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

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Florida Man Sentenced For Distributing Obscene Images

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Joseph Pachetti, 35, of Eustis, Florida, who was convicted of transportation of obscene material in commerce, was sentenced to four years probation, to include one year home detention, by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Lamarque, who handled the case, stated that in November 2016, the defendant, living in Niagara Falls, NY, distributed obscene images to an undercover FBI agent via a peer to peer network. Investigators executed a search warrant at Pachetti’s apartment and seized various electronics. Subsequent forensic examination revealed thousands of images of child pornography and child erotica.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Buffalo Division, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Gary Loeffert.

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Updated June 19, 2019