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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Western District of Wisconsin

www.justice.gov/usao/wiw

For Immediate Release

July 17, 2012

John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney

Contact: Peter M. Jarosz
(608) 264-5158

DANE COUNTY FELON SENTENCED FOR POSSESSION OF FIREARMS

Madison, Wis.– John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Joshua Allen Schaaf, 26, Mazomanie, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to six and one-half years in prison, without parole, for the possession of firearms by a felon. Schaaf pleaded guilty to this charge on April 12, 2012.

On October 13, 2011, the residence the defendant was sharing with his girlfriend in Middleton, Wisconsin, was searched by law enforcement as part of a separate investigation. Among other things, officers located a locked safe in the defendant's bedroom containing three firearms: a .38 caliber revolver and two .380 caliber pistols. One of the firearms had been stolen from a security company in Alabama. The defendant had three prior state felony convictions and was on extended supervised release from the Dane County Circuit Court at the time of the instant offense.

The charges against Schaaf were the result of an investigation conducted by the Dane County Sheriff's Office and ATF. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter M. Jarosz.

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