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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, November 28, 2016
James P. Kennedy, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty To Gun Charge

BUFFALO, N.Y.- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Felix Wilson, 35, of Portsmouth, NH, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Higgins, who is handling the case, stated that on August 22, 2013, while riding a bicycle on East Ferry Street in Buffalo, the defendant carried a .22 caliber revolver on his person. In May 2011, Wilson was convicted of Attempted Robbery in the Second Degree in Erie County Supreme Court and is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Daniel Derenda, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ashan Benedict, New York Field Division.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 9, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. before Judge Arcara.

New York Field Division