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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
James P. Kennedy, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Barbara Burns

Rochester Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearms Possession

ROCHESTER, N.Y.- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Darien Bordeaux, 33, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition before U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford. The charges carry a maximum prison sentence of 10 years, a fine of $250,000, or both.
 
Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles E. Moynihan, who is handling the case, stated that on October 22, 2016, Rochester Police Department officers were on patrol in the area of Curlew Street when they stopped a Dodge Grand Caravan because the registration had expired. The defendant was riding in the front passenger seat. The driver and co-defendant, Kalib Gladney, gave a false name when asked by officers. Bordeaux and Gladney were asked to get out of the van and officers searched it. Inside a jacket found on the floor, between the front passenger and driver seats, officers discovered a loaded Arminius Futche-Industre revolver with a defaced serial number. The defendant’s identification card was also found with the revolver. Bordeaux was previously convicted in 2004 of Robbery in the First Degree and is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm and ammunition.  
 
The plea is the result of an investigation by the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief Michael Ciminelli and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ashan Benedict, New York Field Division.
 
Sentencing is scheduled for December 4, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. before Judge Wolford.
 
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Field Division: New York Field Division