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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Buffalo Man Sentenced For Escaping From Halfway House

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Michael Bobbitt, 28, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of escape from a halfway house, was sentenced to 12 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who handled the case, stated that the defendant was in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons and staying at the Buffalo Halfway House because of a prior racketeering conviction. On August 13, 2015, Bobbitt fled from the halfway house. On August 19, 2015, the United States Marshal Service located and arrested the defendant.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the United States Marshal Service, under the direction of Charles Salina.

Updated May 12, 2016