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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Felon Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of Firearm

BOISE – Donovan Langford, 45, of California, pleaded guilty yesterday to unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Donovan was indicted by a federal grand jury in Boise on March 8, 2016.

According to the plea agreement, on February 1, 2016, Donovan knowingly possessed a twenty-gauge shotgun while in McCall, Idaho.  Langford was prohibited from possessing firearms due to a 2004 burglary conviction in California. 

The charge of unlawful possession of a firearm is punishable by up to ten years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, three years supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

Sentencing is set for October 4, 2016, before Senior United States District Judge Edward J. Lodge, at the federal courthouse in Boise.

The case was investigated by the Idaho State Police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Drug Enforcement Administration as well as the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) which includes the cooperative law enforcement efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Drug Enforcement Administration; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation; and U.S. Marshals Service.  The OCDETF program is a federal multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional task force that supplies supplemental federal funding to federal and state agencies involved in the identification, investigation, and prosecution of major drug trafficking organizations.

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Updated July 7, 2016