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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Albany Felon Sentenced to 37 Months for Unlawful Firearm Possession

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Juan A. Torres, age 36, of Albany, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, for 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).

In pleading guilty, Torres admitted that on July 13, 2018, he sold a Kel-Tec 9 millimeter pistol, and four rounds of Luger ammunition, to another person in Rotterdam, New York.  Torres had two felony convictions at the time, including a felony drug conviction for which he was sentenced to probation just weeks prior to selling the firearm on July 13, 2018.

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

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated September 11, 2019