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Two Buffalo women were sentenced Wednesday in a conspiracy to sell marijuana. Shahana Beaver, 25, was sentenced to time served and three years supervised release after she was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana. Janice Humphrey, 28, was sentenced to two years on probation by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford for her convicti…

A street level drug dealer pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Authorities said Raymond DeJesus, 24, of Buffalo was part of a heroin trafficking ring operated by Daniel Molina-Rios. The group brought heroin from the New York City area to sell in Buffalo and al…

A Monroe Street man has been sentenced to six months in jail and five years probation for dog fighting. Shondel Stephens, 49, is also prohibited from owning any animals while on probation. The sentence was handed down Monday by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia. In April, Stephens pleaded guilty to prohibition of animal fighting. According to the Er…

A home health care aide has been been sentenced to five years of probation in Erie County Court for stealing money from an 82-year-old West Seneca woman. Mary Talbot, 54, of Cheektowaga, pleaded guilty in April to grand larceny in the third degree and five counts of forgery in the second degree. According to the Erie County District Attorney's Office, between January…

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An armed robber whose shooting victim was left a quadriplegic has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office on Tuesday. Theodore Wilson, 27, had been charged with three counts of robbery, first-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with an incident on Jan. 5, 2016, at 1733 Genesee St.…

A Rochester man who admitted he robbed seven banks in the Buffalo and Rochester metro areas was sentenced Monday to 71 months in prison, according to federal prosecutors. Khiry T. Aiken, 27, who was convicted of bank robbery, admitted to robbing these banks in 2016: Advantage Federal Credit Union, 1625 Mt. Hope Ave., Rochester, on April 16 Key Bank, 1475 Mt. Hop…

A North Tonawanda man who was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm will spend the next two years in prison. Abimael Mercado, 36, was sentenced Thursday by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr. Assistant U.S. Attorney Wei Xiang, who handled the case, said Mercado was arrested on May 11, 2016, during a police raid on his home. Law enforcement o…

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A eighth member of a West Side Buffalo street gang was sentenced to prison Tuesday following his conviction on drug charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Oneil Quinones, 32, was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine and was sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny. Quino…

A Williamsville man who was convicted of possession of child pornography depicting minors under 12 years old was sentenced Monday to five years in prison by U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny, officials said. Troy Malecki, 49, was part of an online community dedicated to the exchange and discussion of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.…

A third youth has been sentenced to prison for unprovoked beating of a homeless man. The youth, who was 14 years old at the time of the attack, was granted youthful-offender status by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia and sentenced Wednesday  to 1-1/3 to four years in prison. The teenager had pleaded guilty in April to second-degree attempted murder. H…

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An associate of an East Side Buffalo street gang was sentenced to time served for his conviction on a cocaine distribution charge. The sentencing of Andre Jackson, 29, was handed down Monday by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. Jackson was convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Between June 2013 and July 2014, Jackson conspired with other Schuele Boys …

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An Erie, Pa., man will do time following his conviction on carjacking and firearms charges. Michael Gonzalez-Colon, 21, was sentenced Monday to 9 1/2 years in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo. Gonzalez-Colon was traveling with Dimas Colon-Cruz and Denis Cruz on July 20, 2015, from Erie, Pa., to Dunkirk on stolen all-terrain vehicles, according …

A Buffalo man who was convicted on drug charges was sentenced to time served by U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny. Troy Cooley, 54, already served 2 1/2 years in prison on his conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Between June 2013 and F…

Two Buffalo teenagers have each been sentenced to seven years in prison for the unprovoked beating of a homeless man. Aaron Gallon, 18, and Armontae Moss, 16, must also serve five years post-release supervision under the sentencing imposed by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia. Both teenagers pleaded guilty in April to attempted second-degree murder. On…

A Scio woman will spend the next two years in prison following her conviction on charges of conspiracy to manufacture and sell methamphetamine, officials said. Elizabeth J. Schreiber, 37,  who was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo, was one of 12 people arrested as part of the conspiracy, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. She …