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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Kansas

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Barry R. Grissom
, United States Attorney
Contact: Jim Cross

Topeka Man Who Sold Stolen Guns Sentenced to Federal Prison

TOPEKA, KAN. – A Topeka man who sold stolen guns to undercover federal agents was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. After serving his sentence, the defendant will spend three years on supervised release.

Jeremy C. Paulsen, 32, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of possessing stolen firearms. In his plea, he admitted selling three firearms – a 20 gauge shotgun, a .300 caliber rifle and a 16 gauge shotgun – to an agent of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives who was working undercover. The firearms were reported stolen in a residential burglary investigated by the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department.

Grissom commended the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Duston Slinkard for their work on the case.

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