NY Man Sentenced For Gun Possession

August 23, 2018

WILKES-BARRE — A New York City man was sentenced Tuesday to serve five years in federal prison for a illegally possessing a gun in Hanover Twp. Prosecutors say Tyrone Greene, 44, was found in possession of a loaded Beretta pistol during a traffic stop on Nov. 20, 2014. Greene, a convicted felon who is barred from possessing firearms, went to trial and was convicted by a jury in October. U.S. District Court Judge A. Richard Caputo sentenced Greene on Tuesday to serve five years in prison followed by three years of probation. The case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, an initiative to reduce violent crime. — JAMES HALPIN

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