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Franklinville man with long record pleads guilty to gun charge

A Franklinville man with a record of convictions going back more than 30 years has pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Salvatore Faliero, 53, faces a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he returns for sentencing Oct. 26. He also pleaded guilty to violation of supervised release, which could carry an additional two years in prison.

State Police arrested Faliero after a series of incidents between Nov. 29 and Dec. 3 in which he was seen carrying a gun or shooting a gun from his car. When troopers stopped his car, they found a loaded 30-30 caliber rifle on the back seat and ammunition on the center console.

Hochul noted that Faliero was convicted on a drug possession charge in 1985, for attempted burglary in 1998 and as an accessory after the fact in 2009. He also was convicted on charges stemming from a break-in at the Ischua Valley Country Club in 2001.

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