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Montana man sentenced for unlawful gun possession

Frank Lewis White, 55, of Great Falls, Montana, was sentencedtodayto seven years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for unlawful gun possession, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced Monday.

Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered White to forfeit his interest in the firearm. White was convicted by a federal jury onAugust 12, 2015.

During the three-day trial, the jury heard evidence that onOctober 4, 2014, White was pulled over and arrested, for outstanding warrants, in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Upon being instructed to exit his car, White told officers that he had a loaded gun under his seat.

According to trial testimony, the gun had been in White’s car since the day before, when White had driven another individual to a pawn shop to retrieve the gun.

The case was investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Idaho Falls Police Department, and the Ada County Sheriff’s Office Laboratory.

The case was prosecuted as part of Idaho’s Project Safe Neighborhoods Program, which seeks to reduce gun violence in Idaho.


Information Provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office

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