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East Greenbush Man Arrested for Distribution of Child Pornography

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Michael Klugo, age 44, of East Greenbush, New York, was arrested on Friday, June 7 on a criminal complaint charging him with distribution of child pornography.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Craig L. Tremaroli, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), made the announcement.

The criminal complaint alleges that on or about June 6, 2024, Klugo distributed an image of child pornography over the internet.  The charges in the complaint are merely accusations.  The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Kluger was arraigned today in Albany before United States Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel, and ordered detained pending a detention hearing scheduled for Thursday, June 13.

FBI is investigating the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen J. Vickey is prosecuting the case.

Launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, Project Safe Childhood is led by United States Attorney’s offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), and is designed to marshal federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

Updated June 10, 2024

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