Feds: Man sentenced to prison in Albany airport security gun case

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ALBANY – An Albany man was sentenced to nearly four years in prison Thursday in a case where he had a loaded handgun while a felon and attempted to go through airport security, federal prosecutors said.

Josef Jarvis, 32, of Albany, pleaded guilty earlier to unlawfully possessing a firearm as a felon.

He admitted that he has prior felony convictions and possessed a loaded handgun and ammunition while attempting to pass through the security checkpoint at Albany International Airport before a flight last August, prosecutors said.

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Jarvis has prior felony convictions for racketeering and weapons offenses, prosecutors said.

Chief U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby imposed the sentence, along with three years of supervised release.

The case was investigated by the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Transportation Security Administration and the Albany County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander Wentworth-Ping.

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