Covington man sentenced for possessing, making silencers


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A Covington man has been sentenced for possessing and creating gun silencers.

U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that Robert Lyons, 34, was sentenced on Thursday for federal firearms violations.

According to court documents, on March 3, 2017, Lyons possessed firearm silencers that were not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.

He also made firearm silencers without obtaining prior approval from the federal government or paying the requisite tax, according to the report.

U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced Lyons to 12 months and one day in prison, followed by two years of supervised release.

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