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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 27, 2015

Buffalo Man Sentenced On Gun Charge

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Alexy Diaz, 31, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession of a firearm by an armed career criminal, was sentenced to 100 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who handled the case, stated that on November 22, 2011, the defendant possessed a firearm at 1160 Kensington Avenue in Buffalo. Diaz was previously convicted of three violent felony or serious drug offenses in state court making him an armed career criminal.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force.

Updated March 2, 2015