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Bradford Men Charged with Distributing Explosives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 8, 2013

ERIE, Pa. - Two residents of Bradford, Pa., have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Erie on a charge of violating federal explosives laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The one-count indictment named Jarred Douglas Major, 27, and Rechelle Lea Judd, 30, as defendants.

According to the indictment, Major and Judd distributed explosive materials to a person who was not a licensee.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000, or both for each defendant. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendants.

Assistant United States Attorney Christine A. Sanner is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Bradford Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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