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Topeka Man Sentenced To Federal Prison
On Firearm Charge



Nov. 12, 2013

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.


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