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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

100 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401

Post Office Box 8970
Savannah, GA 31412

(912) 652-4422

Fax: (912) 652-4805

For Immediate Release

July 29, 2009

Edmund A. Booth, Jr., United States Attorney

(706) 724-0517

Grovetown Man Sentenced To 65 Months Imprisonment As Part Of Project Ceasefire Initiative

AUGUSTA, GA — Edmund A. Booth, Jr., United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, announced that, as part of the Project Ceasefire initiative, Michael Andrew White of Grovetown, Georgia was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by United States District Judge J. Randal Hall to 65 months imprisonment on his conviction. White had previously entered a guilty plea to Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Convicted Felon.

Booth stated that, in addition to imprisonment, White will be required to pay a $2,000 fine and a special assessment of $100. After his release from prison, White will serve three years of supervised release.

Booth explained that this case was federally prosecuted as part of the district's Project Ceasefire initiative, a program devoted to reducing gun violence by prosecuting individuals found in possession of firearms who cannot legally possess them, such as felons and drug dealers.

Booth praised the work of the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives which conducted the investigation and the efforts of Assistant United States Attorney David M. Stewart who represented the government in this prosecution.