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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of New York
For Immediate Release
Carla B. Freedman, United States Attorney
www.justice.gov/usao-ndny
Thursday, July 28, 2022

Coxsackie Felon Indicted for Illegally Possessing AR-15

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Shawn Ubrich, age 50, of Coxsackie, New York, was arraigned today on a charge of illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. 

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman; John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF); and Kevin Bruen, Superintendent of the New York State Police. 

According to the indictment, Ubrich, a convicted felon, possessed an AR-15 rifle in Greene County, New York, on October 5, 2021. The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Ubrich was arraigned today in Albany, before United States Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel, and held in custody pending a detention hearing scheduled for July 29.

The charge against Ubrich carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of up to 3 years. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and other factors.

This case is being investigated by ATF and the New York State Police, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin S. Clark.

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