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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Richard S. Hartunian
, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA Richard Southw

Utica Man Sentenced For Possessing Firearm and Ammunition as a Convicted Felon

He Sold a Forty Caliber Pistol and Ammunition

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Harold Jones, 23, of Utica, New York, was sentenced today to serve thirty (30) months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Special Agent in Charge Ashan M. Benedict of the New York Field Office of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF).
 
As part of his previous guilty plea, Jones admitted that on April 20, 2016, he possessed and sold a Smith & Wesson model .40 caliber pistol and twelve (12) rounds of .40 caliber ammunition for $600.  Jones was prohibited from possessing the pistol and ammunition because he was convicted of prior felony offenses.
 
Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. also imposed a three (3) year term of supervised release, which will start after Jones is released from prison, and ordered him to pay a $100 special assessment.
 
This case was investigated by ATF (Syracuse Resident Office) and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey J. L. Brown.
 
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Field Division: New York Field Division