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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of New York

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
William J. Hochul, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Alexy Diaz, 31, of Buffalo, N.Y., pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by an armed career criminal, before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison, a maximum of life, a fine of $250,000 or both.  

Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who is handling the case, stated that on November 22, 2011, the defendant possessed a firearm at 1160 Kensington Avenue in Buffalo. Diaz was previously convicted of three violent felony or serious drug offenses in state court making him and armed career criminal.

The plea is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Safe Streets Task Force.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 25, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

 

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