U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
District of Alaska
District of Alaska
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Kareb K, Loeffler, United States Attorney
Contact: Erin White, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney
Anchorage Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Anchorage, Alaska – United States Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced that an Anchorage man was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage to 57 months for his conviction of being felon in possession of a firearm.
On September 19, 2011, Kenneth Douglas Scott Baker, 38, a resident of Anchorage, Alaska, was sentenced by Senior United States District Judge H. Russel Holland.
According to Special Assistant United States Attorney Erin White, who prosecuted the case, Baker was found to be a convicted felon who brokered a deal to sell a stolen Ruger .44 magnum revolver to another person. Baker has a lengthy criminal history dating back to 1995, with numerous offenses involving theft, criminal trespass and harassment. His criminal history also includes two prior felony convictions for misconduct involving controlled substances, due to instances involving both the manufacturing and possession of methamphetamine. In addition to his actual criminal convictions, Baker failed numerous times to meet the requirements of his probationary supervision.
In fashioning a sentence, Judge Holland noted the serious nature of Baker’s crime, as Baker participated in the sale of a firearm in order to support his drug habit. The Court also noted the difficulty in deterring Baker’s criminal activities, due to the multiple failures to conform to the requirements of his probation officer.
Ms. Loeffler commended the ATF for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Baker. Ms. White is a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office who is funded by the Municipality of Anchorage for the purpose of prosecuting gang-related and violent crime cases.
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