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Illegal alien in Lyndonville sentenced on gun possession charge

Posted 23 May 2019 at 9:44 pm

Press Release, U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr., Western District of New York

Gregario Salinas-Guzman

BUFFALO – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Gregorio Salinas-Guzman, a native of Mexico living in Lyndonville, was sentenced to serve 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara. Salinas-Guzman was convicted of being alien in possession of a firearm.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Seth T. Molisani, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant is a native and citizen of Mexico with no lawful status in the United States. On March 15, 2018, the defendant was arrested following the execution of a search warrant at his residence on Alps Road in Lyndonville.

Inside the residence, the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force, assisted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, recovered two 20-gauge shotguns; a rifle; a .22 caliber revolver; 207 rounds of ammunition; shotgun slugs; and 15 rounds of shotgun shells. Investigators also recovered a counterfeit Social Security card and a fraudulent Permanent Resident Card in the defendant’s name.

The sentencing is the result of plea is the result of an investigation by the Orleans County Major Felony Crime Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations.

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