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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Carla B. Freedman
, United States Attorney

Coxsackie Felon Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing AR-15

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Shawn Ubrich, age 50, of Coxsackie, New York, pled guilty today to illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman; John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and Steven A. Nigrelli, Acting Superintendent of the New York State Police.

Ubrich, a convicted felon, admitted that he possessed an AR-15 in Greene County, New York on October 5, 2021, and agreed to forfeiture of the firearm.

Ubrich faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of up to 3 years when he is sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Brenda K. Sannes on April 27, 2023. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors.

This case is being investigated by ATF and the New York State Police, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin S. Clark.

New York Field Division