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Cheyenne Man sentenced for federal firearm involving illegal shipment of suppressors from China

Acting United States Attorney Nicholas Vassallo announced today that Anthony Unocic, 52, of Cheyenne, was convicted of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition on July 5, 2022 by the United States District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson, according to a statement issued by the Department of Justice.

Unocic was sentenced to 33 months in prison with three years of probation and was ordered to pay a special assessment of $100.

On October 7, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security intercepted an illegal firearm suppressor shipped to the United States from China. The shipping label identified Unocic and its address.

Law enforcement made a controlled delivery of the suppressor to Unocic.

The delivery was immediately followed by the execution of a search warrant at Unocic’s residence in Cheyenne, which resulted in the seizure of several firearms, ammunition and the suppressor.

This crime was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael J. Elmore.

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