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Repeat Offender Pleads Guilty To Gun And Drug Charges

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

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE: (716) 843-5817
FAX #: (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Shaiquan Moran-Stenson, 23, of Lewiston, Maine, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of marijuana. The charges carry a maximum penalty of 13 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Katelyn Hartford, who is handling the case, stated that on July 8, 2019, Moran-Stenson, a three-time convicted felon, was found in possession of marijuana as well as a .22 caliber revolver loaded with five rounds of ammunition following a traffic stop in Rochester’s Marketview Heights neighborhood. As a convicted felon, Moran-Stenson is prohibited from legally possessing firearms. This is the defendant’s fourth felony conviction – his second gun felony, and his third drug felony.

The plea is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Violent Crime Task Force, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito, New York Field Division; the Rochester Police Department, under the direction of Chief La’Ron Singletary.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 12, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. before Judge Siragusa.

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Updated December 5, 2019

Firearms Offenses