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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 7, 2014

Elk County Man Sentenced To Probation For Helping Felon Acquire Weapons

ERIE, Pa. - A resident of Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 18 months probation on his conviction of conspiracy to possess firearms by a convicted felon, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on David Arthur Blashaw, 57.

According to information presented to the court, Blashaw entered into a conspiracy with Francis Anthony Milliard in order for Milliard to possess firearms while being a convicted felon.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Blashaw.

Updated July 14, 2015