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

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Schenectady Felon Indicted for Gun and Ammunition Possession

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Christopher L. Morgan, age 31, of Schenectady, New York, was arraigned last week on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

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

According to the indictment, on September 6, 2016, Morgan possessed a .38 caliber Colt Cobra revolver, as well as 10 rounds of .38 caliber ammunition.  The charge in the indictment is merely an accusation. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Morgan is in custody pending trial.  If convicted, Morgan faces up to 10 years in prison and up to 3 years of post-imprisonment supervised release.  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 is being investigated by the FBI and its Capital District Safe Streets Task Force, which includes FBI Special Agents and members of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, including the Schenectady Police Department and the Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

Firearms Offenses
Updated February 7, 2018