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Buffalo Man Sentenced in Firearm Possession Case

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jimmy Lee Barner, 30, Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted after a jury trial of being a felon in possession of firearm and ammunition, was sentenced a 100 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Bill Wilson.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Joseph M. Tripi and John M. Alsup, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that during a search of Barner’s Amherst Street apartment in January of 2008, New York State Parole Officers and Special Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives found that the defendant was in possession of a firearms and ammunition. At the time, Barner was on parole for a previous felony state conviction.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, under the direction of Commissioner Brian Fischer and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives under the direction of Resident Agent in Charge Frank Christiano.

Updated November 18, 2014