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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Illinois

For Immediate Release

Friday, December 8, 2017
Thomas L. Kirsch, II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Ryan Holmes

Michigan Man Sentenced

For Being A Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

SOUTH BEND - The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, Thomas L. Kirsch II, announced that Rashawn Moffitt, age 31, of Niles, Michigan, was sentenced before South Bend District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. for possessing a firearm by a convicted felon.

Moffitt was sentenced to 54 months imprisonment followed by two (2) years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, On May 8, 2017, South Bend Police encountered Rashawn Moffitt in a parking lot as he got out of the driver’s seat of a car. On the driver’s floorboard of that car was a loaded handgun with an extended magazine.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the South Bend Police Department. The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Gabrielse.

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