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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of New York
Trini E. Ross, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Three Time Convicted Felon Going to Prison for Possessing a Gun

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Ernest Green, a/k/a Fire, 40, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted following a jury trial of being a felon in possession of a firearm, was sentenced to serve 120 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Michael J. Adler and Timothy C. Lynch, who handled the prosecution of the case, stated that on July 26, 2020, Green was seen on video running in an easterly direction away from the Towne Gardens Housing Complex. This was shortly after a shooting incident occurred in the Housing Complex during which a vehicle crashed into a tree in the middle of the courtyard. The firearm Green possessed was found five blocks east of where the shooting occurred. In November 2004, Green was convicted of a felony in Erie County Court. In October 2010, Green was convicted of a felony in New York State Court. As a result of those convictions, he is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm.

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, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent-in-Charge Michael Stansbury, and the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia.

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