An ex-treasurer for the Village of Sherman allegedly used stolen village funds to pay personal utility bills and to make purchases from QVC, Dollar General, Walmart, Amazon.com and Pampered Chef.
Gov. Kevin Stitt commuted Jones' sentence to life without the possibility of parole.
Kenosha County Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder accuses prosecutor Thomas Binger of an improper line of questioning of Kyle Rittenhouse during Rittenhouse's homicide trial. Binger said he thought the door was open to his questions because of previous testimony, but the judge rejected that.
State courts in Western New York accounted for 1,474 of the filings, including 1,219 in Erie County – third most in the state.
“We went from one epidemic to another epidemic. We went from Covid to the epidemic of gun violence," the governor said.
The lawsuits allege Ed Kosiur, who is also a member of the Schenectady City Council, molested the children from 1973 to 1975.
Lawsuit alleges UB, the fraternity's local chapter, the property owners and four who leased the house knew of the "dangerous, improper, unlawful, reckless and criminal conduct."
The lawsuit alleges that state officials' actions in response to the public health crisis caused financial harm and were "a disturbing and gross abuse of their power."
In Buffalo, according to internal reports obtained by The Buffalo News, airport police and federal agents seized more than $860,000 over four years. Police say the money seized from travelers – often with the aid of drug-sniffing dogs – has been used to buy weapons, vehicles, Narcan and to finance many other law enforcement purposes.
Prosecutors say the man fraudulently reported to the state that individuals had received state-required training on firearms.
Wanderson Dos Santos-Freitas, 35, told authorities he was living in Toronto when he was discovered by a U.S. Border Patrol agent at about 9 a.m March 13, 2019, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles M. Kruly, who handled the case.