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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Greene County Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Robert Twiss, age 59, of Earlton, New York, pled guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Vadim D. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

As part of his guilty plea, Twiss admitted that on October 24, 2016, he possessed, at his residence, a Plainfield M-1, Model 41 semi-automatic rifle. As a felon, Twiss could not possess the Plainfield rifle.

Twiss faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to 3 years of post-imprisonment supervised release. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors. Sentencing is scheduled for August 15, 2017 before Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy.

This case was investigated by the FBI and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Belliss.

Topic: 
Firearms Offenses
Updated March 30, 2017