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After bilking as many as 10 people – including one Western New York resident – a New York City man pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 56-year-old Michael Wright, of Manhattan, conspired with two siblings, who stole the identities of unsuspect…

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A Buffalo man who used other people's credit cards to defraud could face up to 30 years in prison when sentenced June 8, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Ricky Butler, 41, pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. According to the U.…