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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Ontario Oregon Felon Sentenced to 60 Months for Possessing a Firearm

EUGENE, Ore. – On April 19, 2016, Clemente Pineda, 28, of Ontario, Oregon, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken to 60 months in federal prison for unlawful possession of a firearm.  Upon his release from prison, Pineda will be on supervised release for three years. 

On May 5, 2015, at an apartment complex in Ontario, Oregon, Pineda pulled out a firearm and pointed it at a man who was harassing a woman.  Police officers responded to the disturbance and eventually located Pineda’s .357 caliber revolver submerged in a bathroom toilet in one of the apartments.  Officers determined that Pineda was a felon and that the firearm had previously been stolen.  Pineda has a history of gang association and has been convicted of robbery and burglary in the second degree.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Ontario Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan J. Lichvarcik.

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Updated April 21, 2016