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February 11, 2013

Franklin County Court: Feb. 11, 2013

MALONE — Judge Robert G. Main Jr. presided at a number of cases in Franklin County Court recently.

Mark Buffham, 40, of Canton was sentenced as a second-felony offender to two to four years in state prison for first-degree scheming to defraud, stemming from an incident April 30. He was also ordered to pay $6,091 in restitution. Buffham was originally charged with six counts of fourth-degree grand larceny, first-degree scheming to defraud and petit larceny. He pleaded guilty to a Superior Court Information rather than a formal grand-jury indictment. A Superior Court information is a written accusation by a district attorney.

Andrew M. Comins, 25, of Norfolk was sentenced to five years probation and a $1,000 fine for felony driving while intoxicated, stemming from an incident March 14, 2010.

Susan Hammill, 29, of Bombay pleaded guilty to third-degree and fourth-degree attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, stemming from an incident June 4.

Sentencing is set for March 8.

Robert LaBrake, 49, of North Bangor pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal possession of marijuana, stemming from an incident Aug. 18, 2011. Sentencing is April 1.

Owen Swamp, 35, of Hogansburg pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, stemming from an incident Oct. 25. Sentencing is April 1.

Crystal Cook, 35, of Hogansburg pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, stemming from an incident Sept. 21. Sentencing is April 1.

Ricardo Pimentel, 27, an inmate at Greene Correctional Facility, will serve concurrent terms of 2½ years in state prison for fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two to four years for first-degree attempted promotion of prison contraband, stemming from an incident Oct. 6, 2011, at Upstate Correctional Facility in Malone. The sentences will run consecutive to the term he is currently serving. Pimentel pleaded guilty to a Superior Court Information rather than a formal grand-jury indictment.

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