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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Scott C. Blader
, United States Attorney
Contact: AUSA Assigned to Case

Madison Man Chargfed with Illegally Possessing a Firearm and Ammunition

Kenneth W. House, Jr., 20, Madison, Wisconsin, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.  The indictment alleges that he possessed a loaded .380 caliber handgun on July 26, 2018.

 

 

 If convicted, House faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.   The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Madison Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Corey Stephan.

 

The indictments against Dustin Caya and Kenneth W. House, Jr. have been brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority.  In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

 

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