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Judge Sentences Erie Felon to 4 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Multiple Weapons and Ammunition

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

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 48 months in jail on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on John Dominic Joseph Juliano, 33.

According to information presented to the court, Juliano unlawfully possessed a Smith & Wesson rifle, a Century Arms AK47 style rifle, a Norinco SKS semi-automatic rifle, a Glock pistol, a Springfield pistol, a DPMS rifle and a Maverick Arms shotgun, and more than 1,400 rounds of ammunition, while being prohibited from firearm possession because he is a convicted felon. Juliano’s sentence was enhanced because the Century Arms AK47 style rifle was loaded with a large capacity magazine and because he possessed a homemade improvised explosive device.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and communities to prevent, deter, and prosecute gun crime.

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

Acting United States Attorney Song commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Juliano.

Updated October 25, 2017

Firearms Offenses
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