For Immediate Release
Freeport Man Sentenced to Two and a Half Years in Federal Prison for Gun Trafficking
ROCKFORD — A Freeport, Ill. man was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Kapala on a gun trafficking charge. RYAN ALAN LORING, 38, was sentencing to two and a half years in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release. Loring pleaded guilty on January 26, 2018 to transferring firearms to a convicted felon. According to the written plea agreement, on April 4, 2014, Loring purchased four firearms from a licensed dealer in Rockford. Included among those firearms were three .380 caliber pistols, which Loring then immediately transferred to an individual Loring knew was a convicted felon. Loring admitted that he purchased approximately 10 additional firearms for the same individual between March and November 2014 from licensed firearms dealers located in Rockford or Freeport. Loring admitted that he made false written statements to the licensed firearms dealers in connection with the purchases of those firearms. Loring admitted that he misrepresented on written forms that he was the actual buyer of the firearms when Loring knew that the other individual was in fact the buyer of the firearms.
The sentencing was announced by John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and Celinez Nunez, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.
The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Talia Bucci.