May 26, 2023
GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan Mark Totten announced that Casey Richard Newman, 40, of Muskegon, Michigan was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Janet T. Neff for knowingly possessing a destructive device. Destructive devices, commonly referred to as “homemade bombs,” are illegal to possess unless registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. Newman’s destructive device was not registered as required under federal law. Judge Neff also ordered Newman to spend 3 years on supervised release after his confinement. Newman previously pleaded guilty to the offense on January 25, 2023.