Firearm charge gets city man years in prison

GLOVERSVILLE – A previously convicted felon and city resident was recently sentenced to more than 5 years in a federal prison based on an arrest in August 2012 for being in possession of a firearm, police said.

Angel Burgos, 39, of 95 S. Judson St., was sentenced to 67 months in a federal prison stemming from an Aug. 27, 2012, arrest in the city for violating his parole by being in possession of a firearm.

City police said they conducted a joint investigation with state Parole and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives into Burgos, a convicted felon, who was on parole and illegally possessing a loaded firearm.

Authorities said Burgos has numerous felony convictions ranging from a 2007 criminal sale of marijuana to a 1991 conviction for second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, first-degree reckless endangerment and two counts of second-degree assault in New York City resulting from a homicide investigation.

In 2007, police said, Burgos was arrested in Gloversville and eventually convicted of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, third-degree rape and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Police said once Burgos was apprehended and arrested in Gloversville, ATF agents presented the case to the US Federal Court in Albany, securing an indictment for him being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Authorities said his federal sentence commenced at the conclusion of his parole violation sentence.