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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Nicholas Vassallo
, United States Attorney
Contact: Lori Hogan, Public Information Officer

Worland Man Arraigned for Unlawful Possession of Machineguns and an Unregistered Short-Barreled Rifle

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Steven Shobert, 48, of Worland, Wyoming, was arraigned on Dec. 12 for unlawful possession of machineguns and possession of an unregistered short-barreled rifle. Shobert pleaded not guilty. A trial has been set for Feb. 15, 2024, before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl.

Shobert was detained at the request of the government and remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. If convicted, Shobert faces up to 20 years’ imprisonment with 3 years of supervised release and up to a $500,000 fine. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This crime is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan C. Coppom.

An indictment merely contains allegations, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Case No. 23-CR-00153


Denver Field Division