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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Idaho

www.justice.gov/usao/id

For Immediate Release

February 7, 2013

Wendy J. Olson, United States Attorney

Contact: Pamela Bearg
(208) 334-1211
pamela.bearg@usdoj.gov

Nampa Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing a Sawed—Off Shotgun

BOISE — Kenneth Lee Morgan, 51, of Nampa, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court in Boise to possession of an unregistered firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

In court today Morgan admitted that on April 18, 2011, he was in possession of a sawed—off shotgun. According to information presented in court, the Winchester 12 gauge sawed-off shotgun was recovered by law enforcement agents after Morgan sold the shotgun to another individual.

The charge is punishable by up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years supervised release.

Sentencing is set for April 30, 2013, before the Hon. John C. Coughenour, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Washington, at the federal courthouse in Boise.

The case was investigated by the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force, a task force comprised of local and federal law enforcement agencies in the Treasure Valley. The case is being prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes. The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southwest Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit treasurevalleypartners.org.

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