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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, June 16, 2016
William J. Hochul, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

Lockport Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Bob Odrzywolski, 72, of Lockport, NY, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of firearms before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Woldford. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney George C. Burgasser, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant, a convicted federal felon, obtained ammunition from a local retailer. Subsequently, a search warrant was executed at Odrzywolski’s Crosby Road residence. During the search, officers recovered seven handguns and approximately 6000 rounds of ammunition. The defendant was previously convicted of a federal crime and could not legally possess firearms.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department, under the direction of Sheriff James Voutour and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Delano A. Reid, New York Field Division.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 21, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. before Judge Wolford.


New York Field Division