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A prominent downtown Buffalo building that is home to several federal government offices is being acquired by a Washington, D.C.-based real estate investment trust as part of a much larger purchase of 14 properties nationwide. Easterly Government Properties Inc. agreed last month to pay $430 million to acquire 14 properties with 1.48 million square feet that are 94 perc…

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A Williamsville husband and wife each face time in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to the husband's medical practice. Shaheen Hassanali, 45, pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return, and her husband, Riyaz, 57, pleaded guilty to receiving and delivering misbranded drugs. The charge against Shaheen Hassanali carries a maximum penalty of three years …

A Niagara Falls woman will spend a year in jail following her conviction on filing false federal tax returns. LaTana McCain, 22, also was ordered to make restitution for the refunds she received in the scam. McCain was convicted Friday in U.S. District Court of conspiracy to defraud the government after being accused of fraudulently filing tax returns with the IRS fo…