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District of Idaho

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Federal Jury Convicts Fort Hall Man of Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

POCATELLO - Frank R. Ish, 58, of Fort Hall, Idaho, was convicted yesterday by a federal jury in Pocatello of unlawful possession of ammunition, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Ish was charged by indictment on January 27, 2015.

According to the evidence presented at trial, on October 15, 2014, Fort Hall Police officers observed a box of 30-06 ammunition in Ish’s vehicle, during an investigation of a disturbance at Ish’s residence.  Because Ish had been previously convicted of a felony, he was prohibited from possessing ammunition under federal law. 

Sentencing is set for December 14, 2016, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.  Ish faces up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Fort Hall Tribal Police.

The case was prosecuted as part of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks to reduce gun violence in Idaho. 

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Updated September 21, 2016