For Immediate Release
Buffalo Woman Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of a Gun
BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Sharee Bailey, 29, of Buffalo, NY, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John L. Sinatra, Jr. to being a felon-in-possession of a firearm. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Justin G. Bish and Nicholas T. Cooper, who are handling the case, stated that on August 4, 2020, the defendant was present at 216 Landon Street in Buffalo, when the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives executed search warrants on her person and the residence. Inside of 216 Landon Street, investigators observed and recovered a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle, and multiple rounds of ammunition belonging to Bailey. The defendant was previously convicted in 2012 in Niagara County Court of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance-5th Degree, and as a result, she is legally prohibited from possessing a gun.
The plea is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito, New York Field Division, and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood.
Sentencing is scheduled for August 18, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. before Judge Sinatra.
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