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Former Erie County Sheriff's deputy sentenced to a year in prison for illegally possessing a gun

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Posted at 5:00 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 17:00:09-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A former Erie County Sheriff's deputy will serve prison time for violating a domestic violence order of protection by possessing a gun.

Michael Blajszczak, 54 of Clarence, was sentenced to one year in prison Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara.

According to prosecutors, Blajszczak knowingly possessed a .22 caliber rifle and 11 rounds of ammunition on May 2, 2019, less than a week after a six-month order of protection was issued against him in Cheektowaga Town Court.

Blajszczak, who earned $71,760 in 2019, is no longer a sheriff's deputy.