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Harrisburg Man Sentenced To 33 Months In Prison For Role In Straw Purchasing Firearms For Felons

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

HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Antonio Godbolt, age 37, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was sentenced yesterday to 33 months’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Jennifer P. Wilson for firearms offenses.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, Antonio Godbolt pleaded guilty to conspiring with three other individuals to purchase firearms for felons and persons under indictment. Godbolt was prohibited by law from possessing a firearm because of his prior felony convictions, but he arranged for Taashaun Mansfield, age 21, of Harrisburg, to purchase a firearm for him. Mansfield also purchased six other firearms for felons.

Mansfield pleaded guilty to weapons offenses and was sentenced to 37 months in prison. Michael Windham, age 22, of Harrisburg, also pleaded guilty to weapons offenses and was sentenced to 46 months’ imprisonment.  Johnny Quinones, age 35, of Harrisburg, is awaiting trial.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in conjunction with the Harrisburg Bureau of Police.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. Consiglio is prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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Updated October 25, 2022

Firearms Offenses