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Meadville Felon Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Firearms Offenses

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

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Meadville, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 63 months in jail on his conviction of violating federal firearm laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Jesse Lee Anderson, 37.

According to information presented to the court, Anderson unlawfully possessed ammunition while being prohibited from firearm possession because he is a convicted felon. In addition, Anderson possessed an improvised firearm device utilizing two pipes capable of discharging a shot, not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.

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

United States Attorney Brady commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the United States Marshal’s Service for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Anderson.

Updated October 2, 2018

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