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Rochester Man Sentenced On Gun Charge

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 Anthony Alberti, 36, of Rochester, NY, who was convicted of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, was sentenced to 30 months in prison by U.S. District Judge David G. Larimer.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cassie Kocher, who handled the case, stated that on July 14, 2014, an order of protection was issued against Anthony Alberti in Rochester City Court. As a result, Alberti was prohibited from possessing firearms. Despite that restriction, the defendant arranged to have a semi-automatic handgun mailed to him from Texas. On June 28, 2018, Alberti picked up the package containing the firearm at a FedEx Shipping Center in Rochester. The defendant utilized an Uber to travel to FedEx. After obtaining the package, the defendant returned to the Uber and asked the driver to take him to a Walmart so he could purchase rounds of ammunition. After arriving at the Walmart, the Uber driver called 911 and officers recovered the firearm.   

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by Greece Police Department, under the direction of Chief Patrick D. Phelan, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Ashan Benedict, New York Field Division.

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Updated December 3, 2018

Firearms Offenses