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Troy Resident Sentenced for Machinegun Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Ahmed AlSaadi, age 19, of Troy, New York, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for possessing a machinegun.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman; Craig L. Tremaroli, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Bryan Miller, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF); and Troy Police Chief Daniel DeWolf.

During his earlier guilty plea, AlSaadi admitted that on August 2, 2023, he possessed three machinegun conversion devices and a Glock handgun that had been modified with a machinegun conversion device that allowed the Glock to shoot and function as a machinegun. AlSaadi also admitted to advertising machinegun conversion devices for sale from March to July 2023.

United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also sentenced AlSaadi to serve a 3-year term of supervised release to begin after imprisonment.

ATF, FBI and the Troy Police Department investigated the case. Assistant United States Attorney Alexander Wentworth-Ping prosecuted the case.

Updated June 20, 2024

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