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ICE/DHSI: Canadian Truck Driver Sentenced for Importing about 147,000 Pills containing Ecstasy

 BUFFALO, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announces  that Osborne Young, 47, of Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada, was convicted following a jury trial before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara of importing approximately 147,000 pills containing Benzylpiperazine, commonly referred to as Ecstasy, into the United States from Canada. This was one of the largest seizures ever of illegal pills at the border. The charge carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both.

Grand Jury hands down Indictment against Barker Man; Conspiracy, Possession

Grand Jury hands down Indictment against Barker Man; Conspiracy, Possession

     BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that a grand jury has handed down a four count indictment charging Allen M. Young, 37, of Barker, N.Y., with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of methylone, a Schedule I controlled substance, conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a fine of $1,000,000, or both.

Chinese Nationals Sentenced after Prosecutors Lace Up a Conviction on Counterfeit Sneaker Ring

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Xiao Cheng Lin, 50, and Ling Zen Hu, 51, of Flushing, N.Y., who were convicted of conspiracy to import goods falsely classified, were sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara. Xiao Cheng Lin was sentenced to one year in prison and a $7,500 fine. Lin’s husband, Ling Zen Hu, was sentenced to six months in prison and a $6,000 fine.

Senator Grisanti Continues Push for Stronger Animal Cruelty Laws by Urging Governor to Sign Bill Tha

Senator Grisanti Continues Push for Stronger Animal Cruelty Laws by Urging Governor to Sign Bill Tha

Senator Mark Grisanti (R, I – Buffalo) today has renewed his call for a crack down on puppy mills by urging Governor Cuomo to sign into law Bill S.3753, which would allow forward-thinking local governments to regulate commercial pet breeders and pet stores.

The legislation addresses the ineffectiveness of New York’s “Pet Dealer” law, the proliferation of unregulated dog breeders in the state and the pet industry’s complicit support of inherently cruel, out-of-state puppy mills.

“New York State appears to be the only home-rule state in the country that explicitly prohibits its towns and cities from regulating commercial pet breeders and pet stores,” Grisanti said, backed by area leaders in the fight against pet abuse. ”I am calling on the Governor to pass this piece of legislation so that New York can effectively regulate puppy mills, and put an end to abusive breeding techniques.”

Western New York to Join the Million March Against Child Abuse

Western New York to Join the Million March Against Child Abuse

 

For the first time in American history on April 22, 2013, people in 200 cities and 45 states will join and will walk together in solidarity to raise awareness of child abuse and crimes against children at the inaugural Million March Against Child Abuse. Buffalo will be one of the participating cities.  Child advocate groups, churches, parents, teachers and many other concerned citizens from across Western New York (WNY) will take part in this national event and will converge on Lafayette Square in Downtown Buffalo and March to Niagara Square loudly voicing their collective outrage against child abuse along their route. 

Tips to Keep your Purse or Wallet Safe While Shopping

Tips to Keep your Purse or Wallet Safe While Shopping

The Amherst Police Department released a list of tips to keep in mind all year long and especially during the holidays.

NU Students Travel Overseas to Investigate International Justice Issues

NU Students Travel Overseas to Investigate International Justice Issues

 

Twelve criminal justice majors from Niagara University recently joined Assistant Professor Diana Falco, Ph.D., on a three-week study abroad program that examined law enforcement policies in four European countries. 

The joint program, which included 20 students from James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.), allowed participants to explore comparative justice issues in Belgium, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. 

The Netherlands