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ATF Offers$5,000 Reward for Information on Gun Store Burglary

November 27, 2012

ROCHESTER, New York – Scott L. Heagney, Resident Agent in Charge, of the Rochester Field Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), has announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the burglary and theft of 62 firearms from Tom‘s Guns and Ammo, a federally licensed firearms dealer in Sodus, New York.More »

Eight Members of Three Brooklyn-Based Motorcycle Gangs Charged Federally with Trafficking of High-Caliber Weapons

October 16, 2012

Eight members of three closely related Brooklyn-based violent motorcycle gangs, the Forbidden Ones, the Dirty Ones, and the Trouble Makers, have been charged in a federal criminal complaint with firearms trafficking.More »

Former Soldier Pleads Guilty to Participation in International Arms Smuggling Ring

September 6, 2012

Joseph Debose, a resident of North Carolina and a former Staff Sergeant in a U.S. Special Forces National Guard Unit, pled guilty today in United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York before the Honorable Eric N. Vitaliano to violating the Arms Export Control Act. According to court documents, Debose provided multiple shipments of firearms to co-conspirators who then secreted the weapons in packages and transported them to shipping companies to be sent to customers in China.More »

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Charges Against Five Members of a Violent Robbery Crew that Operated in the Bronx and Westchester County

January 19, 2012

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Joseph Anarumo Jr., the Special Agent–in–Charge of the New York Field Division of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Raymond W. Kelly, the Commissioner of the Police Department for the City of New York (NYPD), announced charges today against FAHD HUSSAIN, JERMAINE DORE, DWAYNE BARRETT, TAIJAY TODD, and TAMESHWAR SINGH – five members of a violent robbery crew that operated in the Bronx and Westchester County, New York. All five were arrested this morning by agents from the ATF and officers from the NYPD, and were arraigned today in Manhattan federal court.More »