Nampa Man Sentenced for Possessing Sawed-off Shotgun
BOISE – Safet Miljkovic, 34, of Nampa, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 37 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possessing an unregistered firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Miljkovic to forfeit the firearm.
On April 11, 2013, Miljkovic pleaded guilty to count one of the indictment filed on December 11, 2012. At the hearing, Miljkovic admitted that on July 25, 2012, he knowingly possessed a 12-gauge slide-action shotgun with a barrel measuring less than 18 inches in length. Miljkovic’s possession of the firearm was unlawful because it was a sawed-off shotgun and was not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes. The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southwest Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit treasurevalleypartners.org.
Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is a collaborative effort by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and communities to prevent and deter gun violence.