Earlton man sentenced on federal weapon's charges

Robert Twiss Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of a Rifle

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Robert Twiss, 59, of Earlton, New York, was sentenced today to time served (approximately five months) for possessing a firearm as a felon.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Vadim D. Thomas, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

As part of his March 20, 2017 guilty plea, Twiss admitted that on October 24, 2016, he possessed a Plainfield M-1, Model 41 semi-automatic rifle on his residential property in Earlton.

Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy also imposed a three-year term of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Belliss.

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