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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of New York
Carla B. Freedman, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Schenectady Felon Sentenced for Firearms Possession

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Larry Peterkin, age 46, of Schenectady, New York, was sentenced yesterday to 46 months in prison for the unlawful possession of a firearm. United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), made the announcement.

Peterkin admitted that on November 14, 2021, he possessed a 9mm Springfield Armory pistol and a .25 caliber Raven Arms MP25 pistol with a partially obliterated serial number, while driving in Rotterdam, New York. At the time, Peterkin had several prior felony convictions, including for second-degree manslaughter; third-degree criminal possession of a weapon; and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. Under federal law, those convictions prevented Peterkin from lawfully possessing the firearms.

Chief United States District Judge Brenda K. Sannes also ordered Peterkin to serve a 3-year term of supervised release when he is released from prison.

ATF and the Rotterdam Police Department investigated this case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Dustin Segovia prosecuted this case.

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