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Waterloo man pleads guilty to weapons charge in federal court

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David L. Brinson, a 60-year-old man from Waterloo, has pleaded guilty in a federal court to the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. The plea was announced in a news release from the office of Trini Ross, the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York.


Brinson’s arrest was a result of a joint investigation conducted by the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. State parole officers discovered a .22-caliber rifle at Brinson’s home during a home visit last September. Brinson has prior felony convictions in 2000, 2006, and 2016, and is therefore prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Katelyn Hartford is prosecuting the case and has stated that Brinson’s sentence is scheduled to take place in May. This case serves as a reminder of the severe consequences of possessing a firearm with prior felony convictions.