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Alleged Drunk Driver Acquitted Again


Edward Piotrowski of Depew was convicted only on minor violation level offenses after a non-jury trial.

Things Break Bad for Teacher Peddling Meth


Daniel Ellis of the Town of Aurora admitted to selling methamphetamines to undercover officers on four separate occasions. 

One Defendant Convicted, While another Stands Indicted for Refusal to Truthfully Testify


Both women were protecting their respective boyfriends by lying or refusing to answer questions.


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.