“The investigation into [former City of Dunkirk Mayor] Frey began as a bribery probe, but Buth says the lack of any credible evidence forced the government to settle for a fraud prosecution involving campaign contributions.  “[There were] no taxpayer funds, and not a scintilla of evidence that he or anyone else in his administration did anything illegal while he was mayor,” she said. Her client, [an 85 year old] Korean War veteran who fought in the battle of Heartbreak Ridge and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, took the plea deal against her advice and only because his wife is ill and the cost of a trial was beyond their means.”

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