Pennsylvania Man Sentenced to Prison for Straw Purchasing Guns for Felons

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HARRISBURG, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that 22-year-old Michael Windham of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced this week to 46 months imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Jennifer P. Wilson for weapons offenses.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Windham pled guilty to conspiring with three other individuals to purchase guns for felons and persons under indictment. Windham was prohibited by law from possessing a gun, but he arranged for Taashaun Mansfield, age 23, of Harrisburg, to purchase a gun for him. Mansfield also purchased six other guns for felons.

Mansfield, of Harrisburg, entered a guilty plea to weapons offenses and was sentenced to 37 months in prison in February 2022. Antonio Godbolt, age 34, of Harrisburg, entered a guilty plea to conspiring to straw purchase guns and possessing a gun as a felon and is awaiting sentencing.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives brought this case in conjunction with the Harrisburg Bureau of Police.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. Consiglio prosecuted the case.

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