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Northern District of New York

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Schenectady Man Sentenced to 180 Months for Distributing Crack Cocaine

ALBANY, NEW YORK – William L. Hale, a/k/a “Man,” age 44, of Schenectady, New York, was sentenced today to 180 months for distributing crack cocaine.

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

Senior United States District Judge Gary L. Sharpe also imposed a 15-year term of supervised release, to begin after Hale is released from prison.

As part of his guilty plea, Hale admitted that he distributed more than 28 grams of cocaine base (a/k/a crack cocaine) on November 18, 2016.  This is Hale’s fifth drug felony conviction.

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 was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.

Drug Trafficking
Updated November 20, 2018