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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Albany Felon Admits Unlawful Firearm Possession

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Juan A. Torres, age 36, of Albany, pled guilty today to unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition as a felon. 

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Torres admitted that on July 13, 2018, he sold a Kel-Tec 9 millimeter pistol, loaded with four rounds of Luger ammunition, in Schenectady County, New York.  Torres had two felony convictions at the time.

Torres, who is in custody, faces up to 10 years in prison, and up to 3 years of post-imprisonment supervised release, when he is sentenced on September 17, 2019 by Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case was investigated by the FBI and its Capital District Safe Streets Gang Task Force, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

Firearms Offenses
Updated May 14, 2019