Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

DOJ seal

Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of New York
Trini E. Ross, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Monday, October 3, 2022

Kentucky Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Gun Charge

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Robert T. Scott, 29, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, pleaded guilty to transferring a firearm to an out-of-state resident, before U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassie Kocher, who is handling the case, stated that between May 8 and September 29, 2021 Scott purchased two firearms in Bowling Green, Kentucky and transferred them to individuals residing in Rochester. The firearms were recovered during the execution of search warrants on September 29, 2021, at residences on A Place and 127 Pennsylvania Avenue in Rochester.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief David Smith and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. DeVito.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 5, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. before Judge Geraci.

An official website of the U.S. Department of Justice

Looking for U.S. government information and services?