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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Indiana

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Thomas L Kirsch II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Angola Man Sentenced To 93 Months In Prison

Selling Firearms To A Felon and Transporting Stolen Firearms In Interstate Commerce

FORT WAYNE – Johnathan Ladig, 33 years old, of Angola, Indiana, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Theresa L. Springmann after pleading guilty to selling firearms to a felon and transporting stolen firearms in interstate commerce, announced U.S. Attorney Kirsch.

Ladig was sentenced to 93 months in prison followed by 1 year of supervised release.

According to documents in the case, in December 2017, Ladig sold 15 stolen firearms to a confidential informant, and based upon recorded conversations, Ladig believed this individual to be a convicted felon who planned to sell the stolen firearms in Chicago.  Ladig obtained the firearms by breaking into a home in Michigan, and he brought the firearms to Indiana for the sale.        

This investigation was conducted by the ATF with the assistance of the Hillside County, Michigan, Sheriff’s Department and the Indiana State Police.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Anthony W. Geller.


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