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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Richard S. Hartunian
, United States Attorney
Contact: Elizabeth Coombe

Felon Convicted of Illegally Possessing Handgun and Ammunition

ALBANY, NEW YORK – A federal jury in Albany convicted VINCENT JACKSON, age 34, of Brooklyn and Albany, New York, today of illegally possessing a Diamondback DB-9 nine-millimeter pistol and 47 rounds of nine-millimeter ammunition after a four-day trial, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Acting Special Agent in Charge James S. Higgins of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

JACKSON faces a maximum sentence of imprisonment of ten years, a maximum fine of $250,000, and a three-year term of supervised release.  JACKSON, who is remanded, will be sentenced on April 1, 2015 by United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino.

The evidence presented at trial showed that JACKSON, a convicted felon, kept the fully-loaded DB-9 pistol and ammunition in his Albany apartment.  JACKSON was on supervised release in connection with a prior federal drug felony when federal probation officers discovered the firearm and ammunition in JACKSON’s bedroom on September 11, 2013.  Two cellular phones recovered from JACKSON’s bedroom, both used by JACKSON, contained photographs of the DB-9 pistol found in the bedroom, as well as text messages discussing the DB-9 pistol and other firearms.

This prosecution resulted from an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, with the assistance of the Albany Police Department, and the United States Probation Office for the Northern District of New York.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Wayne A. Myers.


New York Field Division