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Albany Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Loaded Firearms as a Felon

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Steven McGill, age 49, of Albany, pled guilty on December 13 to being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. 

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).

McGill admitted that on January 9, 2019, in Troy, New York, he possessed a loaded .40 caliber pistol and a loaded .380 caliber pistol, as well as the ammunition contained within each firearm. He also admitted that he provided those firearms to another individual who sold them to a third party and returned the money to McGill.

McGill faces up to 10 years in prison, a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of up to 3 years, and a maximum fine of $250,000, when he is sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy on May 13, 2020.  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 Alicia Giglio Suarez.

Updated December 17, 2019

Firearms Offenses