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Pike County man sentenced for illegal purchase of firearm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2011

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a Pike County resident was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard P. Conaboy to a sentence of 5 months and 17 days time served for conspiring to make a false statement in connection with the purchase of a firearm from a federally licensed firearms dealer in Wayne County in 2008.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Roy Tigue, age 37, formerly of Paupak, Pike County, admitted to conspiring with another individual, Kevin Gallipani, age 31, formerly of Hawley, Wayne County, to provide false information to a licensed firearms dealer in December of 2008. Tigue was able to obtain a .380 caliber pistol in this manner.

     Kevin Gallipani, Roy Tigue and another individual, Raul Gerena, age 32, formerly of Allentown, were 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 regarding eight separate firearms purchases made by Gallipani in 2008 and 2009.

     Roy Tigue previously pleaded guilty on May 18, 2011.

     Senior Judge Conaboy also ordered that Tigue serve three years of supervised release, with the first six months to be spent on home confinement with electronic monitoring, and that he pay a $100 special assessment.

     Kevin Gallipani was previously sentenced by Senior Judge Conaboy to a term of 20 months in federal prison.

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

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