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superior resident sentenced for gun crime

June 10, 2013

Madison, Wis. – John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Roger O’Brien, 51, Superior, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to two years in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a felon.  He pleaded guilty to this charge on April 11, 2013.

O’Brien was arrested after law enforcement learned that he pawned a gun at an Eau Claire gun shop and was attempting to retrieve it.  O’Brien has criminal convictions dating back to 1979.  This was his tenth felony conviction.

The charge against O’Brien was the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith P. Duchemin.


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