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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Western District of New York

For Immediate Release

May 14, 2013

William J. Hochul, Jr., United States Attorney

Contact: Barbara Burns
(716) 843-5817

Niagara Falls Man Sentenced on Gun Charge

BUFFALO, N.Y. — U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Walter McTyere, 30, of Niagara Falls, N.Y., who was convicted of possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara to one year in prison.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney John M. Alsup, who is handling the case, McTyere was found in possession of a pistol with an obliterated serial number during an investigation into illicit firearm transactions in Niagara Falls in January and February 2012.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Resident Agent in Charge Frank Christiano and the Niagara County Drug Task Force, under the direction of Sheriff James Votour.