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A Buffalo man who was convicted by a jury in December as an accomplice in a fatal July 2018 shooting has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 15 years in prison, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. In December, an Erie County Court jury found 25-year-old Jamal Young guilty of criminal possession of a weapon in the July 14, 2018,…

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Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi has sentenced a Williamsville man to a year in jail, for striking and seriously injuring a pedestrian while driving drunk, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 51-year-old Michael Eddo was driving while under the influence of alcohol on Feb. 16, 2019, when he hit a pedestrian who was walking alo…

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A Hamburg restaurant owner who admitted that he failed to pay New York State sales taxes for four years has been sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 60-year-old James Rath, owner of the Wanakah Grill, admitted that he failed to pay $40,662 in stat…

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Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan on Wednesday sentenced a Buffalo man who shot and wounded a fast-food restaurant security guard to 10 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision. According to the Erie County District Attorney's Office, 28-year-old Dwayne Borden and a companion on July 7 entered a Burger King on Broadway near Woltz Avenue. A se…

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A Buffalo man who was found in proximity to a loaded weapon after he fled a traffic stop and was later apprehended by Buffalo police has been sentenced in Erie County Court to two years in prison and three years of post-release supervision, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 23-year-old Brandon Brailey-Brooks was the driver of a ve…

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A Buffalo man was sentenced Wednesday by Erie County Court Judge Susan Egan to eight years in prison as a second-time violent felony offender, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 26-year-old Laotis Green was a passenger in a car on April 12, 2018, pulled over on William and Thomas streets on the East Side. After a Buffalo Police off…

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A Niagara Falls man who scammed three local businesses out of more than $10,000 in inventory has been sentenced in Erie County Court to nine to 18 years in state prison as a persistent felony offender, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 49-year-old Randall Keith McGovern in the summer of 2017 placed telephone orders for inventory f…

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A Town of Tonawanda man who admitted robbing several gas station convenience stores in the area has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi to 20 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said that, between Feb. 25 and March 11, 46-year-old Justin Jenkins disp…

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A Buffalo man who was convicted on a drug possession charge was sentenced Tuesday to six years in prison, followed by three years of post-release supervision, by Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said parole officers caught 31-year-old Rodney Nevins Jr. with half an ounce of fentanyl, packaging m…

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A Buffalo man who pleaded guilty to first-degree rape and first-degree assault was sentenced Monday by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 25 years in prison and 15 years of post-release supervision, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 56-year-old Muhummad Alazim engaged in sexual intercourse with a woman by forcible compulsion …

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A Buffalo man who pleaded guilty to first-degree vehicular assault has been sentenced in Erie County Court to one to three years in prison, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. On Oct. 15, 2018, Rodney Borden Jr., 30, was under the influence of alcohol when he drove a vehicle the wrong way on the inbound Route 33 near Locust Street in downtown Buffal…

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A former school bus aide has been sentenced by acting Erie County Court Judge James A. W. McLeod to 60 days in jail and three years probation for striking an autistic child under his care, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 34-year-old Anthony Lanier of Buffalo admitted that on Dec. 11, 2018, while working as a bus aide for Western…

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A Buffalo man who was found guilty of felony predatory sexual assault against a child was sentenced Wednesday by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 20 years to life in prison, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 37-year-old Eric Everett engaged in sexual conduct with a victim who was under the age of 13 between June 9, 2016, an…

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A Blasdell man has been sentenced to three years in prison for trying to make sexual contact with a female under the age of 18 by forcible compulsion. The incident happened on March 15 in the Town of Hamburg, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Howard Farrell, 68, on May 23 pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted sexual abuse, a felony. Erie …

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A 66-year-old Amherst man who admitted to sexually abusing a prepubescent child has been sentenced in Erie County Court to 10 years in prison, followed by 10 years of post-release supervision, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said Anthony Mendola will also be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison. In A…