posted on August 16, 2014 07:22
The western district of Pennsylvania United States attorney David Hickton announced that a former resident of Rochester, NY pleaded guilty in federal court in Rochester to charges of bank robbery.
41 year old Christopher Mathew Mancuso pleaded guilty to 3 counts. Back in December of 2013 he helped rob $3,200 from a chase bank on Lake Ave in Rochester, as the getaway driver, and again during a robbery at first Niagara bank on Spencerport rd. in Jan 2014.
Sentencing will be Nov 3 of this year and could be facing up to 60 years in prison, and a fine of up to 750,000.
U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul announced that 42 Ernest Johnson, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted of violating the Clean Air Act Asbestos Work Practice Standards, and was sentenced to two years of probation by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara.
Johnson is the president of Johnson Contracting of WNY, Inc., and an asbestos abatement company that was hired to conduct asbestos abatement activities at six buildings at the Kensington Towers Apartment Complex, located on Fillmore Avenue in Buffalo.
During the asbestos abatement of building A-1, the defendant, and employees working under his direction, violated the Clean Air Act asbestos work practice standards by failing to adequately wet Regulated Asbestos during stripping and removal operations and by failing to ensure that Regulated Asbestos remained wetted until placed in leak-tight containers. The defendant also caused Regulated Asbestos to be dropped down holes cut through the floors in Building A-1.
This is the fourth defendant to be sentenced as part of the Kensington Towers asbestos abatement project
The Genesee County Airport is the recipient of more federal funding.
Congressman Chris Collins announced today that 135-thousand dollars from the FAA will fund the design phase to remove obstructions in a portion of the airport’s runway.
The County has been working to redesign the airport to make it more user-friendly with the help of federal funding and grants.
A Wyoming County employee is accused of stealing more than 80-thousand dollars from the local Department of Motor Vehicles office.
59-year-old Roxanne Ingles of Brooklyn Street, Warsaw, was the Deputy County Clerk of the DMV. She resigned from her position Tuesday.
She was arrested and charged with felony counts of grand larceny, tampering with public records and offering a false instrument for filing.
The Wyoming County District Attorney’s Office says the investigation began a week ago when the county clerk’s office contacted the sheriff’s office about a discrepancy in the county clerk’s motor vehicle account.
She allegedly stole the funds over a one-year period ending this month.
Following arraignment, Ingles was jailed on 5-thousand dollars bail.
Sheriff Gregory Rudolph says further charges are possible as the investigation continues and a comprehensive audit is completed.
There’s a unique opportunity in western New York this weekend to observe a component of Team USA.
The Under-20 U.S.A women’s Rugby team will be staying and training at the Batavia campus of Genesee Community College for three days before heading to Canada for competition.
The team is first assembling in Buffalo this Sunday. The practices at GCC are open to the public from 9 to 11 Monday and Tuesday and 3 to 5 Monday.
The team features many players from large, Divison I schools, as well as younger prospects who could develop to making it onto the national team.
The team finished at runners-up last year in the Can-Am Series.