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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Wisconsin

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Timothy M. O’Shea
, United States Attorney

Baraboo Man Charged With Illegally Possessing Firearm

Anthony James Wilson, 28, Baraboo, Wisconsin, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The indictment alleges that Wilson possessed a loaded .357 caliber revolver on June 3, 2021.

If convicted, Wilson faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Corey Stephan is handling the prosecution.

The indictments charging Scales and Wilson have been brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders works together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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