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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 9, 2018

Luzerne County Man Sentenced To 20 Months In Prison For Unlawfully Possessing A Firearm As A Convicted Felon

SCRANTON—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Robert Romasiewicz, age 25, of Exeter, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 20 months in prison on February 6, 2018, by Senior U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley, for unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Romasiewicz previously admitted to possessing a handgun in late July-early August 2017. At the time Romasiewicz possessed the handgun, he had a previous conviction for a federal drug trafficking offense.

Romasiewicz was charged in an Information filed by the United States Attorney’s Office in October 2017.  Judge Munley also ordered Romasiewicz to serve three years on supervised release following his prison sentence.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Francis P. Sempa prosecuted the case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority.   In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

 

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 9, 2018