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Tulsa Man Sentenced To 60 Months For Firearm Possession

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 10, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that JOSEPH TRAVIS FARMER, age 25, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release in federal court today for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).

Charges arose from an investigation by and the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Department. The defendant was indicted in November, 2012 and was found guilty by a jury in January, 2013.

The evidence presented at trial proved that on or about June 27, 2012, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessed in and affecting commerce, the following firearm; one Rossi .357 caliber revolver and said firearm had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the trial and today’s sentencing. The defendant will remain in custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the federal prison at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Waters represented the United States.

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