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Pulaski Man Pleads Guilty To Firearms Charge

SYRACUSE – Richard S. Hartunian, United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York, announced that Dustin L. Butchino, 21, of Pulaski, pled guilty today (May 2) in U.S. District Court in Syracuse to two counts of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

Butchino pled guilty to the two-count indictment, which charged him with possessing two 12-gauge shotguns in Oswego County during the summer of 2010 after having been convicted of a prior felony.

Both firearms were stolen in residential burglaries in Oswego County.

Sentencing is scheduled for September 6 in Syracuse.

As  to each count, Butchino faces up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000, a three-year period of supervised release and a special assessment of $100.

This case was investigated by the Oswego County Sheriffs Department, Criminal Investigation Division and U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Syracuse Office.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard R. Southwick.