Brothers Charged in Separate Firearm Indictments

March 21, 2013 Updated Mar 21, 2013 at 9:00 PM EDT

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Brothers Charged in Separate Firearm Indictments

March 21, 2013 Updated Mar 21, 2013 at 9:00 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW Release) - According to Assistant U.S. Attorney George Burgasser, Kevin Zimmerman, 23, and his brother, Jeffrey Zimmerman, 29, both of Cheektowaga, are charged in separate indictments with being an armed career criminal in possession of a firearm.

The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years in prison.

According to previously filed complaints, the brothers were in possession of stolen firearms after being convicted of violent felonies which they then sold to local gun shops.