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Oshkosh Man Sentenced in Green Bay Federal Court for Illegal Firearm Possession

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

United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on January 3, 2022, Kenneth A. Wright, (age: 35) of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 57 months in federal prison by Senior United States District Judge William C. Griesbach for possessing a firearm following a conviction for a felony.

According to court filings,, officers with the Oshkosh Police Department obtained and executed a search warrant at Wright’s residence in December of 2020.  The execution of the search warrant led to the recovery of a .380 Bursa firearm possessed by Wright.. At the time, Wright had previously been convicted of two felony drug distribution offenses. As a convicted felon, he is prohibited from legally possessing a firearm.

At sentencing, , Judge Griesbach noted the “very serious nature of the crime,” noted the defendant’s serious criminal record, and a need to protect the community from such firearm violations.  In addition to the 57-month prison sentence, he ordered Wright to spend three years on supervised release upon his discharge from federal prison.

This case was investigated by the Oshkosh Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.


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Updated January 3, 2022