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Boise Man Sentenced For Unlawfully Possessing Ammunition

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

BOISE – Michael Sean Crist, 46, of Boise, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 44 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for unlawfully possessing ammunition, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Crist to forfeit the firearm and ammunition involved in the offense.

According to the plea agreement, Crist possessed 555 rounds of ammunition on September 5, 2012. The ammunition was discovered when parole officers searched Crist’s residence. The parole officers also located a .22 semiautomatic pistol. Crist is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition because of previous felony convictions including: possessing a controlled substance with the intent to deliver and unlawful possession of a firearm in Ada County in 2004, and delivery of marijuana in Ada County in 1993. Crist pleaded guilty to the charge on April 24, 2014.

The case was investigated by the Idaho Department of Probation and Parole, Meridian Police Department, and the Treasure Valley Metro Violent Crimes Task Force. The Metro Task Force is comprised of federal, state and local agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Boise Police Department; Ada County Sheriff’s Office; Caldwell Police Department; Nampa Police Department; Meridian Police Department; Canyon County Sheriff’s Office; and Idaho Department of Probation and Parole.

Crist is being prosecuted by the Special Assistant U.S. Attorney hired by the Treasure Valley Partnership and the State of Idaho to address gang crimes. The Treasure Valley Partnership is comprised of a group of elected officials in southwest Idaho dedicated to regional coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on creating coherent regional growth. For more information, visit

Updated December 15, 2014