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Drunk Driver Prosecuted to Fullest Extent of the Law


Carthy Johnson of Lakeview crossed the center line into oncoming traffic and struck three vehicles.

County Employee Steals Money from Erie County Employee’s Credit Union


Susan Elizabeth Johnson of Elma admitted to stealing over $30,000.

Boyfriend of Woman Murdered in Cheektowaga Indicted for Murder


Thomas Murphy of Cheektowaga charged with strangling and setting his girlfriend on fire.  


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.