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Albany Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing a Firearm as a Felon at Albany International Airport

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Josef Jarvis, age 32, of Albany, pled guilty today to unlawfully possessing a firearm as a felon at the Albany International Airport on August 16, 2021.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Janeen DiGuiseppi, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

As part of his guilty plea, Jarvis, who has prior felony convictions for racketeering and weapons offenses, admitted that he possessed a loaded handgun and ammunition while attempting to pass through a security checkpoint at Albany International Airport on August 16, 2021.

Jarvis faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of up to 3 years when Chief U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby sentences him on April 28, 2022.  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’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and the Albany County Sheriff’s Office.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Wentworth-Ping.

Updated December 9, 2021

Firearms Offenses