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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Schenectady Man Sentenced for Crack Cocaine Distribution

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – James Hileman, age 29, of Schenectady, New York, was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for distributing crack cocaine.


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


Senior United States District Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. also imposed an 8-year term of supervised release, to begin after Hileman’s release from prison.


As part of his guilty plea, Hileman admitted that in March 2015, he sold more than 28 grams of crack cocaine to another person.  At the time, he had multiple, prior drug felony convictions and was on parole.


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, and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Wayne A. Myers.

Updated September 21, 2017