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For the second time in 10 years, a former banking executive from Williamsville has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges, according to prosecutors. Robert C. Logel faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after he pleaded guilty last week in federal court to tax evasion and wire fraud charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Logel, 55, was sentenced to f…

Buffalo

The man suing the City of Buffalo and police after an altercation with a security guard and an arrest in a downtown coffee shop last summer alleges he was tied to a chair and deprived of food and water for 24 hours while held by authorities, according to new court documents. Darryl Mingo has alleged he was restrained and not allowed to use the restroom from the time whe…

Courts

A black man arrested last summer after a physical altercation with a white security guard in a downtown coffee shop has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that he was the victim of racial discrimination and other civil rights violations. The incident, which was captured on video viewed widely on Facebook, resulted in charges against Darryl Mingo of Buffalo. The charges…

Buffalo

Prosecutors and defense attorneys dissected video footage taken outside bars on Chippewa Street during testimony on Tuesday in the alleged brutality case against a Buffalo police officer. The focus on the second day of testimony in Corey R. Krug's trial – in which two fellow officers took the witness stand – centered on the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day 2014, …

Clarence

A pharmaceutical salesman from Clarence who admitted to a $5.8 million health care fraud scheme is scheduled to be sentenced May 1. Scott Trapp, 50, pleaded guilty in federal court in Buffalo last week to conspiracy to commit health care fraud in which compounded medications were fraudulently filled, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Ne…

Courts

The man charged with planting three fake pipe bombs outside two buildings in South Buffalo in October has been accepted into a long-term treatment program. After initially having turned him down, the Department of Veterans Affairs has accepted James J. Timpanaro, 54, into a program that involves inpatient and assisted-living components, said Fonda Dawn Kubiak, his feder…

Crime

The man accused of placing three fake pipe bombs outside a police station and a post office in South Buffalo last month may soon get another chance at rehabilitation. James J. Timpanaro has a long history of mental health and substance abuse issues, according to his attorney, but since his arrest has been turned down for inpatient treatment in a Department of Veterans A…

Courts

A Williamsville man admitted in federal court on Friday he stole from the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and an insurance company after the death of his brother, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. Timothy McCluskey, 61, faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud. McCluskey got his brother, Shawn McCluskey,…

Business

People in Buffalo know just how small the local community can seem, especially the business world. Now everybody in a New York City courtroom does, too. Testimony last week by former LPCiminelli executive Kevin Schuler in the corruption case against Louis P. Ciminelli and three other defendants revealed the delicate and interconnected relationships between Buffalo de…

Business

A federal court in Buffalo has authorized Bank of America Corp. to seize the assets of CCS Oncology, putting the future of the prominent local cancer practice at risk after its owners, Dr. Won Sam Yi and Sung Eun Yi, defaulted on more than $16.2 million in debt to the bank. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford this week concluded that the Yis and…