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A Buffalo woman was sentenced to 10 months in prison Thursday by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara after pleading guilty to obstruction of justice.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kathleen A. Lynch and Maura K. O’Donnell said the defendant, Evelyn Roberson, 61, knowingly concealed evidence – a check, a money order, cash, and credit, debit and bank cards – from law enforcement with the intention of impeding a criminal investigation of her son.

Investigators claim Roberson obtained the items from her son’s house and from his associates and then, during a search of her home, tried to conceal them in her clothing and on her person.

The sentencing was the result of an investigation by the FBI and United States Secret Service.