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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, December 12, 2016
Richard S. Hartunian
, United States Attorney
Contact: Michael Barnett

Troy Felon Sentenced to 57 Months for Possessing a Firearm and Ammunition

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Gregory L. Clark, age 26, of Troy, New York, was sentenced today to 57 months in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition.

The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian, Troy Police Chief John F. Tedesco, and Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) New York Field Division.

As part of his August 30 guilty plea, Clark admitted that on April 2, 2016, he possessed a Ruger .357 caliber revolver and .357 caliber ammunition.  After receiving information that a man had a gun, Troy Police Officers found Clark hiding in a closet in a Lansingburgh apartment where he also had the revolver and ammunition.  He could not possess a firearm or ammunition because he had three prior felony convictions.   

Senior U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe also ordered Clark to serve 3 years of supervised release following his release from prison. 

This case was investigated by the Troy Police Department and ATF, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

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Field Division: New York Field Division