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Moravia Man Sentenced to 41 Months for Unlawfully Possessing a Short-Barreled Rifle

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

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK –Duane Hollenbeck, age 54, of Moravia, New York, was sentenced today to serve 41 months in federal prison for possessing an unregistered short-barreled rifle.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman, Janeen DiGuiseppi, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and New York State Police Acting Superintendent Steven A. Nigrelli made the announcement. 

As part of his previously entered guilty plea, Hollenbeck admitted to possessing an unregistered AR-15 style American Tactical rifle. The rifle, which had a barrel length of less than 16 inches, was not registered to the defendant in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, as required by federal law.

Chief United States District Judge Brenda K. Sannes also sentenced Hollenbeck to a 3-year term of supervised release, to begin after his imprisonment.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), and the New York State Police, with assistance from the Chenango County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey J. L. Brown prosecuted the case.

Updated July 21, 2023

Firearms Offenses