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New Stanton Man Sentenced to Home Confinement, Probation for Enabling the Straw Purchase of a Firearm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 18, 2013

PITTSBURGH - A resident of New Stanton, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to eight months of home confinement and two years of probation on his conviction for aiding and abetting the making of false statements concerning matters within the jurisdiction of the Executive Branch of the United States, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Sergey Ozhiganov, 26.

According to information presented to the court, on or about Oct. 29, 2011, Ozhiganov aided and abetted the making of a false statement in connection with the "straw purchase" of a firearm from the Cloverleaf Gun and Sport Shop in Latrobe, Pa.

Assistant United States Attorney Eric S. Rosen prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Greensburg Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Sergey Ozhiganov.

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