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Nevada felon sentenced for gun possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

BUFFALO, N.Y. - U.S. Attorney Trini E. Ross announced today that Justin Hall, 43, of Wellington, Nevada, who was convicted of being a prohibited person in possession of firearms, was sentenced to time served (24 months) by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Garrett Fitzsimmons, who handled the case, stated that in May 2021, Hall was arrested in Gardnerville, Nevada, for possessing a firearm. Subsequently, in May 2022, the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Buffalo, received information from the Nevada FBI that Hall was traveling around the Buffalo area. On May 22, 2022, law enforcement conducted a motor vehicle stop of Hall’s vehicle on Interstate 90 near the Transit Road exit. A search of Hall’s vehicle recovered three firearms, as well as over 1,200 rounds of various caliber ammunition and five magazines. In March 2017, Hall was convicted a misdemeanor crime of Domestic Battery in Nevada, and is legally prohibited from possessing firearms.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Matthew Miraglia. Additional assistance was provided by the Douglas County, Nevada Sheriff’s Office and the Nevada FBI.

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Barbara Burns


Updated May 31, 2024

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