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December 2013

December 23, 2013

ALBANY, NEW YORK - Men arraigned on food stamp fraud charges.

December 16, 2013

Gloversville, New York - Man was arraigned on an indictment charging him with manufacturing marijuana.

Brant Lake, New York - Man was sentenced to 1 year of incarceration, 2 years of supervised release, 200 hours of community service, and a $5,000 fine for evading federal income tax.

December 10, 2013

Saratoga Springs, New York - Man was sentenced to time served for failing to update his sex offender registration information.

December 5, 2013

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - Two N-NOT gang members sentenced to prison terms.

December 4, 2013

Schenectady, New York - Woman pled guilty tomail fraud and filing a false federal income tax return.

Oswego, New York - Man was sentenced to 3 years probation in connection with his plea to Theft of Government Property.

December 2, 2013

Rochester, New York - Man was sentenced to fifteen (15) years of imprisonment for attempted production of child pornography.

November 2013

November 26, 2013

Schenectady, New York - Man charged with receipt and possession of child pornography.

ALBANY, NEW YORK - Man was sentenced to “time served” (7 days) and five months of homedetention for transporting an illegal alien within the United States.

Syracuse, New York - Bricktown Gang member sentenced to 140 months imprisonment.

November 25, 2013

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - Indictment filed In scheme to defraud the IRS.

Syracuse, New York - Bricktown Gang member sentenced to 420 months imprisonment.

November 22, 2013

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - Man pled guilty to six felony offenses that charged him with making false statements to officials of the United States Coast Guard, possession and use of an altered merchant marine license, and aggravated identity theft.

November 20, 2013

Syracuse, New York - 10 indicted in Central New York isynthetic marijuana conspiracy.

November 15, 2013

Queens, New York - Man found guilty of three counts of bribery of a public official.

November 12, 2013

Phoenix, New York - Man was sentenced for a felony violation of the Clean Air Act<

November 8, 2013

Jamesville, New York - Man was sentenced for filing false tax return.

Brooklyn, New York - Woman arraigned on credit card fraud charges.

Lake City, South Carolina - Man was found guilty of forty-four felony counts.

November 6, 2013

ALBANY, NEW YORK - Man was sentenced today to ten months of imprisonment for illegally reentering the United States after removal.

Rochester, New York - Man found guilty of attempted enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, attempted production of child pornography, and committing a felony offense involving a minor while already required to register as a sex offender.

November 1, 2013

Endicott, New York - Man was indicted by a federal grand jury of one count of knowingly and willfully making a false statement.

Troy, New York - Funds will hire school Resource Officers and assist with the start-up of the Troy Peer Court.

October 2013

October 31, 2013

Albany, New York - United States Attorney RichardS. Hartunian, Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia and Troy Police Commissioner Anthony D. Magnetto will be holding a press conference.

Parkland, Florida - Woman pled guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering.

October 25, 2013

Albany, New York - Prescription drug take-back.

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK - Trucking company settles environmental violation.

Reading, Pennsylvania - Man convicted of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.

Cobleskill, New York - Man was sentenced to “time served” (108 days) for illegally reenteringthe United States after removal by United States.

October 21, 2013

Ogdensburg, New York - Former orthodontist convicted of tax and fraud charges.

October 18, 2013

Troy, New York - Man entered a guilty plea to an indictment charging him with being aconvicted felon in possession of a firearm.

October 17, 2013

Halfmoon, New York - Woman was charged with two felonly charges.

October 4, 2013

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Man entered guilty pleas in federal court to all counts of a six count Indictment charging him with receipt and possession of child pornography.

September 2013

September 30, 2013

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK – Four men have been indicted and arrested on federal felonydrug trafficking charges,

September 26, 2013

Utica, New York - Man was convicted of two counts of Possession of Cocaine With Intent to Distribute.

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September 24, 2013

North Syracuse, New York - Man was sentenced to 5 years probation and ordered to perform 100 hours of community service for defrauding the U.S. Postal Service and U.S. Department of Labor of $18,353.54.

September 20, 2013

Ottawa, Canada - Man pled guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

ALBANY, NY - Statewide Youth Courts being honored in federal court ceremony.

Albany, New York - Man, a citizen of Mexico, pled guilty to the felony offense of re-entry by a previously removed alien.

September 19, 2013

Syracuse, New York - Last V-NOT gang member pleads guilty to RICO conspiracy and admits to murder of high school basketball star Kihary Blue.

Ruby, New York - Man was sentenced to 14 years in prison, 5 years supervised release thereafter, forfeiture of his home and car which were used to store the mercury, and $200,450.48 in restitution.

Syracuse, New York - Man pled guilty to assaulting two detectives from the Syracuse Gang Violence Task Force (“GVTF”); use and carry of a handgun during the assault; and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun.

Syracuse, New York - Tenth V-NOT gang member pleads guilty to RICO conspiracy.

Troy, New York - Man pled guilty to one count of attempted online enticement of a minor.

September 16, 2013

Greenwich, New York - Man indicted on child pornography charges.

September 13, 2013

Gaithersburg, Maryland - Man convicted of alien smuggling.

Liverpool, New York - Woman entered guilty pleas to multiple counts of filing false federal tax returns, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.

September 11, 2013

Camillus, New York - Man sentenced for his role in building and possessing a pipe bomb.

Syracuse, New York - Eighth V-Not gang member pleads guilty to RICO conspiracy.

September 10, 2013

Poestenkill, New York, - Man pled guilty to corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the due administration of the internal revenue laws.

September 6, 2013

Syracuse, New York - Woman sentenced to a term of probation of two years, and to perform 50 hours of community service as a condition of that probation.

Massena, New York - Thirteen arrested during joint investigation of Massena cocaine and heroin ring.

September 5, 2013

Clayton, New York - Woman sentenced to probation and fine.

September 4, 2013

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK - MEDIA ADVISORY

August 2013

August 28, 2013

Albany, New York - MRI Diagnostic Testing Company, Imagimed llc, and its former owners and chief radiologist to pay $3.57 million to resolve false claims act allegations.

August 23, 2013

Hogansburg, New York - Woman pled guilty to participating in a conspiracy in 2009 and 2010 to smuggle over 18,000 endangered and threatened reptiles from the United States into Canada.

August 15, 2013

Saratoga Springs, New York - Man pled guilty to one count of failing to update his sex offender registration information.

Cohoes, New York - Man was sentenced to be imprisoned for 12 months and 1 day upon his conviction for obstruction of justice.

August 13, 2013

Utica, New York - Man was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment and ordered to pay restitution in an amount exceeding $1.4 million.

August 9, 2013

Oneida, New York - Man sentenced to 217 months imprisonment, to be followed by a three year term of supervised release.

August 8, 2013

Mayfield, New York - Two men charged with production of child pornography.

Rochester, New York - Man pled guilty to one count of attempted production of child pornography.

August 7, 2013

UTICA, NEW YORK - Founders of McGinn, Smith & Co. Inc. sentenced.

August 6, 2013

Utica, New York - Press Conference to follow the last sentencing in the McGinn Smith case.

Albany, New York - Former New York State Senate Majority Leader will face retrial.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Man found guilty of the felony offense of Attempted Enticement of a Minor.

July 2013

July 18, 2013

Niskayuna, New York - Man was sentenced to ninety-six (96) months of imprisonment for receiving child pornography images.

July 17, 2013

Binghamton, New York - Three defendants charged with federal crimes in sex trafficking of a child investigation.

Syracuse, New York - Upstate Laboratories, Inc., pled guilty to one count of felony mail fraud related to the falsification of over 3,300 laboratory results from 2008 through 2010.

July 9, 2013

Albany, New York - Man pled guilty to one count of re-entry by a previously removed alien.

Albany, New York - Woman sentenced to five years of probation for harboring an illegal alien.

July 3, 2013

Syracuse, New York - Last two Bricktown Gang members plead guilty.

June 2013

June 27, 2013

Syracuse, New York - Bricktown Gang member pleads guilty.

June 24, 2013

Williamstown, New York - Man sentenced to a term of thirty-six months imprisonment for his guilty plea to possessing and distributing a listed chemical, pseudoephedrine, knowing it was intended to be used to manufacture methamphetamine.

June 20, 2013

Clayton, New York - Man indicted for making false statements, possession and use of an altered Merchant Marine License, fraud in connection with identification documents, and aggravated Identity theft.

June 19, 2013

Albany, New York - Two men have been arrested and charged with conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.

Ithaca, New York - Man has been sentenced following his conviction for filing a false tax return.

June 14, 2013

Delmar, New York - Man was sentenced to 78 months of imprisonment for his role in a heroin distribution conspiracy.

Baldwinsville, New York - Man entered a guilty plea to the felony offense of subscribing a false income tax return.

June 13, 2013

Albany, New York - Florida based seafood company settles with the United States.

June 10, 2013

Plattsburgh, New York - Man was sentenced to 12 months and one day of imprisonment for possessing with intent to distribute 50 kilograms or more of marijuana.

June 5, 2013

Plattsburgh, New York - Man pled guilty to conspiring to bring and bringing illegal aliens into the United States and transporting them within the United States, and failure to appear at federal court proceedings after his pretrial release.

Oswego, New York - Man pled guilty today to the felony offense of Theft of Government Money.

Phoenix, New York - Man pled guilty to a felony violation of the Clean Air Act.

June 4, 2013

Ithaca, New York - Ithaca defense contractor settles whistleblower suit.

Jamesville, New York - Man entered a guilty plea to the felony offense of subscription of a false income tax return.

Schenectady, New York - Man charged federally for Schenectady arson resulting in four deaths.

May 2013

May 29, 2013

Schenectady, New York - Woman charged with (1) five counts of mail fraud; (2) one count of obstructing the Internal Revenue laws; and (3) three counts of filing a false income tax return.

Utica, New York - 30 charged in federal drug indictments.

Syracuse, New York - Press Conference regarding arrests in a large-scale Central New York drug organization based in Oneida County.

May 28, 2013

Auburn, New York - Man pled guilty to filing a false personal income tax return in tax year 2007.

Whitesboro, New York - Man was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment and ordered to pay restitution in an amount exceeding $1.4 million for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering.

May 23, 2013

Saratoga Springs, New York - Man charged with failing to update sex offender registration information.

Rochester, New York - Man charged with attempted online enticement of a minor, attempted production of child pornography, and transportation of child pornography.

May 21, 2013

Locke, New York - Man charged with the federal offense of failing to register as a sex offender.

May 17, 2013

Syracuse, New York - Woman has been sentenced for her role in a series of aggravated identity thefts, three of which were committed after she had been indicted and while she was under federal court supervision.

May 15, 2013

Syracuse, New York - Federal jury has convicted two men of conspiring to import and distribute a controlled substance analogue, known on the street as “Molly”.

May 9, 2013

Spencerport, New York - Indictment announced of two individuals and Crane-Hogan Structural Systems, Inc.

May 8, 2013

Utica, New York - Two Utica area men have pled guilty to committing a string of bank robberies.

May 1, 2013

Syracuse, New York - Woman entered a plea of guilty to an indictment charging her with one count of embezzlement from a program receiving federal funds.

Phoenix, New York - Man arrested on federal child pornography charges.

April 2013

April 29, 2013

Albany, New York – United States Attorney General Eric Holder today announced theappointment of Northern District of New York United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian to servea two-year term on the Attorney General's Advisory Committee (AGAC).

April 25, 2013

Binghamton, New York - Man was sentenced to twenty four weekends of incarceration, and five years supervised release for the felony crimes of wire fraud and tax evasion.

April 22, 2013

Syracuse, New York - Bricktown Gang member sentenced to 89 months in prison.

April 18, 2013

Albany, New York - Seven Postal employees plead guilty to making false statements to obtain Unemployment Benefits.

April 12, 2013

ALBANY, New York - Former McGinn, Smith & Co., Inc. Senior Managing Director sentenced.

April 11, 2013

Cicero, New York - Man pled guilty to attempting to persuade a child he believed to be 11 years old to engage in unlawful sexual contact with him.

April 10, 2013

Albany, New York - Arrests made in internet gambling investigation.

April 8, 2013

Belle Glade, Florida - Man pled guilty to employing illegal aliens at King Ferry in Cayuga County in 2008 and 2009.

April 3, 2013

Hogansburg, New York - Man pled guilty to participating in a conspiracy in 2009 and 2010 to smuggle endangered and threatened species from the United States into Canada.

March 2013

March 28, 2013

Syracuse, New York - Man indicted on federal child pornography charges.

March 26, 2013

Syracuse, New York - Four Syracuse area defendants plead guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute synthetic drug “Molly”.

Cohoes, New York - A former lawyer, pled guilty to obstruction of justice, as charged in Count 1 of the Indictment filed December 12, 2012.

March 25, 2013

Syracuse, New York - Two brothers from Bricktown Gang each sentenced to 87 months.

March 21, 2013

Brooklyn, New York - Man was to twenty years of imprisonment and ten years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”).

Niskayuna, New York - Man pled guilty to one count of receiving child pornography.

March 20, 2013

Bennington Vermont - Man was sentenced to 2 years of probation and 50 hours of community service for his fraudulent use of a United States Department of Agriculture inspection legend on meat products that he sold commercially.

March 15, 2013

Syracuse, New York - Man held without bond pending the resolution of charges that he received and possessed child pornography.

March 12, 2013

Utica, New York - Two Utica area men arrested on charges of bank robbery.

March 8, 2013

Albany, New York - Rexford woman convicted of harboring an illegal alien.

Vestal, New York - Man was sentenced to one year probation and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.

Watertown, New York - Man was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for being a three time convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

March 6, 2013

Norfolk, Virginia - Man was sentenced to serve a 16 month term of imprisonment followed by two years of supervised release following his guilty plea to unlawful sale of a firearm to an unauthorized person.

February 2013

February 28, 2013

Ganesvoort, New York - Man was sentenced to ninety-six (96) months of imprisonment for receiving child pornography images.

February 27, 2013

Syracuse, New York - Multiple charges lodged against Terrell Wright for pointing a gun at gang investigators.

February 15, 2013

Syracuse, New York - Man entered a guilty plea to access device fraud, aggravated identity theft, and also being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Syracuse, New York - Six members of a stolen mail/counterfeit check cashing ring plead guilty.

February 13, 2013

Utica, New York - Woman was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment and ordered to pay restitution in an amount exceeding $1.4 million.

February 8, 2013

Syracuse, New York - Fifth V-NOT gang member pleads guilty to RICO conspiracy.

Syracuse, New York - Bricktown Gang member sentenced to 150 months in prison.

Woodstock, New York - Man was sentenced to 6 months home detention, 3 years probation, 200 hours of community service, and ordered to forfeit his New York State medical license, and his DEA license to issue narcotic drugs.

February 6, 2013

Albany, New York - Founders of McGinn, Smith & Co., Inc. convicted of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, securities fraud, and filing false tax returns.

Frankfort, New York - Man was sentenced to 151 months, after previously pleading guilty to a onecount information charging him with knowingly manufacturing over one thousand (1000) marijuana plants.

February 4, 2013

Syracuse, New York - Syracuse area physician required to pay civil penalty for violations of the Federal Controlled Substances Act.

Utica, New York - Man was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment and ordered to pay restitution in an amount exceeding $1.4 million.

February 1, 2013

Albany, New York - Two men were each sentenced to 24 months incarceration, in addition to pay restitution for mortgage fraud.

January 2013

January 31, 2013

Syracuse, New York - Man indicted for wire fraud, false use of a passport, and aggravated identity theft.

January 30, 2013

Ancram, New York - Man pled guilty to twenty-four counts of aiding and assisting in the preparation and presentation of false and fraudulent U.S. income tax returns.

Binghamton, New York - Woman was sentenced in connection with her August 1, 2012, guilty plea to an Information charging her with Subscribing to a False Individual U.S. Income Tax Return.

January 29, 2013

Fulton County, New York - Man was sentenced to 720 months of imprisonment and a lifetime period of supervised release for producing and possessing child pornography still images and videos.

January 25, 2013

U. S. Attorney’s office collects $30.8 million in civil & criminal actions and forfeitures in fiscal year 2012.

January 24, 2013

Lisle, New York - Man admitted to committing a series of bank robberies last summer in BroomeCounty, New York, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, and Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

January 18, 2013

Hogansburg, New York - Two pled guilty to federal charges relating to illegally manufacturing cigarettes on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation, known as Akwesasne.

January 15, 2013

Brooklyn, New York - Man was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment for Access Device Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft.

Fulton, New York -Man was sentenced following his earlier guilty plea in January 2012 to knowingly distributing, receiving and possessing child pornography via the Internet.

Oswego, New York - Man arrested for theft of government property.

January 14, 2013

Tupper Lake, New York - Man was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea on September 13, 2012 to possession of child pornography.

January 7, 2013

Ogdensburg, New York - Man indicted for obstructing and impeding the irs by filing false IRS forms claiming $36 million in refunds.

Syracuse, New York - Postal employee sentenced for embezzling postal funds.

January 4, 2013

Plattsburgh, New York - Two pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute more than 280 grams of cocaine base.

Syracuse, New York - Man pled to a one count indictment that charged him with committing robbery at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Syracuse.

January 2, 2013

Owego, New York - Two pled guilty to the felony crime of Bank Embezzlement.

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