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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Toledo Man Sentenced To Nine Years For Firearms Conviction

A Toledo man was sentenced to more than nine years in prison for a firearms conviction, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cleveland office.

Robert Leal, 62, was sentenced to 100 months in prison by U.S. District Judge James Carr after pleading guilty earlier this year to being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

On Jan. 25, 2013, law enforcement officers searched Leal’s home and was found to have a Raven 25-caliber handgun and a Mossberg 12-gauge pistol grip shotgun. He was forbidden by law from having a firearm due to previous convictions Michigan related to drug and firearms crimes, according to court documents.  

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Alissa P. Sterling. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Toledo Police Department and the Toledo Metro Drug Task Force.

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