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An Amherst man who pleaded guilty to first-degree sexual abuse has been sentenced in State Supreme Court to six years in prison, followed by 10 years of post-release supervision, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 42-year-old Ibrahim Amin, of Amherst, on May 16, 2015, subjected a female victim to sexual contact by forcible consent …

Amherst

An Amherst man who pleaded guilty to drugs and weapons possession charges has been sentenced in State Supreme Court to a five-year prison sentence, followed by five years of post-release supervision, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said that on May 7, 2018, narcotics officers from the Erie County Sheriff's Office executed search warr…

Crime

A Buffalo man who was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child was sentenced Wednesday in State Supreme Court to a prison term of 20 years to life, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Following a four-day bench trial in January, Luis Caballero, 46, also was found guilty of committing a first-degree criminal sexual act, prosecutors sa…

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A Buffalo man who sold a mixture of heroin and fentanyl to an undercover New York state trooper was sentenced Tuesday by State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski to six years in prison, followed by three years of post-release supervision, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said Eliud Manso, 45, sold the drugs to the officer on Oct.…

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A Pendleton fence installer was sentenced Monday in state Supreme Court to five years' probation after admitting that he accepted payments from more than 50 clients while failing to perform any work for them, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Frederick DeNormand, 74, owner of Classic Fence and Lumber, had agreed to pay back $138,573 to the victims…

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A Buffalo man was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years to life in prison for shooting a man to death in March on East Delavan Avenue. Jonathen Malone Jr., 20, was found guilty of second-degree murder in November by State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns in a trial over the March 22 death of 26-year-old Dimitris Morgan of Buffalo, according to the Erie County District…

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A confessed rapist who was identified by forensic DNA analysis was sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia to 21 years in prison followed by 25 years post-release supervision, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Anthony Burse, 25, pleaded guilty in August to one count of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree criminal se…

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A Buffalo man was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for selling drugs from a Grand Island residence, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Miguel Parilla, 30, was sentenced as a second felony offender, prosecutors said. On March 20, 2017, Erie County Sheriff's Office detectives seized more than a half ounce of fentanyl, about 100 Xanax pills, c…

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A Buffalo man who pleaded guilty to drug possession was sentenced Monday to a determinate six years in prison, followed by three years of post-release supervision, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Kenneth Jefferson, 24, was sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns as a prior violent felony offender. On Feb. 6, narcotics of…

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A man who pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted sexual abuse in April was sentenced Thursday to 10 years of probation, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek also required Manuel Blanco Ortiz, 36, of Buffalo, to register as a sex offender. Between Jan. 1, 2017, and April 30, 2017, Blanco Ortiz attempt…

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A Florida man who admitted installing credit card skimmers at gas station pumps in Amherst, Lancaster and the Town of Tonawanda was sentenced to six months in jail, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Giraldo Cardenas, 36, of Homestead, Fla., installed the devices between July 14 to 25, prosecutors said. A skimmer is a device that can be affixed …

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A Buffalo man who was found guilty on multiple drug charges Tuesday faces up to 12 years in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 31 in State Supreme Court, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Miguel Parilla, 30, was found guilty by State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns of two counts of third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substanc…

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A Buffalo man has been sentenced to a determinate sentence of 14 years in prison followed by 20 years of post-release supervision by State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Aaron Lucas, 39, admitted to raping two women in the fall of 2015 inside his Busti Avenue residence on the West Side, the District …

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A Buffalo man who broke into his ex-girlfriend's home and fatally stabbed her boyfriend was sentenced Friday to an indeterminate sentence of 27 2/3 to 33 years in prison, according to the Erie County District Attorney's office. In January, a jury convicted Hillard Smith, 47, on several counts in connection with that crime, including one count of first-degree manslaughte…