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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Southern District of Iowa

For Immediate Release

April 19, 2013

Nicholas A. Klinefeldt, Acting United States Attorney

Contact: Kevin VanderSchel
(515) 473-9300

Council Bluffs, Iowa Resident Sentenced to 24 Months for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA — On April 18, 2013, Michael Fredrick Harrison, a 36 year old resident of Council Bluffs, Iowa, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge James E. Gritzner to 24 months in prison for possessing firearms after a felony conviction, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt. Chief Judge Gritzner also ordered Harrison to serve two years of supervised release when he completes his imprisonment. On October 4, 2012, Harrison pled guilty to being in possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The charge was the result of a home inspection done by the Iowa Fourth Judicial District Probation Office on November 3, 2011, at which time they located several firearms in the basement area of Harrison's home.

The investigation was conducted by the Fourth Judicial District Probation Office, the Council Bluffs, Iowa, Police Department, the Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Iowa.