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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 4, 2017

Schuele Boys Gang Member Sentenced On Drug Charges

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Demario James, 35, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, was sentenced to time served (over 40 months) by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Wei Xiang, who handled the case, stated that between June 2013 and July 2014, James conspired with co-defendant Michael Robertson and other Schuele Boys associates and gang members to distribute cocaine in the City of Buffalo. The defendant purchased cocaine from Michael Robertson and then broke down the cocaine for distribution to customers.
 
The Schuele Boys Gang, which operated in the Schuele Street area of the East Side of Buffalo, is believed to be responsible for multiple acts of violence and the distribution of illegal narcotics including cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana.
 
James is one of 28 Schuele Boys Gang members, associates and other individuals arrested in this case. To date, 27 of the defendants have been convicted.
 
Today’s sentencing the culmination of an investigation on the part of the FBI's Safe Streets Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Adam S. Cohen.

Updated December 5, 2017