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Schenectady Felon Pleads Guilty to Possessing Gun

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Lawrence Giggetts, age 36, of Schenectady, New York, pled guilty today to illegally possessing a firearm. 

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Delano A. Reid, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) New York Field Division. 

As part of his plea, Giggetts admitted to possessing a Raven .25 caliber handgun with a serial number that had been defaced in an attempt to remove it.  A prior felony conviction prevented Giggetts from legally possessing a firearm. 

Giggetts 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 November 22, 2016 by Senior United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe.  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 ATF and the Schenectady Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Coffman.

Updated July 26, 2016

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