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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 4, 2019

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Illegal Gun Possession Charge

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Errick Roseboro, 25, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to being a person prohibited from possessing a firearm. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles J. Volkert, Jr., who is handling the case, stated that on October 21, 2018, the Buffalo Police Department stopped the defendant’s vehicle for a traffic infraction. Officers found Roseboro in possession of a loaded firearm and marijuana. Subsequent investigation determined that that the defendant was a habitual user of marijuana. As such, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The plea is the culmination of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito; and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood.

Sentencing is scheduled for August 19, 2019, before Judge Vilardo.

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated April 4, 2019