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Northern District of New York

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Amsterdam Man Sentenced for Attempting to Transfer Obscene Material to a Minor

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Neil Giraldi, age 65, of Amsterdam, New York, was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for attempting to transfer obscene material to a minor.   

The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Antoinette T. Bacon and Nicholas B. Boshears, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  

In pleading guilty, Giraldi admitted to sending sexually explicit messages and multiple pictures of his penis to an undercover FBI agent posing as a 13-year-old child on a social media application. 

In addition to the prison sentence, Senior United States District Judge Norman A. Mordue sentenced Giraldi to a 3-year term of post-release supervision.

This case was investigated by the FBI and its Child Exploitation Task Force, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel Williams.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated June 9, 2021