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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of South Dakota

For Immediate Release

Friday, December 19, 2014
Brendan V. Johnson
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ace Crawford

California Man Sentenced for Possession of an Unregistered Firearm

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Fontana, California, man convicted of Possession of an Unregistered Firearm was sentenced on December 16, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Gregorio Aguirre, age 26, was sentenced to 24 months in custody, 3 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Aguirre pled guilty to the charge on August 22, 2014. The charge related to Aguirre knowingly being in possession of an unregistered, sawed-off Remington .22 caliber rifle when he was pulled over by the South Dakota Highway Patrol on April 12, 2014.

This case was investigated by the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

Aguirre was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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