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Council Bluffs Man Sentenced to 27 Months in Prison for Charge of Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

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

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa - United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum announced that on Monday, June 4, 2018, 42 year-old Raymond Stark was sentenced by Chief District Court Judge John A. Jarvey for the charge of Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition. Stark previously pleaded guilty plea to this charge on January 16, 2018. Stark was sentenced to 27 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, with the federal prison sentence to run consecutively to the sentence Stark is serving for charges in the Iowa District Court in Pottawattamie County.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

This case was investigated by Council Bluffs Police Department and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated June 5, 2018

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods