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A Wyoming County man has pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing child pornography involving a prepubescent minor, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 33-year-old Kory Doyle, of Warsaw, faces a maximum 20 years in prison when he is sentenced Aug. 15 before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci. State Police executed a search warrant in…

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A Buffalo man who was convicted of cyberstalking the mother of his children has been sentenced to a 41-month prison sentence by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said that between Jan. 25, 2018, and Feb. 19, 2018, Mark Bieniek, 45, violated an order of protection by sending several hundred harassing and threateni…

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Eight people have been arrested on federal charges in an alleged cocaine, heroin and fentanyl ring, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Three of those named in the indictment are Lackawanna residents: Felix Calderon-Valcarcel, 28; Wilmer Casiano-Perez, 25, and Yarimar Berrios Alvarado, 24. Three named in the indictment are from Niagara Falls: Lavon Parks, 28; Ja…

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A Chautauqua County faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court to possession of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Friday. Prosecutors said 55-year-old Joseph Harvey of Forestville was found in possession of 37 videos and 51 images of child pornography. Some of the images included prepubescent children and depictions of v…

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A Jamestown man who was convicted of possessing, with intent to distribute, five grams or more of methamphetamine has been sentenced to serve 84 months in federal prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced Friday. Prosecutors said law enforcement officers conducted a controlled purchase of the drug from 63-year-old James H. Bess Jr. on Oct. 2, 2016. During the buy, wh…

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A Buffalo man was sentenced Friday in federal court to serve 70 months in prison following his conviction on charges of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 41-year-old Derrick Washington conspired with others between January and February of 2018 to sell crack. On fou…

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A Buffalo woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to making false statements to special agents of the FBI, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 48-year-old Rhonda Henderson lied to investigators during a June 19, 2014, interview, in which she claimed the title to a 1999 Honda two-door sedan had been mailed to her address. The vehicle actually b…

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A Buffalo man who was caught by law enforcement with fentanyl and crack cocaine was charged Friday in federal court with possession with intent to distribute schedule I and schedule II controlled substances, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Marcello Wiggins, 36, faces a maximum penalty of 20-years in prison if he is convicted on the charges. According to pros…

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A 23-year-old Buffalo man was arraigned Tuesday in State Supreme Court in connection with a Feb. 21, 2017, homicide that occurred near Roma Avenue, according to a post on the Buffalo Police's Facebook page. Police said Brandon "Bam" Jones was arraigned before State Supreme Court Justice William Boller, in alleged connection with the homicide of Mychal "Kellz" Brown.

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A Buffalo man pleaded guilty to heroin and weapons possession charges Wednesday in federal court, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said Jose O. Felix, 38, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug traffickin…

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A Buffalo photographer charged last week with possessing child pornography has been additionally charged with production of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Delshawn K. Trueheart, 43, was arrested March 20 and charged with possession of child pornography. Production of child pornography carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison…

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A Chautauqua County man faces a maximum of 40 years behind bars following his guilty plea Thursday in U.S. District Court to receipt and possession of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said that, between 2006 and 2009, Richard C. Miller, 51, of Forestville produced child pornography by filming himself engaged in a sexual act with a …

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A 27-year-old Tonawanda-area man convicted of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of two highly potent, synthetic opioids was sentenced Friday in federal court to serve 42 months in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said between March 30 and April 18 in 2017, Dominique McDowell sold butyryl fentanyl and U-47700 to undercover …

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A citizen of Mexico residing in Dunkirk pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to possession of child pornography involving a prepubescent minor, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 25-year-old David Flores-Torres faces a maximum 20 years in prison when sentenced, and is subject to deportation proceedings once he completes his sentence. Sp…

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A Niagara Falls man pleaded guilty this week in federal court to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking activity, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Milton Williams Jr., 35, faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum of life in prison when he is sentenced July 24 befo…