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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Paul Joseph Richter Found Guilty In U.S. Federal Court

The United States Attorney's Office announced that on September 23, 2013, in Missoula, after a federal district court trial before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, PAUL JOSEPH RICHTER, a 50-year-old resident of Florence, was found guilty of being a felon-in-possession of a firearm. Sentencing is set for January 8, 2014. He is currently detained.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette L. Stewart prosecuted the case for the United States.

RICHTER faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release.

The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Montana Probation and Parole, the Missoula County Sheriff's Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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Updated January 14, 2015