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Illinois Man Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

A felon who possessed a firearm pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Jamie Swanson, age 32, of Colona, Illinois, was convicted of one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  At the plea hearing, Swanson admitted that, in March 2022, he possessed a pistol after having been convicted of a felony.

Sentencing before Chief United States District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand will be set after a presentence report is prepared.  Swanson remains in custody of the United States Marshal pending sentencing.  Swanson faces a possible maximum sentence of ten years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release following any imprisonment.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN).  PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark Tremmel and was investigated by the Anamosa Police Department, the Jones County Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

Court file information is available at  The case file number is CR 22-100.

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Updated April 12, 2023

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