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Albany Felon Charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Saul McDuffie, age 32, of Albany, was indicted yesterday on a charge of unlawfully possessing a firearm as a felon.  The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; Kevin Kelly, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); and Chief Eric Hawkins of the Albany Police Department. 

The indictment alleges that McDuffie, a felon, possessed a Taurus handgun in Albany on October 28, 2019.  The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of up to 3 years.  

The charge in the indictment is merely an accusation.  The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

McDuffie was arraigned today in Albany before United States Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel, and detained pending a trial before Chief United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby.

This case is being investigated by the Albany Police Department and HSI, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Cyrus P.W. Rieck and Rachel L. Williams. 

Updated February 15, 2020

Firearms Offenses