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District Attorney Releases Statement Regarding Moreland Commission


Thirteen months ago, the Office of the Governor called upon me to be on the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption...

Parolee Loses His Heroin and His Freedom


Michael Frears of Buffalo pleaded guilty to firing shots at victim whom he believed had stolen his stash of heroin

Molly's Pub Manager Indicted for Attempted Murder

Jeffrey Basil of Williamsville allegedly pushed Willam C. Sager, Jr. down a flights of stairs at the bar.


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.