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Milwaukee Man Indicted for Firearm Offense in Village of Fox Crossing

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

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger announced that on July 10, 2018, a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against a man allegedly involved in a firearms offense in the Village of Fox Crossing in Winnebago County. The indictment named Nicholas O. Nelson (age: 35) of Milwaukee. The indictment charged Nelson with being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, 922(g) (1).  If convicted, Nelson faces a maximum of 10 years’ imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, and up to 3 years of supervised release.

According to the indictment, on or about February 26, 2017, while at a location in the Village of Fox Crossing, Nelson possessed a 40-caliber semiautomatic handgun. Nelson was prohibited from possession of firearms at the time of the incident.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhood initiative. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a federal, state, and local law enforcement collaboration to identify, investigate, and prosecute individuals responsible for violent crimes in our neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods’ strategy brings together all levels of law enforcement and community resources to reduce violent crime and improve the quality of life in all our neighborhoods.

The Fox Crossing Police Department investigated the case, with assistance from the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Maier.

An indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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For additional information contact:

Public Information Officer Dean Puschnig, 414-297-1700

Updated July 16, 2018