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Dog Fighting Trainer Found Guilty as Charged


A jury convicted Shanon Richardson, a suspended Buffalo Police Department Cell Block Attendant, of 4 counts of Prohibition of Animal Fighting and 2 counts of Animal Cruelty.

District Attorney’s Office Again Recognized for Prosecution of Tax Evasion and Unemployment Insurance Fraud


Prosecutors have assisted in recovering nearly $4.5 million to NYS coffers since the program began in 2005.  

Witness Tampering Burglar Prosecuted to Fullest Extent of the Law

Antonyo Armstead of Buffalo convicted by a jury of burglarizing a home on Oakmont Avenue in the City of Buffalo.

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.