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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Schenectady Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Crack Cocaine

ALBANY, NEW YORK – William Hale, a/k/a “Man,” age 44, of Schenectady, New York, pled guilty today to distributing crack cocaine.

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

Hale admitted that he distributed more than 28 grams of cocaine base (a/k/a crack cocaine) on November 18, 2016. 

Hale faces at least 10 years and up to life in prison, as well as a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of at least 8 years and up to life, when he is sentenced by Senior United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe on September 10, 2018.  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, which includes FBI Special Agents and members of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, including the Schenectady Police Department.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 17, 2018