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camden county, n.J., man sentenced to seven years in prison for illegal weapons possession



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January 29, 2014


 

CAMDEN, N.J. – A Camden County, N.J., man was sentenced today to 84 months in prison for illegally possessing firearms, including assault rifles and a stolen handgun, which he sold to a confidential informant, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Ashley C. Love, 39, of Lindenwold, N.J., previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count of possessing firearms and ammunition while being a previously convicted felon.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

Between October 2011 and November 2011, Love sold a confidential informant five firearms – three assault rifles (one of them, with compatible ammunition), a stolen 9mm Ruger handgun (with compatible ammunition), and a shotgun. All of the weapons and ammunition are now in the custody of law enforcement.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Bumb sentenced Love to serve three years of supervised release.

U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the ATF, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge George Belsky, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin C. Danilewitz of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Camden.

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Defense counsel: Lisa Lewis Esq., Philadelphia                                                                                                                    

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