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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Troy Man Indicted for Unlawful Possession of Firearm and Ammunition

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Gregory L. Clark, age 26, of Troy, New York, was indicted yesterday for being a felon in possession of 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 is charged with possessing a loaded Ruger .357 caliber revolver. The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

If convicted, 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. 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.

Clark has been in custody since April 2, 2016.  On that day, according to a criminal complaint, Troy Police officers responding to a report of a man with a gun found Clark hiding in a closet in an apartment in the Lansingburgh section of Troy.  They also found the loaded Ruger revolver in the closet.

This case is being investigated by the Troy Police Department and ATF, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated July 15, 2016