East Nassau man faces felony weapon's charges

East Nassau Man Arrested for Possession of Unregistered Firearms

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Thomas E. Ozga, age 30, of East Nassau, New York, was arrested today on a charge of possessing unregistered firearms.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Kevin M. Kelly, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Buffalo Field Office.

According to the complaint, Ozga possessed multiple, unregistered firearm silencers.  The charges in the complaint are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Ozga appeared today before United States Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel, who ordered Ozga released with conditions.

If convicted, Ozga faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

This case is being investigated by HSI Office of the Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Albany, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily C. Powers.

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