☷Gary Man Sentenced to 63 Months in Prison
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ( By Press Release office)
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For Possession of an Unregistered Machinegun HAMMOND - Michael Thedford , 29 years old , of Gary , Indiana , was sentenced by United States District Court Judge James T . Moody on his plea of guilty to possessing an unregistered machinegun , announced United States Attorney Clifford D . Johnson . Thedford was sentenced to 63 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release According to documents in the case , on March 21 , 2019 , law enforcement executed a search warrant at Thedford’s residence and recovered narcotics , five loaded firearms with high capacity magazines , and hundreds of rounds of ammunition . Also recovered was a Glock firearm that contained a conversion device also known as a “Glock Switch” that converted the semi - automatic firearm to a fully automatic weapon . This weapon was required to be registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Records in accordance with the National Firearms Act but was not . This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol , Tobacco , Firearms , and Explosives . This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Caitlin M . Padula and Kevin Wolff . This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal , state , and local Project Safe Neighborhoods ( PSN ) Program , the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts . PSN is an evidence - based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime . Through PSN , a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them . As part of this strategy , PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime .
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