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California Man Sentenced For Possession Of A Firearm With An Obliterated Serial Number

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

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Tracy, California, man convicted of Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number was sentenced on January 13, 2014, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court.

Troy Leroy James, age 48, was sentenced to time served, 2 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.
James pled guilty to the charge on October 8, 2013.  The conviction stems from an incident on December 20, 2012, in Rapid City, when James was in possession of a .357 Smith & Wesson revolver, from which he knew the manufacturer’s serial number had been removed and obliterated
This case was investigated by the Unified Narcotics Enforcement Team, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015