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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of California

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Benjamin B. Wagner
, United States Attorney
Contact: Lauren Horwood

Fresno Man Sentenced to Over 6 Years in Prison on Firearm Charge

FRESNO, Calif. — United States District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill sentenced Anthony Murua, 36, of Fresno, to six years and five months in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

According to court documents, a report was filed with the Fresno Police Department alleging that Murua was making harassing telephone calls and sending threatening text messages, including a picture of a gun. During a search of Murua’s home, a Jimenez Arms 9 mm handgun and ammunition were found in his bedroom. Murua’s prior felony convictions include domestic abuse, assault and robbery.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fresno Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Melanie L. Alsworth prosecuted the case.



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