Cohoes man sentenced for Albany murder

Cohoes man sentenced for Albany murder (Video)

Cohoes man sentenced to 20 years to Life in prison for Father’s Day murder

Cohoes man sentenced to 20 years to Life in prison for Father’s Day murder

Former Watervliet police chief sentenced for stealing from funeral home

A former police chief in Watervliet will spend the next six months behind bars. Mark Fiet pleaded guilty to grand larceny and falsifying business records for stealing thousands of dollars from a funeral home where he worked for over 30 years. The Albany County District Attorney says, Fiet and another employee, Sam Catalano, actually stole […]

Watervliet man found guilty of stealing home

ALBANY – An Albany County jury found a Watervliet man guilty of stealing a house by transferring its ownership, the Albany County District Attorney’s office said Monday.

Assistant District Attorney Jessica Blain-Lewis of the Financial Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Guilty Plea in Albany Homicide Case

ALBANY, NY – District Attorney P. David Soares announced today that BRANDON WALKER, 22, of Albany, pleaded guilty to (1) Count of Manslaughter in the First Degree, a Class B Violent Felony, before the Honorable Judge Peter A. Lynch in Albany County Court this morning. Jury trial against WALKER was slated to begin on Monday. […]

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Albany County Lawmakers Work on Raising Age for Buying Tobacco

Albany County lawmakers on Monday became the latest in New York to raise the age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. According to legislators, the bill now has to go the desk of County Executive Dan McCoy. Nationwide, at least 143 municipalities have passed similar legislation, according to the Ohio-based Preventing Tobacco Addiction […]

Jessica Blain-Lewis: Advocating for Adult Services

The 22nd annual conference from the New York State Adult Abuse Training Institute, with the theme, “The Changing Landscape of Service Provision for Vulnerable Adults” reached record numbers in November 2015. With 86 enrolled in the Article 81 Guardianship course taught by Debra Sacks, Esq. and 413 registered for the formal conference on the 17th […]

Five sentenced on hate crime targeting elderly victims

Jessica Paradiso, John Risto, Henry Hicks and Susan and Brian Barr pled guilty in February, 2016, to charges related to a coordinated crime scheme. The group targeted elderly victims, approaching them under false pretenses at the homes of victims to perform the  work driveway sealing, foundation work, and roof repair. The victims were then robbed of thousands of dollars in […]


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