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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Topeka Man Sentenced To Federal Prison On Firearm Charge

TOPEKA, KAN. - A Topeka man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to a federal firearm charge, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Frederick L. Sanders, 41, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. Sanders was indicted by a federal grand jury May 29. The indictment alleged that on April 22, 2013, he unlawfully possessed a .45 caliber single-shot derringer pistol. At the time Sanders was prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm because he had a prior felony conviction. He was convicted June 15, 2006, in Shawnee County District Court on a charge of possession of methamphetamine.

Grissom commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Mattivi for their work on the case.

Updated December 15, 2014