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San Jose Felon Sentenced To Six Years In Prison For Possessing A Firearm And Ammunition

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of California

SAN JOSE– Sean Finn was sentenced to 72 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, announced United States Attorney David L. Anderson and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Inspector in Charge Rafael Nuñez.  The sentence was handed down by the Honorable Beth L. Freeman, United States District Judge.

Finn, 38, of San Jose, Calif., pleaded guilty to the charge on June 19, 2018.  According to the plea agreement, Finn admitted that on February 3, 2017, while in a department store in Santa Clara, he possessed a loaded Colt Mk IV .380 caliber semi-automatic firearm.  The firearm had an obliterated serial number.  Further, Finn admitted that on February 3, 2017, he was a convicted felon and was not eligible to possess a firearm.  According to court documents, Finn also possessed at the time a stolen vehicle and about 400 pieces of stolen mail.

On April 13, 2017, a federal grand jury indicted Finn, charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), and being in possession of stolen matter, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1708.  Finn pleaded guilty to the first count and the second count was dismissed.  

In addition to the prison term, Judge Freeman ordered Finn to serve a three-year term of supervised release to begin at the conclusion of his prison term.  

Assistant United States Attorney Patrick Delahunty is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Susan Kreider.  The prosecution is the result of an investigation by the United States Postal Inspector Services and the Santa Clara Police Department.    

Updated March 12, 2019

Firearms Offenses