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Montana Man Pleads Guilty to Felon in Possession of Firearm

March 4, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Steven Shane McCann, age 29 of Missoula, Montana appeared before Chief U.S. District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken on February 14, 2013 and pled guilty to Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 10 years’ imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine.

On May 17, 2012 McCann, a previously convicted felon, was found in possession of a firearm. The investigation was conducted by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the South Dakota Highway Patrol, and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura A. Shattuck.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for May 20, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending acceptance of this plea and sentencing.



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