- Feb 6, 2012
Airmont Deputy Mayor Brian Downey was charged with a buying rifle silencer off the Internet, according to the Rockland District Attorney's Office.
AIRMONT — Deputy Mayor Brian Downey was charged Thursday with 11 felony counts of illegal purchases of a rifle suppression device and other gun parts over the Internet, and investigators seized weapons at his house.
Downey, 47, a Ramapo deputy building inspector and part-time court officer, was walked out of his home by two Ramapo police officers following a joint investigation by U.S. Homeland Security and the Rockland District Attorney's Office.
Downey faces felony charges that include purchasing a rifle suppression device over the Internet. He has yet to plead to the charges, but a felony conviction would force him to leave office.