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Parker Man Sentenced for Illegally Possessing a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Last week, Michael John Dean Nopah, 42, of Parker, Arizona, was sentenced by United States District Judge John J. Tuchi to 70 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Twenty-five months of Nopah’s federal sentence was ordered to run consecutive to a California sentence he is currently serving. Nopah previously pleaded guilty to Felon in Possession of a Firearm.

On April 24, 2020, in Parker, Arizona, Nopah was found in possession of a Glock model 30S, .45 caliber pistol capable of accepting a large capacity magazine. Nopah is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.

The FBI and CRIT Police Department conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christina J. Reid-Moore, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.


CASE NUMBER:            CR-21-00546-PHX-JJT
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022- 149_Nopah

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Updated August 26, 2022

Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 2022- 149_Nopah