Albany man pleads guilty to aggravated identity theft and drug charges | USAO-NDNY


ALBANY, NEW YORK – Matthan Carroll, 36, of Albany, pleaded guilty today to distributing methamphetamine, forging government identification documents, using another’s credentials to open a U.S. post office box and aggravated identity theft.

The announcement was made by US attorney Carla B. Freedman; Matthew Scarpino, Acting Special Agent for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Buffalo Field Office; and Ketty Larco-Ward, postal inspector in charge of the Boston branch of the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS).

Carroll admitted to selling a total of 277.41 grams of methamphetamine and sending some of that methamphetamine through the US mail. Carroll also admitted to opening a Clifton Park post office box – using other people’s personally identifying information without their permission – in order to receive mailings of methamphetamine. He also admitted to making two fake government identification documents, one of which used another person’s personal identifying information without that person’s permission, bearing Carroll’s photograph.

Carroll faces a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison, a maximum sentence of life imprisonment and a fine of up to $10 million. The aggravated identity theft conviction carries a mandatory two-year jail term consecutive to any other jail term. The defendant also risks a probation sentence of at least 5 years and up to life. A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular law the defendant is accused of breaking, US sentencing guidelines, and other factors. Sentencing is set for June 9, 2022 in Albany, before U.S. District Chief Judge Glenn T. Suddaby.

This matter was investigated by HSI and USPIS, with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Emily C. Powers.


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