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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, June 26, 2023
Carla B. Freedman
, United States Attorney

Troy Man Sentenced to 20 Months for Unlawfully Possessing a Short-Barreled Rifle

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Curtis D. Black, Jr., age 32, of Troy, New York, was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for possessing an unregistered short-barreled rifle.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman; John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and Troy Police Chief Daniel DeWolf made the announcement.

As part of his previously entered guilty plea, Black, Jr. admitted to possessing an unregistered PA-15 Multi-Caliber Palmetto State Armory rifle. The rifle, which had a barrel length of less than 16 inches, was not registered to the defendant in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, as required.

United States District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby also sentenced Black, Jr. to a 3-year term of supervised release, to begin after his imprisonment.

ATF and Troy Police investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen J. Vickey and Joshua Rosenthal prosecuted the case.

New York Field Division