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Luzerne County Man Sentenced To Prison For Stolen Firearms Charge

January 9, 2013

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a Luzerne County man was sentenced by Senior United States District Court Judge James M. Munley to serve 20 months in prison for the possession and receipt of three stolen firearms.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Albert Behrmann, age 37, of Larksville, Luzerne County, was previously indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2011, after an incident in Luzerne County in which the defendant was involved in the sale of a stolen firearm to another person.

     Behrmann previously entered a guilty plea to the charge of possession and receipt of stolen firearms on April 4, 2012.

     In addition to the prison term, Judge Munley also ordered that the defendant be supervised by a probation officer for three years following his prison sentence.

     The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Luzerne County Drug Task Force, and the Kingston and Hanover Police Departments. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. O’Hara.


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