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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Schenectady Man Sentenced to 67 Months on Firearms Charges

He Illegally Possessed and Sold Three Guns in Schenectady and Possessed Ammunition in the Bronx

NEW YORK – Keeshawn Nesbitt, a/k/a Keesshawn A. Nesbitt, a/k/a Big Homie, age 37, of Schenectady, New York, was sentenced today to 67 months in prison for unlawfully possessing three firearms and ammunition.

The announcement was made by Acting 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.

The sentence arose out of three separate incidents in which Nesbitt, who was legally prohibited from possessing firearms because of prior felony convictions, unlawfully possessed and sold firearms in Schenectady and unlawfully possessed ammunition in the Bronx. Specifically, on May 2, 2014, Nesbitt unlawfully possessed and sold two firearms, a Springfield Armory, Model XD, .40-caliber pistol and a Raven Arms Model MP25, .25-caliber pistol, and on May 14, 2014, Nesbitt unlawfully possessed and sold a Norinco Model 54-1, .762-caliber pistol in Schenectady. On March 8, 2015, Nesbitt unlawfully possessed seven 9-millimeter ammunition cartridges in the Bronx.

Nesbitt pled guilty to the Bronx conduct on July 7, 2016 and to the Schenectady conduct on March 15, 2017. The Bronx case was brought by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and was transferred to the Northern District of New York to be resolved with the Schenectady case.

Senior United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn also imposed a 3-year term of supervised release, which will start after Nesbitt is released from prison.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Schenectady Police Department, the Schenectady County District Attorney’s Office, and the New York City Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sean O’Dowd in the Northern District of New York and Assistant United States Attorney David Zhou in the Southern District of New York.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated August 3, 2017