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District of Arizona

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Phoenix Man Sentenced to 87 Months for Illegally Possessing Firearm on Reservation

     PHOENIX – Yesterday, Clifford Earl Jordan, 43, of Phoenix, Ariz., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan to 87 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm on the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation.  Jordan had previously pleaded guilty to felon in possession of a firearm.    


     In justifying the increased sentence, Judge Logan noted that Jordan possessed the firearm in connection with a domestic assault against a member of the Navajo Nation Indian Reservation, and he engaged in witness tampering activities designed to cause that victim to recant.    


     The investigation in this case was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution was handled by Christine D. Keller and Anthony Church, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix.


 CASE NUMBER:            CR-16-08155-PCT-SPL 

RELEASE NUMBER:    2017-093_Jordan


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Indian Country Law and Justice
Press Release Number: 
CR-16-08155-PCT-SPL / 2017-093_Jordan
Updated September 26, 2017