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Albany Felon Sentenced to 46 Months for Unlawful Firearm Possession

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Luis Rivera, age 34, of Albany, was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm as a felon.

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Rivera, who has three prior felony convictions, previously admitted that on January 31, 2019, he possessed a Taurus PT 738 .380 caliber pistol.

United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also imposed a 3-year term of supervised release, to begin after Rivera’s release from prison.

This case was investigated by the ATF and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashlyn Miranda.  

Updated October 26, 2020

Firearms Offenses