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Faux Lawyer Representing Criminals at Taxpayer Expense Stealing From Taxpayers


Dennis McGrath of Hamburg admitted to illegally practicing law and defrauding taxpayers of nearly $165,000.

Man Indicted in Town of Cheektowaga Murder


Thomas Szczesniak of Cheektowaga allegedly shot a man in the driveway of the residence where both men resided.

Shooter Convicted as Charged


Timothy Johnson convicted by jury of shooting a man in broad daylight in Buffalo's Fruit Belt neighborhood in 2013.


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.