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

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Troy Felon Admits Possessing a Loaded Firearm

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Gregory L. Clark, age 26, of Troy, New York, pled guilty today to unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition. 

The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian, Troy Police Chief John F. Tedesco, and Delano A. Reid, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) New York Field Division. 

Clark, who has 3 prior felony convictions, admitted that on April 2, 2016, he possessed a loaded Ruger .357 caliber revolver.  He admitted that Troy Police Officers who were investigating a report of a man with a gun found Clark hiding in a closet in a Lansingburgh apartment and that his loaded Ruger .357 caliber revolver was also in that closet. 

Clark faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of up to 3 years when he is sentenced on December 12, 2016 by Senior U.S. District Judge Gary L. Sharpe. 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. 

This case was investigated by the Troy Police Department and ATF, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett with assistance from the Rensselaer County District Attorney's Office.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated August 31, 2016