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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, December 23, 2013
William J. Hochul, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Peggy McFarland

Williamsville Man Sentenced for Bomb Making

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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel L. Violanti, who is handling the case, stated that police received a complaint on August 8, 2012 of shots being fired in the defendant’s backyard.  Thereafter a search of the defendant=s residence, at 66 Williamsburg Square in Williamsville, New York, by the Amherst Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, enforcement officers discovered Triacetone Triperoxide (TAPT), ANFO which is ammonium nitrate and fuel oil mixed, Tannerite which is a mixture of prilled ammonium and aluminum powder, three (3) pvc pipes and 5 cans of commercial Goex Black Powder.

In addition, several apparent destructive devices, or combination of parts and devices designed or intended to be used or converted into destructive devices, were also found.

This sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of officers from the Amherst Police Department, under the direction of Chief John Askey, Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Resident Agent in Charge Frank Christiano.



New York Field Division