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Man shot several times in drive-by shooting in Tops parking lot in Jamestown...

A Jamestown man is being treated at a Buffalo-area hospital after he was shot several times -- at close range -- as he left a northside grocery store early this evening.  City Police Captain Bob Samuelson says a dark blue sedan -- possibly a Ford Focus -- drove up to the victim at the Tops Market at 2000 Washington St. just before 6 p.m.  Samuelson says the victim was shot multiple times... before the vehicle drove off.  He says the car fled in a northerly direction on Washington Street... towards Fluvanna Avenue.  The victim was initially taken to WCA Hospital... and, later transferred to the Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo for treatment.  No other information has been released.  City police say anyone who may have information on the incident... or who may have been involved... should call them at 483-7537.  You can also call the confidential tip -line at 483-TIPS... that's 483-8477.


Former city man convicted, and sentenced in "Pump and Dump" penny stock scam... 
A former Jamestown resident has been sentenced to nearly 4 years in federal prison for selling inflated "penny stocks" to investors on the Internet.  U-S Attorney William Hochul, Jr. says 33 year-old Eric Cusimano of Lakeway, Texas was convicted Friday of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and tax evasion.  Cusimano was then sentenced to 46 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Richard Arcara.  Hochul adds the defendant was also ordered to pay $657,000 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service... and, pay just over $1.2-million in a money judgment to the United States.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Aaron Mango, who prosecuted the case, stated that between September 2009 and January 9th of 2012, the defendant and others participated in a stock fraud scheme that utilized several websites registered through an internet domain registrar and web hosting company.  In addition... Mango says Cusimano owned and operated Premire Consulting, Incorporated from 2008 to 2011 which was utilized to promote penny stocks.  Premire reportedly brought in about $7.9-million in business for those stocks.

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