Fort Wayne Man Sentenced to 102 Months in Prison

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FORT WAYNE – Richard Gordon, 40 years old, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Holly A. Brady after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and admitting to violating the terms of his supervised release on a prior felon in possession of a firearm conviction, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.

Gordon was sentenced to 78 months in prison followed by 4 years of supervised release on the current conviction, and was given a consecutive 24 month term of imprisonment on the revocation of his supervised release from his prior conviction.

According to documents in the case, on May 5, 2021, Gordon was found in possession of a 9mm firearm after being involved in a traffic incident in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Gordon ran from Fort Wayne Police Department officers but was eventually apprehended and arrested. Gordon had two previous convictions from the Eastern District of Missouri for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Gordon admitted to removing his location monitoring equipment and leaving his residence without authorization while on supervised release.

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This current case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the Fort Wayne Police Department.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lesley J. Miller Lowery.

This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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