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St. Lawrence County Felon Sentenced to 46 Months for Firearm, Ammunition Possession

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Clayton T. Brothers, age 40, of Russell, New York, was sentenced today to 46 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition. 

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian; James Spero, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II; and Anthony J. Annucci, Acting Commissioner of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. 

The sentence, issued by U.S. District Judge Brenda K. Sannes, followed Brothers’s March 25, 2016 guilty plea. He pled guilty to possessing, at his home in St. Lawrence County, a Sig Sauer pistol and more than 1,000 rounds of 5.56 mm caliber NATO Lake City XM855 Grain Steel Penetrator ammunition.  Brothers was convicted of robbery in Pennsylvania in 1996. As a felon he could not lawfully possess a firearm or ammunition. 

This case was investigated by HSI, the New York State Police and New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Collyer.

Updated July 19, 2016

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