Skip to content
DiSanto Propane (Banner)
Home » News » Police Beat » Geneva man pleads guilty to firearm possession in federal court

Geneva man pleads guilty to firearm possession in federal court

  • / Updated:
  • Staff Report 

A Geneva resident, previously convicted of gun felonies, admitted in court to illegally possessing a rifle, facing up to 15 years in prison. The confession occurred Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Rochester, marking a significant turn in the case handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Everardo A. Rodriguez.


The arrest followed a June 23, 2023, search by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office at the individual’s home, leading to the seizure of a loaded Smith and Wesson rifle and a high-capacity magazine. The defendant, with prior gun felonies in Florida, is barred from owning firearms, highlighting the severity of the charges.

The successful plea results from collaborative efforts among the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Geneva Police Department. The case moves forward to sentencing, scheduled for June 10, underlining the legal consequences of firearm possession violations.