Pennsylvania Felon Sentenced for Illegal Gun Possession

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ERIE, PA — A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to time served on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung announced.

Senior United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence Wednesday, September 21, 2022, on Elias Dominique Raggs, 29, who has been incarcerated since his arrest on February 16, 2021.

According to information presented to the court, on or around January 12, 2021, Raggs possessed a firearm while being a convicted felon. Federal law prohibits an individual who has been convicted of a felony from possessing a firearm or ammunition.

Assistant United States Attorney Paul. S. Sellers prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

United States Attorney Chung commended the Pennsylvania State Police for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Raggs.

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