Kathy Hochul’s husband let politics influence prosecutions in the Western District of New York

BY MIKE MADIGAN On December 14, 2012, The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reported that “Federal courts in the Western District of New York appear to grant an unusually high number of sentence reductions for criminals who cooperate, according to data compiled by USA


Higgins may retire to take a position at Delaware North

Rumor has it that Rep. Brian Higgins, the six-term Democrat of South Buffalo, is “inclined to prefer” taking a position as Delaware North‘s top federal lobbyist, rather than to run for a seventh term in the House of Representatives, a

US Attorney

Former AG Dennis Vacco likely to be appointed US Attorney

Rumors are emerging that former New York State Attorney General Dennis Vacco is likely to be appointed United States Attorney for the Western District of New York, says a source with knowledge of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team. Vacco served as

Civil Rights

Hochul silent on holding center murder of India Cummings

BY A.J. BELL In the aftermath of a murder at the Erie County Holding Center that killed a healthy 27 year old woman named India Cummings on February 17, activists are calling for Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard to resign. Howard


Tea Party leader calls for US Attorney Hochul to step down

Rus Thompson, the outspoken Tea Party leader,founder of TEA NY (Taxed Enough Already), and Grand Island businessman, is calling for US Attorney William Hochul to step down from his role as the region’s top federal prosecutor. Over the last several months,