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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, March 10, 2016
Richard S. Hartunian
, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA Michael Barnett

Schenectady Man Indicted for Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm and Ammunition

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Edwin Ferrer, age 42, of Schenectady, New York, was arraigned today on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and six rounds of ammunition. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Delano A. Reid, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) New York Field Division.

The indictment alleges that on December 18, 2015, Ferrer possessed a Smith & Wesson Model 41, .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol, with a defaced serial number, and six rounds of ammunition.

The charge in the indictment is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The charge filed against Ferrer carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of supervised release of up to three years. 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.

Ferrer was arraigned today in Albany before United States Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel, and detained pending a trial scheduled for May 9, 2016 in Syracuse before United States District Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr.

This case is being investigated by the ATF and the Schenectady Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rick Belliss.

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Field Division: New York Field Division