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Northern District of New York

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Schenectady Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Firearm as a Felon

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Shaiquan Wright, age 21, of Schenectady, New York, pled guilty today to unlawfully possessing a firearm as a felon, announced United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF).

As part of his guilty plea, Wright admitted that on September 28, 2017, he possessed a Raven Arms, Model MP 25, .25 caliber pistol, while walking in Schenectady.  

Wright 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.  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.  Sentencing is scheduled for August 1, 2018 before Senior United States District Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr.  

This case was investigated by the ATF and Schenectady Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Belliss.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
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Updated March 8, 2018