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Vancouver Man Sentenced to 92 Months in Federal Prison

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

Police Discover Felon in Possession of Five Firearms

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Daniel Gene Hoffman, 38, of Vancouver, Washington, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Michael W. Mosman to 92 months in prison for being a felon in possession of firearms.  Hoffman pled guilty to the charge in July and has been in custody since the time of his arrest on August 25, 2012.

Hoffman was operating a motor vehicle with a stolen license plate on property near the Portland Airport and patrolled by the Port of Portland Police.  Police made contact with the vehicle after it parked at a nearby hotel.  Hoffman was detained and after a partially concealed handgun was seen in the vehicle, it was searched and officers seized five firearms, 113 rounds of ammunition and approximately one ounce of methamphetamine.  Hoffman was prohibited under federal and state law from possessing firearms by virtue of the following felony convictions:  Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine While Armed with a Firearm (1997), Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Stolen Property and Attempting to Elude Pursuing Police Vehicle (2003), and Felon in Possession of a Firearm (2004).

This case was investigated by the Port of Portland Police and ATF and prosecuted by Assistant U. S. Attorney Fred Weinhouse.

Updated January 29, 2015