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Metairie Men Sentenced on Federal Firearm Violations

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

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that JOSEPH F. GAGLIANO, age 55, and DOMINICK GULLO, age 72, both from Metairie, were each sentenced today for violating federal firearm laws.   

U.S. District Judge Eldon E. Fallon sentenced GAGLIANO to 28 months imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years supervised release.  GULLO was sentenced to serve 5 months imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.

GAGLIANO pled guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of a loaded, Ruger model, .22 caliber scope-mounted rifle.  GAGLIANO and GULLO both pled guilty to being in possession of an unregistered silencer that fit the .22 caliber rifle.  The rifle and silencer, along with other evidence, was recovered from an older model Ford van occupied by both GAGLIANO and GULLO.   A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputy stopped the van on May 7, 2014, after learning the van had a stolen license plate affixed to it.  Subsequent investigation by agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, along with Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s detectives, revealed modifications to the van were made at GAGLIANO’s instruction.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for their work investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorneys William J. Quinlan, Jr. and Elizabeth Privitera were in charge of the prosecution.

Updated May 14, 2015