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

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sanborn Man Sentenced on Gun Charge


Buffalo, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Michael Wayne Finch, 61, of Sanborn, N.Y., who was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, was sentenced to time served of 42 months by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas S. Duszkiewicz, who handled the case, stated that on November 19, 2009, the defendant was stopped by New York State Police in Lewiston. During the subsequent execution of a search warrant, troopers recovered five firearms and multiple rounds of ammunition. Finch was prohibited from possessing any the firearms because of a prior felony drug conviction in the State of South Carolina.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Michael Cerretto and Special Agents of the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Frank J. Christiano, Resident Agent in Charge.



Updated December 9, 2014