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Heroin Dealer Pleads Guilty


Jose Pesante of Buffalo admitted selling heroin to an undercover DEA Task Force agent on three separate occssions.  

Woman Pleads Guilty to Illegally Collecting Disability Benefits


Parette Walker admitted to the insurance fraud and has repaid the money to the insurance company.


Michael J. Flaherty, Jr.
Acting 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 of 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