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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Nebraska
Steven A. Russell, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Thursday, March 30, 2023

Omaha Man Sentenced to 51 Months for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that MacAnthony Gordon, 37, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Gordon to 51 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Gordon’s release from prison, he will begin a three-year term of supervised release.

On April 4, 2021, Omaha police were called to an apartment building for a report of shots fired. Arriving officers saw a man matching the suspect description sitting on the porch. The man stood up and entered the apartment building. A search of the area discovered a spent shotgun shell casing in the building’s parking lot near a vehicle with apparent fresh damage from a shotgun. Police secured the building and called out the occupants, one of which was Gordon. A search of one of the apartment units uncovered a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun in Gordon’s bedroom along with shotgun ammunition that matched the shell casing from the parking lot. During a post-arrest interview, Gordon denied the shooting but admitted to possessing the shotgun. Gordon has felony convictions for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a defaced firearm, and domestic assault 2nd degree. As a result of the felony convictions, he is prohibited from possessing firearms.

This case is part of Project Guardian, the Department of Justice’s signature initiative to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws. Initiated by the Attorney General in the fall of 2019, Project Guardian draws upon the Department’s past successful programs to reduce gun violence; enhances coordination of federal, state, local, and tribal authorities in investigating and prosecuting gun crimes; improves information-sharing by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives when a prohibited individual attempts to purchase a firearm and is denied by the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), to include taking appropriate actions when a prospective purchaser is denied by the NICS for mental health reasons; and ensures that federal resources are directed at the criminals posing the greatest threat to our communities. The United States Attorney’s Office has prosecuted this case with support from the following Project Guardian partners: the Omaha Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. For more information about Project Guardian, please see

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