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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Southern District of Iowa

www.justice.gov/usao/ias

For Immediate Release

August 29, 2013

Nicholas A. Klinefeldt, Acting United States Attorney

Contact: Kevin VanderSchel
(515) 473-9300
kevin.vanderschel@usdoj.gov

Underwood, Iowa Resident Sentenced to 96 Months in Prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA — On August 27, 2013, Christopher A. Morresi, a 35 year–old resident of Underwood, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John A. Jarvey to ninety–six months in prison for possessing firearms after a felony conviction, announced U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Judge Jarvey also ordered Morresi to serve three years of supervised release following completion of the imprisonment. On June 7, 2013, Morresi pled guilty to being in possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The charge was the result of an investigation conducted by officers of the Council Bluffs, Iowa, Police Department after they were called to a motor vehicle with a passed–out driver on December 6, 2012. Morresi was determined to be the driver of the vehicle, and he had in his possession a firearm that was reported stolen out of Nemaha County, Nebraska. Prior to December 6, 2012, Morresi had been convicted of felony offenses in New Jersey and in Iowa.

The investigation was conducted by the Council Bluffs, Iowa, Police Department, Nemaha County, Nebraska Sheriff's Office, the Pottawattamie County Attorney's Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa.

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