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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, March 13, 2017
James P. Kennedy, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

Convicted Felon Sentenced for Gun Possession

ROCHESTER, N.Y.- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Joseph Green, 33, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of being a felon in passion of a loaded firearm, was sentenced to 42 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. 
 
Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas E. Gregory, who handled the case, stated that on August 9, 2016, Green was arrested by United States Marshals and Rochester Police officers on Child Street in Rochester. The defendant was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant for an unrelated felony matter being handled in Monroe County Court.  At the time of his apprehension, Green was in possession of a Raven Arms .25 caliber pistol, loaded with one round in the chamber and six rounds in the magazine. 
 
The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael Ciminelli; the United States Marshals Service, under the direction of Charles Salina; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Ashan Benedict, Special Agent-in-Charge, New York Field Division.
 

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Field Division: New York Field Division