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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Richard S. Hartunian
, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA Richard Southwick

Watertown Man Sentenced to 9 years in Prison for Possessing Sawed-Off Firearms

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Chief U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby sentenced ROBERT MONO (29, of Watertown, NY) to 112 months imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release following MONO’s conviction for being a convicted felon in possession of sawed-off firearms and ammunition, and possession of unregistered firearms, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian.

ROBERT MONO’s conviction resulted from his possession of four sawed-off shotguns, a rifle, and various types of ammunition at a residence located at 134 Central Avenue in Watertown on July 23, 2013.  MONO stole the five firearms and ammunition during a residential burglary and then used a hacksaw to saw off the barrels and stocks of the four shotguns.  MONO also sold at least one of four sawed-off shotguns to another person.  MONO is a convicted felon, having been previously convicted in Jefferson County Court on June 29, 2008, for the New York State felony crime of Burglary in the Third Degree.

This prosecution resulted from an investigation conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Syracuse, New York, the Watertown Police Department and the Metro-Jefferson Drug Task Force. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ransom P. Reynolds. Further questions may be directed to Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Southwick at (315) 448-0672.



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