Craig man sentenced for firearms violation

    Craig, Alaska (KINY) - U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that Justin J. Seley, 36, of Craig, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess, to serve one year and one day in prison for possession of a registered firearm by an unregistered person.

    The sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release.

    According to court documents, on October 23, 2018, Seley possessed 7 rifles, 2 handguns and a receiver. All firearms were seized.

    One of the seized firearms was a short-barreled DSA ZM4 .300 caliber rifle, which was not registered with the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.

    As someone previously convicted of a felony, Seley was prohibited from possessing firearms. In May of 2020, Seley pled guilty to possession of a registered firearm by an unregistered person.

    At the sentencing hearing, Judge Burgess cited the seriousness of the offense and noted the need for general deterrence. All firearms seized in the case were forfeited.

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of this case.

    The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Schmidt.

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