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Utica Felon Convicted of Illegally Possessing Firearm

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

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Khyri Oliver, age 32, of Utica, New York, pled guilty today to possession of a firearm by a felon.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).

In pleading guilty, Oliver admitted to possessing and firing a semi-automatic rifle at a gun range in Troy, New York, in July 2020.  Oliver was convicted of three felonies prior to possessing the rifle, including attempted robbery.

At sentencing, Oliver faces up to 10 years in prison, a 3-year term of post-release supervision, and a fine of up to $250,000.  

This case was investigated by the ATF and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ashlyn Miranda and Cyrus P.W. Rieck. 

Updated February 2, 2022

Firearms Offenses