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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Rochester Felon Sentenced For Possessing A Gun

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, who was convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, was sentenced to serve 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Charles Siragusa.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassie Kocher, who handled 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.

Today’s sentencing 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 John B. Devito, New York Field Division.

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated March 12, 2019