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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Madison Man Sentenced For Gun Crime

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Johnny Potter, 44, Madison, Wis., was sentenced today by Judge Lynn S. Adelman to four years of probation for possessing firearms as a felon. 

Potter pleaded guilty to the charges on January 29, 2014.  The United States requested a sentence within the advisory guideline range of 18 to 24 months.    

Potter possessed six firearms in connection with the case, two of which he sold to a confidential informant during the investigation.  Potter has three prior felony convictions. 

The charges against Potter were the result of an investigation conducted by the Madison Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith P. Duchemin. 

Updated July 14, 2015