Manager sentenced in missing firearms case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The 54-year-old general manager of a gun manufacturer in Deep River has been sentenced to probation for violating federal firearms laws.

The Connecticut U.S. attorney’s office said Robert Brinkerhoff, of Tri-Town Plastics, was sentenced on Monday. He previously pleaded guilty to one count of failing to file a theft or loss report and one count of making false statements in a theft or loss report. Both are misdemeanors.

The judge prohibited him from working in a firearms-related business for 90 days.

Prosecutors say Brinkerhoff initially failed to report 23 missing firearms to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. When he did report them, he failed to tell the agency that he knew they had been falsely listed by employees in company records as “scrapped.”

The investigation is ongoing.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s