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Medford Felon Sentenced to 10 Years Federal Prison for Possessing Firearm

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MEDFORD, OREGON— On Monday, October 20, 2014, Senior U.S. District Judge Owen M. Panner sentenced Dennis William Lee, 45, of Medford, Oregon, to 10 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sanchez will be on three years of supervised release after he completes his prison term. Lee’s 10-year sentence is the maximum allowed under federal law.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

California Man Sentenced to 137 Months for Possession of Counterfeit Access Devices and Firearm Possession

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BOISE – Lajai Lamar Pridgette, 29, of Sacramento, California, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 137 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possessing counterfeit access devices; possession of counterfeit access device making equipment; possession of a firearm by a prohibited person; and transportation of a stolen vehicle, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. United States District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Pridgette to pay $13,709.16 in restitution, as well as forfeiture of contraband and property.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Felon Sentenced to 41 Months for His Role in a Firearms Straw Purchasing/Trafficking Investigation

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EUGENE, Ore. – On October 1, 2014, Charles Thornton, 39 years old, of Patterson, California, was sentenced by U.S. District Chief Judge Ann Aiken to 41 months in federal prison for his role in a firearms straw purchasing and trafficking investigation. Upon his release from prison, Thornton will be on supervised release for three years.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Federal Defendant Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison After Being Convicted on Drug Charge

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PORTLAND, Ore. – Lawrence Orlando Lee, 36, of Portland, Oregon, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for intent to distribute methamphetamine.  At sentencing, the Court found that Lee qualified as a “Career Offender.”  Following his federal prison sentence, Lee will be required to serve eight years of supervised release, which includes a condition prohibiting him from associating with any known gang members.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Mexican National Sentenced for Drug Trafficking and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime

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BOISE –Jose Luis Rodriguez-Nava, 26, a Mexican National, was sentenced to 84 months in prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Rodriguez-Nava to serve three years of supervised release following his release from prison. It is anticipated that he will be deported following his release from prison.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

State Line Defendant Sentenced for Meth Distribution and Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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BOISE – Christian Robert Michael Paradis, 34, of the State line area—at various times a resident of New Plymouth, Fruitland and Payette, Idaho, and Ontario, Oregon—was sentenced to 72 months in prison for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. United States District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Paradis to serve five years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service following his release from prison.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Bombing of District Attorney's Office Results in Federal Prison Sentence

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MEDFORD, Ore. – Alan Leroy McVay, 47, of Medford, Oregon was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison by Senior U.S. District Judge Owen M. Panner after his conviction for malicious destruction of property by explosion for the bombing of the Jackson County District Attorney’s Office. The court also ordered McVay to pay $14,854.20 in restitution to Jackson County for the damage to the District Attorney’s office.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Offender With More Than 30 Prior Felony Convictions Sentenced To 25 Years In Prison As An Armed Career Criminal

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A former Washington State Prison inmate who led a tax fraud scheme from prison, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to 25 years in prison for illegal possession of firearms, explosives and ballistic vests, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.  KENNETH RANDLE DOOR, 44, has more than 30 felony convictions over the last three decades and was found to be an Armed Career Criminal by U.S. District Judge Ronald B.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Two Rupert Methamphetamine Traffickers Sentenced to Prison

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POCATELLO – Lloyd Elmo Gale, 53, and Linda Rae Westmoreland, 51, both of Rupert, Idaho, were sentenced to federal prison today for trafficking methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Gale was sentenced to serve 87 months imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Gale to forfeit cash proceeds in the amount of $100,000. Gale pleaded guilty on May 28, 2014, to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Portland Gang Associate Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison After Being Convicted on Federal Gun Charge

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PORTLAND, Ore. – August 11, 2014, Eddie Ray Strickland, Jr., 35, of Portland, Oregon, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after he was convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm and the Court finding that he qualified as an Armed Career Criminal. Following his federal prison sentence Strickland will be required to serve three years of supervised release, which includes a condition prohibiting the defendant from associating with any known gang members.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Caldwell Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Possessing a Sawed-Off Shotgun

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BOISE – Anthony Michael Payment, 21, of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 60 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing an unregistered firearm, a sawed-off shotgun, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Payment to forfeit the firearm and ammunition involved in the offense.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Florida Resident Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Violent Crimes Linked To Debt Dispute

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A Florida resident who threatened family members over a $20,000 debt and used firebombs to torch one home and threaten another, was sentenced today to fifteen years in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan. SANG NGOC UNG, 54, of Margate, Florida pleaded guilty in April 2014 to Collection of Extension of Credit by Extortionate Means, Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering Activity, Unlawful Possession of a Destructive Device and Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Coos Bay Man Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to being an Armed Career Criminal

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EUGENE, Ore. – Christopher Michael Morgan, 41, a resident of Coos County, Oregon, appeared before United States District Court Chief Judge Ann Aiken on July 29, 2014 and pled guilty to being an armed career criminal. Morgan, a felon, admitted possessing a loaded .45 caliber pistol in a woman’s restroom at Mingus Park in Coos Bay, Oregon, at 1:30 am on June 18, 2013.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Man Sentenced to 40 Months for Unlawful Gun Possession

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POCATELLO B Joseph Raymond Haycock, 59, formerly of Salmon, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday to 40 months in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Haycock to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term. Haycock pleaded guilty to the charge in April 2014.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Felon and Illegal Alien Sentenced for Possessing a Firearm

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BOISE – Raul Valencia-Hernandez, 51, of Palmdale, California, was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Valencia-Hernandez to forfeit the firearm involved in the offense. Valencia-Hernandez pleaded guilty to the charge on May 12, 2014.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Boise Man Sentenced for Unlawfully Possessing Ammunition

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BOISE – Michael Sean Crist, 46, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 44 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for unlawfully possessing ammunition, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Crist to forfeit the firearm and ammunition involved in the offense.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Eugene Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years In Federal Prison for Possessing a Firearm

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EUGENE, Ore. – On June 18, 2014, Dean Allen Fleury, 52, of Eugene, Oregon, was sentenced by U.S. District Chief Judge Ann Aiken to 15 years in federal prison for unlawful possession of a firearm. Upon his release from prison, Fleury will be on supervised release for five years.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Wasilla Resident Pleads Guilty to Possessing Unregistered Silencer and Killing a Moose in Denali National Park

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Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that Wasilla resident James C. Riggs plead guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Sharon L. Gleason to possessing an unregistered silencer and for killing a bull moose in Denali National Park in 2012.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Allegra

K-9 Allegra came to ATF from the Guiding Eyes for The Blind program, and completed her 16-week training program as an Explosives Detection Canine (EDC) with ATF. She and her handler work many interesting investigations and assist local, state and other federal agencies with their investigations. On a recent investigation, Special Agent Canine Handler (SACH) Cheryl Bishop and K-9 Allegra responded to a request for assistance from the ATF Seattle Gun Group regarding a vehicle arriving by ferry from Alaska suspected of containing AK-47 firearms being transported to Mexico.

Last Reviewed April 10, 2015

Gang Member Sentenced to 84 Months in Prison for Drug Charges

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BOISE – U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced today that Anthony Rennie Jones, 29, of Nampa, Idaho, was sentenced to 84 months in prison followed by four years of supervised release for distribution of methamphetamine. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge sentenced Jones at the federal courthouse in Boise. Jones, a documented member of a criminal gang, pleaded guilty to the charges on January 15, 2014.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Sunnyside Man Sentenced to 174 Months in Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking

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Spokane – Michael C. Ormsby, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Trinidad Jesus Suarez, age 26, of Sunnyside, Washington, was sentenced for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Senior United States District Court Judge Edward F. Shea sentenced Suarez to a 174 month term of imprisonment, to be followed by a 60 month term of court supervision upon release from Federal prison.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Grants Pass Armed Career Criminal Sentenced To 20 Years In Federal Prison

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MEDFORD, Ore. - On Monday, May 12, 2014, Senior U.S. District Judge Owen M. Panner sentenced Christopher Darrell Joseph Sage, 49, of Grants Pass, Oregon, to 20 years in federal prison, after he previously pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Sage will be on supervised release for five years after he completes his prison sentence.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Seattle Police and ATF Sieze Cache of Guns in Magnolia Home

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The tenant who rented the basement of a home in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood, and his heroin supplier, have both been charged with gun and drug crimes after selling heroin and a firearm to a person working with law enforcement, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.  At the time of the arrests last week, law enforcement seized a dozen weapons including a Mac-11 submachine gun and silencer.  JORGE CARLOS CAMPS, 34, made his initial appearance in U.S.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

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