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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

Friday, October 14, 2016

Harrisburg Man Sentenced For Illegal Gun Possession

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Shaun L. Graves, age 33, a resident of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on October 13 by Senior United States District Court Judge William W. Caldwell in Harrisburg, to 100 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to United States Attorney Bruce D. Brandler, Graves was arrested by Harrisburg police officers on October 16, 2014 and found to be in possession of a loaded Bersa .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol bearing an obliterated serial number in his boot. As a convicted felon, he was prohibited for possessing firearms.

This case was brought as part of the Violent Crime Reduction Partnership (“VCRP”), a district-wide initiative to combat the spread of violent crime in the Middle District of Pennsylvania.  Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, the VCRP consists of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies whose mission is to locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who commit violent crimes.

The case was investigated by the Harrisburg Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Enforcement and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kim Douglas Daniel.     


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Updated October 14, 2016