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New York: Army veteran avoids prison but still vows appeal of SAFE Act convictions

by WOA Admin October 26, 2017

An Iraq War combat veteran who served seven years in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division avoided prison time and received a conditional discharge Wednesday for his three felony violations of New York State's gun control law.Simeon D. Mokhiber, 42, still plans to appeal his conviction.A Niagara County jury convicted the Niagara Falls resident of possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines, which are illegal under the state's Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013, commonly known as the SAFE Act. Police found the items in his car during a traffic stop in April 2016 in North Tonawanda.


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