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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 16, 2017
Grant C. Jaquith
, United States Attorney
Contact: Michael Barnett

Albany Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing Firearm

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Kewon D. Johnson, age 24, of Albany, pled guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm.


The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF).


As part of his plea, Johnson admitted that on July 27, 2017, while in Troy, he possessed a Glock .40 caliber semiautomatic pistol.  Johnson was prohibited from possessing the pistol because he had two prior felony convictions.


At sentencing on March 12, 2018, Johnson faces up to 10 years in prison and up to 3 years of post-imprisonment supervised release.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the United States Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.


This case was investigated by the ATF, Albany Police Department, and Troy Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Coffman.

New York Field Division