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Prison Inmate Sentenced for Possessing Weapon

November 15, 2011

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Jonathan Gordon, 39, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to 27 months in federal prison for possessing a weapon in prison. Gordon pleaded guilty to the charge on October 19, 2011.

Gordon, originally from Elburn, Ill., is incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution in Oxford, Wis. He is serving a 228-month prison term for a bank robbery he committed in Illinois in 2008. On March 30, 2011, prison officials located a homemade weapon hidden in Gordon's mattress. The weapon was made out of a piece of metal approximately 6.5 inches long, which was sharpened to a point at one end.

Judge Crabb ordered that Gordon's new sentence be served consecutively to his bank robbery sentence.

The charge against Gordon was the result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Prisons. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith Duchemin.



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