SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Kaylon Pruitt, 23, of Whitesboro, New York pled guilty in federal court in Syracuse today to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Pruitt admitted that he possessed a loaded 12 gauge Mossberg Shotgun on October 15, 2013 when a New York State Parole officer visiting another person approached the front door of the defendant’s residence in Whitesboro, New York. The defendant answered the door while holding the shotgun. Pruitt was previously convicted of Burglary In the Second Degree, in Orangeburg County, South Carolina in 2010.
New York Field Division
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Thomas J. Cannon, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”), and William J.
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Thomas J. Cannon, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”), and William J. Bratton, the Police Commissioner for the City of New York (“NYPD”), announced today the filing of a Superseding Indictment in Manhattan federal court charging CATHERINE MORALES, a member of a drug trafficking organization (the “Organization”) that operated in the Bronx, with narcotics trafficking, firearms use and possession, and murder.
BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jacqueline Runyan, 48, of Bradford, PA, who was convicted of conspiracy to transport firearms purchased outside the state of residency, was sentenced to 12 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny.
Earlier today, at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, Bajram Lajqi, a member of an international drug trafficking syndicate led by ethnic Albanians located in the United States, Canada, and Europe (the "syndicate"), was sentenced to 115 months in prison -- with credit for the 31 months he has already served -- following his June 27, 2013, guilty plea to trafficking hundreds of pounds of marijuana from Canada and using a firearm in connection with drug trafficking. As a part of the sentence, the court also imposed a term of supervised release of five years.
ROCHESTER, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Anthony Kellum, a/k/a Nitti, 26, of Rochester, N.Y., who was convicted of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of 28 grams or more of cocaine base, and possession of firearms in furtherance of a federal drug trafficking crime, was sentenced to 147 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. Kellum was also ordered to forfeit two firearms and rounds of ammunition seized during the investigation.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Tyrone Nance, 32, of Buffalo, N.Y., who was convicted following a jury trial of being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana, was sentenced to 36 months in prison by Chief U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny. The defendant was also sentenced to another 18 months in prison for a violation of supervised release.
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Duncan Badding, 25, of Williamsville, N.Y., was sentenced to one year in prison, to be followed by a 2 year period of supervised release, for unlawfully making and unlawfully possessing destructive devices.
BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced that Filippo Inglima, 47, of Wheatfield, N.Y., an Italian citizen, who was convicted of conspiracy to distribute a thousand kilograms or more of marijuana and five kilograms or more of cocaine, was sentenced to 121 months in prison, by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The defendant will also forfeit $39,456,00 in United States currency, a rifle and ammunition, and a sport utility vehicle.
BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Dale Lockwood, 61, of Buffalo, New York, was sentenced to 60 months in prison and 4 years supervised release by United States District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara. The sentence followed the defendant’s conviction for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine, and was part of a larger, federal criminal investigation into the Afro-Dogs Motorcycle Club.
ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Tina Holley, 36, of Rochester, NY, who previously plead guilty to conspiracy to possess crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it and possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, was sentenced to seven years in prison and three years’ supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge David G. Larimer. Holley was also ordered to pay a $3,367.00 fine and a $200 Special Penalty Assessment.
SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – RICHARD S. HARTUNIAN, United States Attorney, Northern District of New York, announces the sentencings of KENNETH JACKSON, age 29 and DONALD JOHNSON, Jr., age 26, both of whom are admitted members of the V-NOT Gang. Both JACKSON and JOHNSON previously pled guilty to an indictment which charged them and nine others with conspiring to exploit their membership in the V-NOT Gang to engage in a pattern of racketeering activity which included acts of murder, drug trafficking, and robbery.
BUFFALO, N.Y.--U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Nannette Brown, 44, of Cheektowaga, N.Y., pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to conspiracy to commit money laundering. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison, a $500,000 fine or both.