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Former Erie Man Sentenced to 7+ Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Gun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 12, 2014

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 80 months in prison on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Michael Jerod Manning, 23.

According to information presented to the court, Manning possessed a firearm while being a convicted felon.

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

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

According to Mr. Hickton, this case is being prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and communities to prevent, deter, and prosecute gun crime.

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