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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Previously Convicted Felon Sentenced to 40 Months for Possessing Firearm

DAYTON – Gary Swisher, Jr., 44, of West Carrollton, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 40 months in prison for possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony.

Benjamin C. Glassman, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, and Donald J. Soranno, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced the sentence handed down today by U.S. District Judge Timothy S. Black.

According to court documents, in May, June and October of 2015, Swisher illegally sold multiple firearms to an individual in the Dayton area. When he possessed the firearms, he had been previously convicted of felony offenses – namely, aggravated burglary and felonious assault.

He pleaded guilty on December 30, 2015 to possession of a firearm after having been previously convicted of a felony offense.

Swisher was also ordered to complete three years of supervised release and pay a $7,500 fine.

Acting U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the investigation by ATF, as well as Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Hunt, who is representing the United States in this case. 

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Updated May 25, 2016