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District of Idaho

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Boise Man Sentenced to Seven Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Gun Possession

BOISE –  Joshua David Gibson, 32, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge sentenced Gibson to 90 months in prison followed by 3 years supervised release.  Gibson pleaded guilty to the charge on June 28, 2016.

According to the plea agreement, Gibson admitted that on January 12, 2016, he possessed eleven firearms.  Gibson knew some of the firearms were stolen.  Gibson sold all eleven of the firearms, the magazines, and the rounds of ammunition to undercover law enforcement.  Gibson was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to a previous felony conviction for burglary.

The case was investigated by the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

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Updated September 1, 2016