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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Boise Woman Admits Unlawfully Possessing A Firearm

BOISE – Andrea Lorraine Polisso, 36, of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court to one count of unlawfully possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.

According to information presented in court, law enforcement agents served a search warrant at Polisso’s residence on June 20, 2014. During the search, agents located a pink and silver .380 handgun in Polisso’s bedroom. When questioned about the handgun, Polisso admitted to possessing the firearm. She also admitted that she should not possess firearms due to her criminal history. Polisso is prohibited from possessing firearms because she was previously convicted of the felony crime of possessing a controlled substance on January 18, 2006, in Canyon County, Idaho.

The charge is punishable by up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release. The government is seeking forfeiture of the firearm.

Polisso is scheduled to be sentenced on February 13, 2015, by U.S. District Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and Boise Police Department’s Gang Unit. Polisso 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 treasurevalleypartners.org.

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Updated December 15, 2014