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Press Release

Annville Man Charged With Stealing And Reselling Firearms

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

     The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Jacob D. Sattazahn, age 26, of Annville, was indicted on June 5 by a federal grand jury in Harrisburg and charged with stealing firearms and possessing and selling stolen firearms.

     According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, in April 2013, Sattazahn stole 12 firearms, including five pistols, six assault rifles and a shotgun from his former employer, IWI, Inc., a Harrisburg firm which receives, stores, assembles, sells and ships firearms. 

     The case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Lower Paxton Township Police and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daryl F. Bloom.

     Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

     A sentence following a finding of guilty is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

     In this particular case, the maximum penalty under the federal statute is 15 years’ imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant’s educational, vocational and medical needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.


Updated April 9, 2015