United States Attorney's Office for the Western District of New York

05/23/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/23/2019 19:17

Illegal Alien Sentenced On Gun Possession Charge

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

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

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, under the direction of Sheriff Randy Bower, and Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly.

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