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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Richard S. Hartunian
, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA Michael Barnett

Middleburgh Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Possessing Firearm and Ammunition

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Aaron M. Bowman, age 33, of Middleburgh, New York, pled guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.M

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, Bowman admitted that on March 11, 2016, New York State Police and the ATF found a Smith & Wesson model 432PD .32 caliber revolver, and ammunition for 3 types of firearms, when they executed a search warrant on his Middleburgh home. Six months earlier, Bowman had posted photos of the same revolver to his Facebook page and advertised it for sale. Bowman was prohibited from possessing the revolver and ammunition due to his having four felony convictions.

Bowman faces up to 10 years in prison, and up to 3 years of post-imprisonment supervised release, when he is sentenced on March _, 2017 by U.S. District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino. 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 was investigated by the ATF and New York State Police, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.


New York Field Division