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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of New York
Trini E. Ross, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Friday, January 27, 2023

Waterloo Man Pleads Guilty to Gun Charge

ROCHESTER, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that David L. Brinson, 60, of Waterloo, NY, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Katelyn M. Hartford, who is handling the case, stated that on the morning of September 14, 2022, New York State Parole Officers went to Brinson’s residence on Seneca Boulevard in Waterloo to conduct a home visit. During the visit, a parole officer went inside of Brinson’s bedroom and found a .22 caliber rifle. Brinson was previously convicted in 2000, 2006 and 2016 of felony charges and is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, under the direction of Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. DeVito, New York Field Division.

Sentencing is scheduled for May 18, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. before Judge Larimer.

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