2016, and seized from a rear bedroom 16 envelopes containing heroin, …

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A Buffalo man has been sentenced to 1 1/3 to 4 years in prison for a hit-and-run car crash that left the driver of the car he struck seriously injured. Reginald Alls, 31, was handed the sentence Thursday by Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi. In October, Alls pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an incident resulting in serious physical injury. According to pro…

A Steuben County man convicted of making false statements to a federal agent after claiming he was the only person aboard a single-engine plane that crashed two years ago at the Perry-Warsaw Airport was sentenced to time served and a year of supervised release. Brian Woodhams, 40, of Wayland, held only a student pilot license when the crash occurred Oct. 31,  2015.   Un…

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A man who was convicted of mislabeling a box of snakes bound to Shanghai, China, from Amherst was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court, officials said. Chaoyi Le, 28, of Shanghai, who was convicted of  violating the Lacey Act against false labeling, was sentenced to time served and fined $5,000 by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr., according to the U.S. A…

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A retired police detective in Boston, Mass., who was convicted of wire fraud, was sentenced to three months of home confinement followed by two years of supervised release, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office Friday. Daniel Rice, 53, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Judge William M. Skretny for his role in aiding and abetting Michael Wilson, 30, a former Hambur…

Two men have been convicted of participating in a ring that distributed heroin on Buffalo's West Side, federal prosecutors reported. Maikel Gonzalez, 20, and Luis Montanez, 37, were the most recent conspirators found guilty of charges. Of the 15 people indicted, all but one has since been convicted, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. Gonzalez was sentenced for …

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A Jamestown man was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison and 10 years supervised release following his conviction on charges of distributing child pornography According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Christopher Whitford, 46, on May 1, 2016, used a peer-to-peer file sharing program in which he shared files with an undercover law enforcement officer. On June 23, 2016, …

A Buffalo man was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison following his conviction on drug conspiracy charges in U.S. District Court. Carlos Laboy, 45, was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Astorga, who handled the case, said that between February 20…

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A West Seneca man will be spared jail time after pleading guilty to stealing from a social club while serving as its treasurer. Craig Hicks, 61, was sentenced Monday to a three-year conditional discharge and required to perform 250 hours of community service by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth F. Case. In June, Hicks pleaded guilty to one count of grand larceny in the…

A Jamestown man who admitted killing his wife and stepson will serve 20-year concurrent sentences in prison following his sentencing Tuesday in Chautauqua County Court, officials said. Allen P. Witruke, 53, will also have five years of supervised release, according to Chautauqua County District Attorney Patrick Swanson. Allen Witruke pleaded guilty on May 4 to two co…

A  Gerogia  man Thursday was sentenced to 18 months in prison following his conviction on being a felon in possession of a firearm. Eric Hubbard, 34, of Stone Mountain was arrested June 19, 2014, after a pair of Buffalo Police officers approached him  while walking down Genesee Street, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, who handled the case. Alder…

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A Buffalo man was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison on weapons and drug charges. Michael Billups, 38, also was sentenced to five years post-release supervision after pleading guilty to criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a controlled substance in June, according to the Erie County District Attorney's office. Narcotics officers from the Erie Co…

A Buffalo man was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison for dealing heroin from his home, officials said. Eric Mitchell, 25, was also sentenced to five years of post-release supervision, by Erie County Court Judge Sheila DiTullio, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. In May, Mitchell pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal possession of a cont…