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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of New York
Carla B. Freedman, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 30, 2023

North Carolina Man Sentenced for Possessing a Firearm as a Felon

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Cameron Robinson, age 25, of Grover, North Carolina, was sentenced today to 27 months in prison for possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Rotterdam Police Chief Michael S. Brown made the announcement.

As part of his guilty plea, Robinson admitted that on May 4, 2022, he possessed a Taurus Model G2C 9mm semi-automatic pistol. That morning, in Rotterdam, Robinson had been shot by another person using the Taurus pistol. Robinson was prohibited from possessing the firearm due to a previous North Carolina felony conviction for Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury. Robinson was on parole for that crime when he committed this offense.

ATF and the Rotterdam Police Department investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorneys Rachel Williams and Allen J. Vickey prosecuted this case as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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