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Wayne County Man Sentenced to Prison
for Illegal Firearms Purchases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2011

     The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Wayne County resident was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard P. Conaboy to serve 20 months in federal prison for making false statements in connection with the purchase of several firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer in Wayne County in 2008 and 2009.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Kevin Gallipani, age 31, formerly of Hawley, Wayne County, admitted to providing false information to a licensed firearms dealer on several occasions in 2008 and 2009. Gallipani was able to obtain eight separate firearms in this manner.

    Gallipani was indicted by a federal grand jury in May 2010, as a result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Pennsylvania State Police. Gallipani previously pleaded guilty on December 14, 2010.

     Judge Conaboy also ordered that Gallipani serve three years of supervised release following his prison sentence and pay a $400 fine and $100 special assessment.

     U.S. Attorney Smith noted that the case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. O'Hara.

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