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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Glens Falls Felon Sentenced to 41 Months for Firearm and Ammunition Possession

ALBANY, NEW YORK – George M. Allen, age 39, of Glens Falls, New York, was sentenced today to 41 months in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition as a felon.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; Special Agent in Charge Ashan M. Benedict of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), New York Field Office; and New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II.

As part of his plea, Allen admitted possessing a loaded Mossberg shotgun in his vehicle during a traffic stop by New York State Police on August 1, 2016 in Queensbury.  Allen also had 5 shotgun shells in his pocket.  Allen is prohibited from possessing the firearm and ammunition because of prior felony convictions.

Senior United States District Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. also imposed a 3-year term of supervised release, to begin after Allen is released from prison. 

This case was investigated by ATF and the New York State Police, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Collyer.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated May 23, 2018