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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Buffalo Man Sentenced For Possession Of Child Pornography

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

 BUFFALO, N.Y.–U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jason Zaifert, 33, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of possession of child pornography, was sentenced to 97 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara.

 Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti, who handled the case, stated that on November 21, 2013, Zaifert possessed child pornography on computers, hard drives and thumb drives in his residence in Buffalo. The defendant possessed over 1,000 image and video files. Some of the images included depictions of violence and some of the children were under 12 years old. Zaifert used peer to peer software to download and view the child pornography.

 The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations under the direction of Acting Special Agent-In-Charge J. Michael Kennedy.

Updated June 29, 2015