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Rochester Felon Pleads Guilty To Possessing A Gun

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

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

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Marcus Lynch, 32, of Rochester, NY, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, before U.S. District Judge Charles Siragusa. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassie Kocher, who is handling the case, stated that the defendant went to the Firing Pin Shooting Range in the Town of Bergen to target shoot a rifle. Lynch was previously convicted in January 2008 of Robbery in the Third Degree; in August 2007 of Burglary in the Second Degree and Grand Larceny in the Fourth Degree; and in May 2007 of Burglary in the Second Degree. As a result, the defendant is legally prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The plea is the result of an investigation by New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, under the direction of Acting Commissioner Anthony J. Annucci, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ashan Benedict, New York Field Division.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 12, 2019, at 9:15 a.m. before Judge Siragusa.

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Updated December 7, 2018

Firearms Offenses