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July 21, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE MAN SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS IN PRISON FOR BEING
A FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
BALTIMORE, Maryland - Anthony M. Lucas, age 34, of Baltimore was sentenced today to 8 years in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to the statement of facts presented at his guilty plea on January 23, 2006, Lucas requested a woman to purchase a firearm on his behalf on December 3, 2001. At the time of the purchase, Lucas was a convicted felon and could not lawfully purchase or possess a firearm. After the purchase of the firearm, the woman transferred it to a third person on December 3, 2001. Lucas asked the third person to hold the firearm for him and the third person was subsequently arrested in possession of the firearm.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Baltimore City Police Department for their investigative work in this case. Mr. Rosenstein also praised Assistant United States Attorneys Debra L. Dwyer and George L. Russell, III, who prosecuted the case.
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