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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Grant C. Jaquith
, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA Michael Barnett

Schenectady Man Indicted For Stealing Firearms

Accused of Stealing Firearms From Target Sports in October 2017

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Christian Roman, age 24, of Schenectady, New York, was indicted today on charges that he stole an array of firearms from a licensed firearms dealer.


The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Ashan M. Benedict, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). 


According to the indictment, on October 22, 2017, Roman stole firearms from Target Sports, Inc., a federally licensed firearms dealer in Schenectady County.  The stolen firearms included pistols, shotguns, and rifles.  The indictment further alleges that Roman possessed, concealed, and stored the stolen firearms through November 1, 2017. 


Roman is in custody and will be arraigned at a later date.  The charges in the indictment are merely accusations.  The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. 


If convicted of all charges, Roman faces up to 20 years in prison, a maximum $500,000 fine, and up to 3 years of post-imprisonment supervised release.  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 the ATF and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Wayne A. Myers and Joseph A. Giovannetti.



New York Field Division