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ATF Graduates 100th Detection Canine Class

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WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today graduated the 100th class in its accelerant and explosives detection canine and handler program in a ceremony at its National Canine Training and Operations Center in Front Royal, Va. ATF Acting Director B. Todd Jones addressed the class, which included students from the Royal Thai Police, U.S. Marshals Service and ATF. Officials from the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Marshals Service and dignitaries from Thailand attended the ceremony. 

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Convicted Sex Offender Sentenced to Fifteen Years for Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm

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Tampa, FL – U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven sentenced Scott S. Boozer (49, Dundee) today to fifteen years in federal prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He pleaded guilty on June 11, 2012. 

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Baltimore Felon Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Possessing a Gun and Ammunition

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Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Dallas Williams, age 26, of Baltimore, today to 15 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a gun and ammunition. Judge Blake enhanced Williams' sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal based on three previous drug convictions. 

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Felon Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Possessng Ammunition

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 David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRANDON EDWARDS, also known as "Bruce Edwards," "Bruce Read," "Robert Rentell," and "Robert Wright," 32, of New Haven, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to 180 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for unlawful possession of ammunition by a previously convicted felon.

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Dallas Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Federal Prison for Making a False Statement During the Purchase of a Firearm

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DALLASJose Villela, 25, of Dallas, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Reed C. O'Connor to the statutory maximum of 60 months in federal prison, following his guilty plea in May 2012 to one count of making a false statement during the purchase of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas. Judge O'Connor remanded Villela, who had been on bond, into custody. 

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ATF Special Agent Will Clark Cleared

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 "Today, a jury sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Virgin Islands found ATF Special Agent William G. Clark did not use excessive force and was therefore not civilly liable in a shooting death on Sept. 7, 2008. ATF has been steadfast in its support of Special Agent Clark and whole-heartedly agrees with the jury's verdict.

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Bloods Gang Members Sentenced to Life in Prison for Roles in Three Murders, Racketeering Conspiracy and Firearms Offenses

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – September 13, 2012 – Keairus Wilson, 22, a/k/a "Key Thang," and Rondarius Williamson, 22, both of Nashville, Tennessee, have been sentenced to life in prison by U.S. District Judge Aleta Trauger, announced Jerry E. Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee. Wilson was sentenced on September 10, 2012 to life, plus 35 years, in prison and Williamson was sentenced yesterday to life, plus 65 years, in prison. Both were convicted by a federal jury on March 22, 2012 for their roles in three murders, racketeering conspiracy, and firearms offenses, all of which were related to their membership in the Bloods street gang. 

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ATF NRT Activated to Investigate Massive School Fire

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TULSA, OKLA. — The National Response Team (NRT) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with ATF special agents from the Dallas Field Division were requested by the Tulsa Fire Department to join in the investigation of a fire at the Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences, 2324 East 17th St., Tulsa. The fire occurred Wednesday morning, destroying the 40,000 square-foot building. The team of two dozen agents and specialists arrived today and will start the scene investigation Friday morning 

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Thornton Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to Over 20 Years in Federal Prison

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DENVERTito Ontiveros, age 34, of Thornton, Colorado, was sentenced last week by U.S. District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer to serve 262 months (over 20 years) in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for possessing a sawed off shotgun, United States Attorney John Walsh and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Andrew Traver announced. The defendant must then serve 3 years on supervised release. The sentence was handed down last Friday.

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Chicago O’Hare Airport CPB Officers Save Life of Arriving Passenger

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Chicago - The International Terminal at Chicago O’Hare Airport is a microcosm of constantly moving people and technology. There is a certain rhythm to the ebb and flow of air passengers arriving from foreign countries and departing to their final destinations. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at O’Hare know the movement of international travelers and when one passenger breaks that rhythm they are prepared and trained to know exactly what to do. On September 23, CBP officers saved the life of an arriving international passenger who collapsed at O’Hare Airport. 

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