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

Friday, April 5, 2013

Oxford Man Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison For Illegal Gun Possession

Joseph White, 46, of Oxford, Pennsylvania was sentenced today to eight years in prison by the Honorable Stewart Dalzell for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. During the evening of April 12, 2012, Pennsylvania State Police were called to White’s home in Oxford for a domestic disturbance. Prior to this date, White was convicted in Pennsylvania on several felony charges including drug trafficking and receiving stolen property. When the troopers arrived that night, they found White in possession of a loaded .44 caliber revolver and a loaded shotgun and placed White under arrest. The troopers later returned to his home with a search warrant and seized 91 additional firearms, including a machine gun, a sawed-off shotgun, parts to a rocket launcher, and a large quantity of ammunition. White pleaded guilty January 7, 2013.

In addition to the prison term, White was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine, a $100 special assessment, and was ordered to complete three years of supervised release.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Pennsylvania State Police. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert J. Livermore.

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Updated December 15, 2014