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Scott Doll is going to trial, again.
This time, on a charge of promoting prison contraband. for allegedly trying to smuggle aspirin into the Genesee County Jail minutes after he was convicted of murder.
Jury selection on the contraband charge is scheduled for November.
Doll is serving 15 to life for the beating death of Joseph Benaquist.

Doll’s attorney, Dan Killelea  tells WBTA’s Geoff Redick life behind bars has been difficult for Doll. Killelea says his client is in constant protective solitary confinement.
Doll is a former corrections officer, making him unpopular with fellow inmates. Benaquist, Doll’s victim, was also a corrections officer thus making him unpopular with prison guards, according to Killelea.
The attorney said Doll has been spit upon, has had things thrown at him and is verbally harassed.

Some members of Seneca Nation are smoking mad over the state's seizure of a truck carrying Indian cigarettes. 
State Tax Men stopped the truck as it made its way between the Seneca’s Cattaraugus and Allegany reservations earlier this week. 
State authorities say thousands of cigarette cartons did not have tax stamps and therefore were illegal off of reservation property.
A Seneca business owner involved in a lawsuit trying to stop the federal government from banning all mail order cigarette sales says the seizure was retaliation for his legal action.

Governor David Paterson is touting the success of the new facial recognition software recently installed in DMV offices across the state.  Paterson says in just six months of operation the system has flagged more than one-thousand possible fraud cases resulting in 150 felony arrests.  Driver's license applicants have their photos compared to more than 25-million photos in the system to check if the individual already has a New York license under another name.

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