Schenectady County Felon Indicted for Unlawful Possession of Firearm and Ammunition

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ALBANY, NEW YORK – Jason Seminary, age 44, of Duanesburg, New York, was ordered detained today following his indictment last week for unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition on December 26, 2021.

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Guilderland Police Chief Daniel P. McNally.

The indictment charges Seminary, a previously convicted felon, with possessing a loaded Ruger .22 caliber rifle on December 26, 2021, in Schenectady County.

The charges in the indictment are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Seminary was arraigned on November 1 and, following a detention hearing held today before United States Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Stewart, ordered detained pending trial. 

This case is being investigated by the Town of Guilderland Police Department, with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) and the Town of Rotterdam Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Barnett.