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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
North Dakota

For Immediate Release

Monday, November 25, 2013
Timothy Q. Purdon
, United States Attorney
Contact: Beth Lang

Mandan Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession Charges

BISMARCK– U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Nov. 25, 2013, James A. Siegrist, a/k/a James A. Robinson, 33, Mandan, N.D., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a charge of possession of firearm by a convicted felon and a charge of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon. Siegrist was convicted of the charges by a federal jury on Aug. 28, 2013.

Judge Hovland sentenced Siegrist to seven years in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Siegrist was ordered to pay a $200 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund.

On July 25, 2012, near Glen Ullin, N.D., Siegrist was handling a .45 caliber handgun when it discharged and struck a woman in the leg. On March 19, 2013, in Mandan, N.D., Siegrist was arrested for an outstanding warrant and found to be in possession of three handguns and 94 rounds of 9mm ammunition. Two of the handguns were concealed on his body and one handgun was located in his vehicle. The Court ordered that Siegrist’s interest in all the firearms and ammunition be forfeited to the United States.

Siegrist was prohibited from possessing either a firearm or ammunition by virtue of multiple felony convictions, including possession of a controlled substance, forgery, counterfeiting, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft of property.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Morton County Sheriff’s Office and the Mandan Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Hagler prosecuted the case.



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