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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Wyoming

For Immediate Release

Monday, December 11, 2023
Nicholas Vassallo
, United States Attorney

Activity in the U.S. Attorney’s Office

CASPER, Wyo. — Justin Taylor Clayburn, age 48, of Laramie, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for making false statements to acquire a firearm. Carl Everette Holaday, age 46, of Laramie, was sentenced to 18 months for false statements to acquire a firearm and the straw purchase of a firearm for Clayburn. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl imposed the sentences on Nov. 29 in Casper.

According to court documents, agents with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) discovered multiple firearms and ammunition in Clayburn’s residence during the investigation of another crime. Clayburn is a convicted felon who is prohibited from possessing firearms. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives agents traced the purchase of firearms found in Clayburn’s residence to Holaday. Clayburn and Holiday were indicted in May and each pled guilty in September. This crime was investigated by DCI and ATF. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan C. Coppom.


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