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Schenectady man sentenced on federal gun charges

Schenectady man sentenced on federal gun charges

Stems from 2 incidents in city, another in Bronx
Schenectady man sentenced on federal gun charges
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ALBANY — A 37-year-old Schenectady man was sentenced to more than five years in prison for possessing and selling weapons despite prior felony convictions, according to acting U.S. Attorney Grant Jaquith.

Keeshawn Nesbitt — also known as "Big Homie," according to the U.S. attorney's office — received a 67-month prison sentence in federal court Wednesday. District Judge Lawrence Kahn also imposed three years of supervised release after Nesbitt finishes his prison term. 

The sentence stems from three incidents in which Nesbitt possessed or sold weapons and ammunition, including two incidents in Schenectady in May 2014 and a third incident in the Bronx in March 2015. In Schenectady, Nesbitt sold three different handguns, according to federal prosecutors.

Nesbitt pleaded guilty to three incidents in the past few months. 

The case was investigated by the FBI, Schenectady and New York City police departments, and the Schenectady County District Attorney's Office. 

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