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Caldwell Man Sentenced On Gun Charge

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

BOISE – Nathan John Vert, 30, of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 57 months for unlawfully possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Vert to serve three years of supervised release and to forfeit the firearm he illegally possessed. He pleaded guilty to the charge on May 19, 2014.

According to court records, Vert unlawfully possessed a 12-gauge shotgun, which was found in Vert’s possession by Nampa Police Department officers after Vert was involved in a traffic accident. Vert is prohibited from possessing firearms because he was convicted in 2003 of delivery of a controlled substance, a felony, in Canyon County.

The case was investigated by the Nampa Police Department and 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.

The case was 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