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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 14, 2016

Quinton Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Firearm With Obliterated Serial Number

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today that MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER CONDI, age 38, of Quinton, Oklahoma, pled guilty to FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM, on two (2) separate occasions, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2) and 924(e)(1) and POSSESSION OF FIREARM WITH OBLITERATED SERIAL NUMBER, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(k) and 924(a)(1).

The charge arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department, the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.  The defendant was indicted in June, 2016.

The Indictment alleged that on or about January 22, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm with an obliterated serial number and ammunition, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The Indictment further alleges that on or about April 13, 2016 within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report.  Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.  The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending sentencing.

The statutory range of punishment is not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine or both.  However, if the Armed Career Criminal Act applies, the range of punishment will be not less than 15 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Updated July 15, 2016