Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced today that 37 year-old Jason Kazukiewicz was convicted, after a jury trial, of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree, Making a Punishable False Written Statement, and Falsely Reporting an Incident. In October of 2010, Kazukiewicz falsely claimed that his former girlfriend had committed crimes. These false claims caused a local police agency to arrest a woman for felony charges and take her into custody. An investigation undertaken by the Office of the Erie County District Attorney determined that Kazukiewicz had lied and that an innocent person had been wrongfully accused. Kazukiewicz was thereafter indicted by an Erie County Grand Jury and was today convicted of the above-noted crimes. District Attorney Sedita stated: “Public confidence in the integrity of the criminal justice system demands that the office of the District Attorney not only prosecute the guilty, but also exonerate the innocent. This prosecution again demonstrates just how seriously the professional prosecutors of this office embrace these all-important principals. I wish to commend Special Investigations & Prosecutions Bureau Chief John Doscher, trial prosecutor Brian Dassero, and DA Investigators Anthony Costantino and John Abraham, for the their diligent efforts in pursuing justice.”
Kazukiewizc is scheduled to be sentenced on May 17, 2012 before Erie County Court Judge Michael D’Amico.