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Bronx Man Charged with Trespassing at Albany International Airport

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Stan Johnson, age 23, of the Bronx, New York, was arraigned today on an indictment charging him with unlawfully breaching a perimeter fence, entering an unoccupied aircraft, and entering the terminal at the Albany International Airport on May 24, 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).

The charge filed against Johnson carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to 3 years.  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.

Johnson was arraigned today in Albany, before United States Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart, and ordered detained pending trial.

The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

This case is being investigated by FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Wentworth-Ping.

Updated November 17, 2021

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