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Voorheesville man faces attempted kidnapping charges

James Hennesey

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— A Voorheesville man was arraigned in Albany County Court on attempted kidnapping, conspiracy and a slew of other felonies on Monday, April 23, according to police reports.

James B. Hennesey, 53, was arraigned on one count of attempted kidnapping in the first degree, one count of attempted kidnapping in the second degree, one count of conspiracy in the second degree, one count of conspiracy in the fourth degree, one count of criminal solicitation in the second degree, one count of attempted grand larceny in the second degree and one count of attempted burglary in the second degree, all felonies, according to State Police reports.

It is alleged that between Feb. 1 and April 2, Hennesey attempted to arrange for the kidnapping of a business associate for ransom and "during the period of the conspiracy Hennesey engaged in conduct with the intent to abduct the intended victim and restrain him for a period of more than 12 hours" to force the victim to procure $400,000, according to police reports.

Hennesey faces up to 25 years in state prison if convicted on the charges and remains in custody in lieu of $250,000 bail.

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