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

Monday, June 22, 2015

D.C. man sentenced to six years in federal prison for illegal possession of a firearm

Charleston, W.Va. – A Washington D.C. convicted felon who illegally possessed a firearm was sentenced today in federal court in Charleston to six years in federal prison, United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced.  Sean Anthony Nalle, 30, previously pleaded guilty on March 23, 2015 to pawning a semiautomatic pistol at Carl’s Pawn Shop in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Nalle was previously convicted of drug trafficking felony offenses in the District of Columbia on March 24, 2006, and June 26, 2009.  These convictions make it unlawful for him to possess a firearm.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Parkersburg Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Joshua C. Hanks handled the prosecution.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in the United States by networking existing local programs targeting gun crime.

Updated June 22, 2015