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Luzerne County Man Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison For Possession And Sale Of Stolen Firearm

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

SCRANTON- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 30-year-old Luzerne County man was sentenced on November 5, 2015 to 9 years in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Robert D. Mariani in Scranton, for possession and sale of a stolen firearm.     

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, the defendant, James Pavlichko, previously pleaded guilty in July 2015.  At that time, he admitted to stealing a .40 caliber Glock handgun from a friend’s home and selling it to a convicted felon in Kingston, Pennsylvania, on April 13, 2015.

The conviction is the result of an investigation conducted by the Kingston Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Judge Mariani ordered that Pavlichko serve three years on supervised release following his prison sentence.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John Gurganus prosecuted the case.


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Updated February 4, 2016