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Plattsburgh Man Sentenced to 30 Months for Unlawful Possession of Firearm

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

PLATTSBURGH, NEW YORK – Thomas Caves, age 28, of Plattsburgh, New York, was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm as a felon. 

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Matthew Scarpino, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), made the announcement.

In previously pleading guilty, Caves admitted that he coordinated with a straw purchaser in Vermont to acquire a firearm, knowing that he could not legally possess a firearm.  At the time the defendant possessed the firearm, he was on parole supervision for a burglary conviction from the State of Connecticut.

United States District Judge David N. Hurd also ordered that Caves serve a 3-year term of supervised release following his release from prison

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Stitt.

Updated February 17, 2023

Firearms Offenses