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Cheektowaga Man Sentenced on Gun Charge

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 Kevin Zimmerman, 24, of Cheektowaga, N.Y., who was convicted of being an armed career criminal in possession of a firearm, was sentenced to 180 months by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who handled the case, the defendant was previously convicted in State Court in 2010 of four counts of Attempted Burglary. Zimmerman then stole two firearms during the commission of burglaries in 2012 making him a felon in possession of firearms which he then sold to Gander Mountain and the Buffalo Gun Center.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Cannon, the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda, the U.S. Marshal’s Violent Felony Fugitive Task Force, under the direction of Marshal Charles Salina and the New York State Parole Division, under the direction of Commissioner Jeffrey Fischer.
Updated December 2, 2014