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Five More Gun-Toting Hoodlums Prosecuted to Fullest Extent of the Law


All 5 defendants were from Buffalo and were all convicted of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a "C" felony.

Murder Charge for Teen Who Was on Unsupervised Release from Treatment Center


Floyd Johnson of Buffalo had been placed in a non-secure residential treatment center for juveniles due to his connection in a previous unrelated felony.

Buffalo Police Officer Convicted for Stealing While On-duty


Officer Michael Missana was found guilty of stealing money from the pocketbook of a victim whose property was returned to the officer by a Good Samaritan. 


Frank A. Sedita, III
District Attorney

The District Attorney represents the citizens of Erie County in criminal cases and is our chief law enforcement official. The District Attorney’s Office, regardless of the police agency conducting the investigation, is responsible for the just prosecution nearly every crime committed in Erie County; i.e. the prosecution of misdemeanor cases in the city, town and village courts; the prosecution of felony cases in State Supreme Court and Erie County Court; and, the prosecution of misdemeanor and felony cases in several specialty courts. We are also responsible for all post-conviction litigation in the state and federal appellate courts.