rochester man pleads guilty to firearm charge
ROCHESTER, N.Y.-- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Clive Hamilton, 30, of Rochester, N.Y., pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer, to possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 of years years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Noto, who handled the case, stated that the defendant was arrested on August 12, 2012 in his vehicle while in possession of two registered handguns and a quantity of marijuana. Hamilton will forfeit the handguns.
The plea is the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Brian R. Crowell, New York Field Division, and members of the Town of Greece Police Department, under the direction of Todd K. Baxter.
Sentencing is scheduled for August 14, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. before Judge Larimer.