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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…

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A Chinese national has been accused of illegal possession of a firearm, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said that on Dec. 17, Teng Sun was charged by the Niagara County District Attorney's Office with criminal possession of an assault weapon. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Sun failed to comply with the conditions of his non-immigrant st…

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A Buffalo photographer has been arrested on a charge of possession of child pornography, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 43-year-old Delshawn K. Trueheart made an initial appearance Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah J. McCarthy. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, an individual earlier this month reported to Buffalo Police…

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A Salamanca man who operated phony debt restructuring businesses that defrauded about 20 area small businesses of about $1.2 million pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and money laundering charges, before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Sergiy Bezrukov, 35, formerly of Queens, faces a maximum penalt…

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A Brazilian national residing in Toronto has been charged with attempting to smuggle people into the United States for financial gain or commercial advantage, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. If convicted, Wanderson Dos Santos Freitas faces a mandatory minimum of three years in prison and a maximum of 10 years, prosecutors said. Dos Santos Feitas was among th…

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A Buffalo woman who allegedly threatened another individual who testified as a witness was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 31-year-old Bridgette McClain was charged with retaliating against a witness and retaliating against a person for providing truthful information to a law enforcement officer. If…

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A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to possessing with intent to distribute cocaine and butyryl fentanyl and possession of a firearm for drug trafficking, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Marcus Adside, 30, faces a mandatory minimum five-year prison sentence and a maximum of life in prison when he is sentenced June 14 by Judge Richard J.…