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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 8, 2016

Springville Man Sentenced For Firearm Possession

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Daniel J. Bakowski, 35, of Springville, NY, who was convicted of possession of a firearm in interstate commerce after a felony conviction, was sentenced to 24 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, who handled the case, stated that on January 10, 2014, police officers executed a search warrant at the defendant’s then-residence, 1418 Eagle Street in Freedom, NY, Officers discovered a Smith and Wesson, 12- gauge shotgun and a digital scale with cocaine residue on it in Bakowski’s bedroom. Officers also found evidence of a marijuana grow operation in the basement, which the defendant admitted to operating.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the New York State Police, under the direction of Major Steven A. Nigrelli, and Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Delano A. Reid, New York Field Division.

Updated July 11, 2016