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United States of America v. Joshua J. Flaugher
District of Kansas Federal Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas
Case Number: 2:17-cr-20013-CM
Judge: Carolos Murguia
Court: United States District Court for the District of Kansas (Wyandotte County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Sheri Catania and Terra Morehead
Defendant's Attorney: Laquisha S. Ross - FPD
Description: Kansas City, KS - Kansas City, Kan., Man Sentenced On Project Safe Neighborhoods Firearm Charge
A Kansas City, Kan., man was sentenced on January 16, 2018 to 92 months in federal prison for unlawful possession of a 9 mm handgun that was used in a robbery.
Joshua J. Flaugher, 32, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. In his plea, Flaugher admitted that investigators seized a loaded 9 mm handgun with a 30-round extended magazine from his residence. Flaugher was arrested at his aunt’s home in the 2400 block of Everett Avenue. Because he had a prior felony conviction in Wyandotte County District Court on a charge of aggravated battery, he was prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm.
Beall commended the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
This prosecution was brought under Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a Justice Department program aimed at prosecuting convicted felons who violate a federal ban on possession of firearms. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has directed U.S. Attorney’s Offices nationwide to emphasize PSN prosecutions as part of a national strategy to reduce violent crime.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 92 months in prison.