David Dale, the disbarred Buffalo attorney and former Erie County legislator, was sentenced on Wednesday to a year in the county jail after a judge refused to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea to defrauding clients and practicing law after being disbarred.
State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns listened to Dale talk about his past community service and the special medical needs of his young daughter as reasons against a jail sentence.
Lawyers for State Sen. Timothy M. Kennedy and challenger Betty Jean Grant will be back in court on Friday as Grant continues to dispute the razor-thin victory claimed by Kennedy in their Democratic primary contest.
Legal teams for both contestants met Wednesday in the chambers of State Supreme Court Justice Joseph R. Glownia but made no courtroom arguments. They said Glownia ordered them to appear again at 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams today learned of a $15,000 fine for his hit on Tom Brady during Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots.