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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 1, 2018

Omaha Man Sentenced for Possessing a Firearm

United States Attorney Joseph P. Kelly announced that Anthony D. Gordon, age 28, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today by the Honorable Robert F. Rossiter having previously pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Gordon was sentenced to 5 years, 10 months’ imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release when his prison sentence is completed.

On August 4, 2017, at approximately 12:08 a.m., officers of the Omaha Police Department came upon a vehicle in the eastbound lane of Taylor Street, near 24th Street, blocking traffic.  Traffic was heavy due to Native Omaha Days celebrations.  The car was parked approximately 5 feet from the curb and the driver, Anthony D. Gordon, was on his cellphone trying to order food. When Gordon was asked to step from his car, one of the officers saw a handgun on the front seat where Gordon had been sitting.  Gordon had prior felony convictions for assault and robbery.  As a result of those convictions, he is prohibited from possessing firearms.  

The case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.  

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated June 8, 2018