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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of New York

For Immediate Release

Friday, November 21, 2014
William J. Hochul, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

Brockport Man Sentenced on Gun Charge

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that, Juan Morales, 25, of Brockport, NY, who was convicted of possessing a firearm as a felon, was sentenced to 100 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Noto, who handled the case, stated that on February 6, 2014, Morales and co-defendant Jacob Disanto were stopped for speeding on Holley Street in Brockport by College at Brockport University Police Officers. Officers found “dime” size bags of marijuana, a scale and a loaded .22 caliber revolver. Disanto was convicted and sentenced to 61 months in prison. 

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation on the part of the College at Brockport University Police, under the direction of Chief Robert Kehoe, and Special Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge James S. Higgins, New York Field Office.

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