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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Buffalo Man Going To Prison For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm And Ammunition

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Denzel Robinson a/k/a Sparks, 27, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, was sentenced to serve 38 months in prison by U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael J. Adler and Charles E. Watkins, Jr., who handled the case, stated that on April 28, 2020, the Buffalo Police Department executed a search warrant at the defendant's residence on Sun Street in Buffalo and recovered a .22 caliber rifle and multiple rounds of ammunition. In June 2018, Robinson was convicted in Erie County Court of bail jumping and is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm and ammunition.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Stephen Belongia.

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated September 29, 2021