For Immediate Release
Friday, March 17, 2017
, United States Attorney
Richard S. Hartunian
Contact: AUSA Michael Barnett
Middleburgh Felon Sentenced to 27 Months for Possessing Firearm and Ammunition
Field Division: New York Field Division
ALBANY, NEW YORK – Aaron M. Bowman, age 33, of Middleburgh, New York, was sentenced today to 27 months in prison after pleading guilty to unlawfully possessing a firearm that he advertised for sale on Facebook.
The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian; Special Agent in Charge Ashan M. Benedict of the New York Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF); and New York State Police Superintendent George P. Beach II.
As part of his plea on November 3, 2016, Bowman admitted that on March 11, 2016, he possessed a Smith & Wesson model 432PD .32 caliber revolver, and ammunition for 3 types of firearms. Six months earlier, Bowman had posted photos of the same revolver to his Facebook page and offered to sell it. As a felon Bowman was prohibited from possessing the revolver and ammunition; this is his sixth felony conviction.
U.S. District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also ordered Bowman to serve 3 years of supervised release, to begin after his release from prison.
This case was investigated by the ATF and New York State Police, with the assistance of the Schoharie County District Attorney’s Office, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.