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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Trini E. Ross, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Thursday, July 20, 2023

Jamestown Felon Going to Prison for Gun Possession

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Angelo Pollino, 35, of Jamestown, NY, who was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm, was sentenced to serve 78 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua A. Violanti, who is handling the case, stated that in January 2012, Pollino was convicted in Chautauqua County Court of Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree and Burglary in the Third Degree, and was sentenced to serve one to three years in prison. As a result, Pollino is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm. On January 24, 2019, Pollino and two other men broke into and burglarized a home in the Town of Ellicott, NY. Pollino and the others took a .380 caliber pistol, a .38 caliber revolver, a Glock pistol, and various bank and credit cards of the victim. The following day, the three men utilized the victim’s bank and credit cards at various locations in New York and Pennsylvania. Pollino then traded the pistol and revolver for heroin.

The sentencing 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, the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Frank A. Tarentino III, New York Field Division, the Jamestown Police Department, under the direction of Chief Timothy Jackson, and the Ellicott Police Department, under the direction of Chief William Ohnmeiss.

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