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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty To Interfering With A Federal Officer

CONTACT:  Barbara Burns
PHONE:      (716) 843-5817
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BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Kevin Allen, Jr, 29, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to forcible interference with a federal officer with a dangerous weapon. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Adler, who is handling the case, stated that on November 1, 2016, the defendant, a fugitive, was driving a vehicle on Kilhoffer Street in Buffalo when two United States Deputy Marshals attempted to pull the vehicle over. Rather than comply, Allen rammed into the two vehicles being driven by the Deputy Marshals. The Marshals were not injured but the vehicles sustained extensive damage.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the U.S. Marshals Service, under the direction of Marshal Charles Salina.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 12, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

Updated June 8, 2018