Cairo man gets prison sentence for gun possession

Greene County Felon Sentenced to 24 Months for Illegally Possessing a Firearm

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Michael Greenholtz, age 24, of Cairo, New York, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for illegally possessing a .22 caliber revolver as a prohibited person.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith; James N. Hendricks, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); and John B. DeVito, Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Senior United States District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy also sentenced Greenholtz to 3 years of supervised release, to begin following his term of imprisonment. 

As part of his guilty plea, Greenholtz admitted that on July 31, 2018, he sold a .22 caliber revolver in Albany.  Two prior state felony convictions for burglary prevented Greenholtz from legally possessing the firearm. Greenholtz has been in custody since his arrest on September 15, 2018.

This case was investigated by the FBI, its Capital District Safe Streets Gang Task Force, and the ATF, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emmet O’Hanlon.

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