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Essex County, New Jersey, Man Sentenced To Over Eight Years In Prison For Possessing Firearm As A Previously Convicted Felon

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. – A Newark, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 105 months in prison for possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced.

Lucas Sumler, 42, was convicted in October 2016 of felony possession of a firearm following a two-day trial before U.S. District Judge Esther Salas in Newark federal court.

According to documents filed in this case and the evidence presented at trial, on March 25, 2016, Sumler – who had been previously convicted in U.S. District Court in New Jersey – was found in possession of a .357 magnum revolver along with six rounds of ammunition.

In addition to the prison term, Judge Salas sentenced Sumler to three years of supervised release.

Acting U.S. Attorney Fitzpatrick credited special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Scott C. Curley, along with the Newark Police Division and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, with the investigation leading to today’s sentencing.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Jonathan W. Romankow and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Raney of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division in Newark.

Defense counsel: Michael N. Pedicini Esq., Chatham, New Jersey

Updated April 18, 2017

Press Release Number: 17-123