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Gloversville Man Sentenced for Dealing Firearms Without a License

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Shelley L. Bovee, age 63, of Gloversville, New York, was sentenced today to 3 years of probation for dealing firearms without a license.


The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant. C. Jaquith and Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent In Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), New York Field Division.


Senior United States District Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. also sentenced Bovee to pay a $2,000 fine and perform 50 hours of community service.


As part of his August 23, 2017 guilty plea, Bovee admitted that on three occasions in 2016, he sold a total of five firearms, including two .22 caliber rifles, a .30-30 caliber long gun, a .410 caliber shotgun, and an AR-15 variant rifle.  Bovee admitted to selling these firearms for a profit without having the required federal firearms license.


This case was investigated by the ATF and prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Jason W. White.

Updated December 8, 2017

Firearms Offenses