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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Minnesota
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For Immediate Release

April 1, 2013

B. Todd Jones, United States Attorney

Jeanne F. Cooney
Director of Community Relations
(612) 664-5611

St. Paul felon sentenced for possessing a .38-caliber pistol

MINNEAPOLIS – Earlier today in federal court, a 32-year-old St. Paul felon was sentenced for possessing a .38-caliber, semi-automatic pistol. United States District Court Judge David S. Doty sentenced Jose Antonio Caban to 84 months in prison on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Caban was indicted on July 16, 2012, and pleaded guilty on September 18, 2012.

In his plea agreement, Caban admitted that on June 6, 2012, a police officer found him in possession of a firearm at a bar in St. Paul. Because he is a felon, Caban is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms at any time. He was previously convicted in Ramsey County in 2011 for terroristic threats.

This case was the result of an investigation by the St. Paul Police Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard A. Newberry.