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Northern District of New York

Friday, January 13, 2017

Fulton Man Sentenced to More Than Five Years for Unlawfully Possessing Firearm and Ammunition

John Haggerty Stole a Rifle and Ammunition From a Car

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – John Haggerty, 34, of Fulton, New York, was sentenced yesterday to serve sixty-three (63) months in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition, announced U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) New York Field Division.


As part of his guilty plea, Haggerty admitted that on December 12, 2015, he possessed a Browning .308 Rifle and 20 rounds of Winchester .308 caliber ammunition after Oswego Sheriffs recovered the stolen items from his apartment. Haggerty stole the gun and ammunition from an unoccupied Jeep in Fulton, New York on December 3, 2015, and filed off the serial number on the weapon. He was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition as the result of a prior felony conviction.


United States District Judge David N. Hurd also ordered Haggerty to serve (3) years of supervised release following his release from prison.


This case was investigated by the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey J. L. Brown

Firearms Offenses
Updated March 30, 2017