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

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Greene County Felon Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Firearm

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Michael Greenholtz, age 25, of Cairo, New York, pled guilty today to illegally possessing a .22 caliber revolver as a felon. 

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

As part of his plea, Greenholtz admitted that on July 31, 2018, he sold a .22 caliber revolver to another person in Albany.  Two prior felony state convictions for burglary prevented Greenholtz from legally possessing the firearm in New York. 

Greenholtz faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of up to 3 years when he is sentenced on April 16, 2019 by Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy. 

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.

This case was investigated by the FBI and its Capital District Safe Streets Gang Task Force.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emmet O’Hanlon.

Firearms Offenses
Updated December 19, 2018