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

Monday, July 2, 2018

Arizona Man Pleads Guilty To Gun Charge

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y.—U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Todd Sinclair, 50, of Cape Creek, AZ, pleaded guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. to being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard A. Resnick, who is handling the case stated that between November 1, 2015, and January 8, 2016, the defendant was unlawfully using heroin. During that time, Sinclair possessed a Glock handgun.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Guido Modano, New York Field Office.

Sentencing is scheduled for October 12, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. 

Updated July 3, 2018