Criminal law

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Dave Debo
March 20, 2018 - 7:36 am
(WBEN) On the day the Buffalo Diocese is expected to release the names of priests accused of abuse, in Albany there are some hints that action may happen on a child victims act at any time. With all the attention recently given claims of abuse by priests, at least one state senator says it is...
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Dave Debo
February 06, 2018 - 6:54 am
(WBEN) The sentencing of Edward Keubler III to three years in prison brings to a close one of the latest hit-and-run cases, but the tragedy on Grand Island was certainly not the only case of someone leaving the scene of an accident in a year that saw many. "We have seen a slew of these cases and...
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Tom Puckett
September 13, 2017 - 2:43 pm
Cheektowaga, NY (WBEN) A man accused of attacking his wife with a hammer has bail granted. 88 year old Martin Turkiewicz faces assault and attempted murder in the Saturday incident at Garden gate nursing facility. A judge set bail at $10,000 cash $50,000 bond. Martin cannot have contact with his...
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July 13, 2017 - 9:38 am
Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s conviction in a $5 million corruption case has been overturned, according to court papers. In 2015, Silver – once one of the most powerful people in New York state politics – was convicted of fraud, extortion and money laundering – accepting bribes...
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Tom Puckett
July 05, 2017 - 2:22 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo man pleads not guilty after being indicted on a charge he tried to assault an NFTA officer. 22-year-old Devere Thomas is charged with Attempted Assault of a Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Unlawful Fleeing a Police Officer, Obstructing Governmental Administration and...
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Tom Puckett
May 24, 2017 - 1:19 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) An Erie County Legislator is calling on his colleagues to urge the state to raise the penalty for car break-ins, or car popping. "Unfortunately under New York law, we only allow for burglary charges to occur against properties, structures or buildings. It does not apply to motor...
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Tom Puckett
May 23, 2017 - 2:49 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Delevan man is charged with child porn possession and faces 15 years in prison. John Cutler, 34, of Delevan, NY, was convicted on state charges of endangering the welfare of a child and criminal sexual act in the second degree back in 2014 and sentenced to six months in prison...
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Tom Puckett
March 16, 2017 - 6:51 pm
Lockport, NY (WBEN) After an admission of arson and burglary in the deadly HTI Tire Recycling plant fire in Lockport last year, a 14 year old now faces a disposition hearing. A local attorney says this is the family court version of a sentencing. "What will happen is there will be a hearing, they'...
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