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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 17, 2014

Ridgeway Felon Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Violating Federal Gun Laws

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Ridgeway, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 60 months in jail and ordered to forfeit firearms involved in the offenses on his conviction of conspiracy to possess firearms by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Francis Anthony Milliard, 57.

According to information presented to the court, Milliard entered into a conspiracy with David Allen Blashaw 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 Milliard.

Updated July 14, 2015