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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Grant C. Jaquith
, United States Attorney
Contact: Michael Barnett

Keeseville Man Sentenced for Unlawful Gun Possession

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Kenneth R. Carte, Jr., age 27, of Keeseville, New York, was sentenced today to 12 months and 1 day in prison for possessing a firearm as a felon.


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


As part of his guilty plea on June 1, 2017, Carte admitted that on November 17, 2016, he sold a Remington Model 870 Express shotgun and a box of Remington .410 shotgun shells to another person.  At the time, he was a felon, having been convicted of criminal possession of stolen property.  Investigators also recovered from Carte’s house a loaded Remington Model 742 semi-automatic rifle.


Chief Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also sentenced Carte to 3 years of post-imprisonment supervised release.


This case was investigated by the New York State Police Troop B Gun Unit and the ATF, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Collyer.


New York Field Division