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Mandan Man Found Guilty of Felon in Possession Charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of North Dakota

BISMARCK– U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on Aug. 28, 2013, James A. Siegrist, a/k/a James A. Robinson, 33, Mandan, N.D., was found guilty by a federal jury on a charge of possession of firearm by a convicted felon and a charge of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon.

On July 25, 2012, near Glen Ullin, N.D., Siegrist was handling a .45 caliber handgun when it discharged and struck a woman in the leg. On March 19, 2013, in Mandan, N.D., Siegrist was arrested and found to be in possession of three handguns.

Siegrist was prohibited from possessing either a firearm or ammunition by virtue of multiple felony convictions, including possession of a controlled substance, forgery, counterfeiting, possession of drug paraphernalia and theft of property.

The charges each carry a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Morton County Sheriff’s Office and the Mandan Police Department.

Sentencing for Siegrist has been scheduled for Nov. 25, 2013, in U.S. District Court in Bismarck, N.D., at 10:00 a.m.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Hagler is prosecuting the case.

Updated January 29, 2015