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Rome Man Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm as a Felon

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Michael Dyer, age 33, of Rome, New York, was sentenced today to 10 months of weekend incarceration, as well as a 3-year term of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm as a felon.


The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith 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, Dyer admitted that in January 2016, after being convicted for the sale of a controlled substance, he sold a 12 gauge shotgun and four boxes of ammunition to another person.  Dyer further admitted that he told the buyer to create a bill of sale that omitted Dyer’s involvement as the seller because Dyer could not sell the gun as a felon. 


This case was investigated by the Oneida County Drug Enforcement Task Force and the ATF, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert S. Levine.

Updated October 24, 2017

Firearms Offenses