Anchorage, Alaska B U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced yesterday that a Kenai man was sentenced in federal court in Anchorage for one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Joshua Kushner was sentenced yesterday by Chief United States District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline to 32 months in federal prison.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder, on June 2, 2011, law enforcement officers found a Romarm/Cugir 7.62 x 39mm semi-automatic rifle in a vehicle owned by Kushner. Kushner later admitted to purchasing the rifle and placing it in his vehicle. Kushner is a previously convicted felon, originally from California.
Ms. Loeffler commends the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Alaska State Troopers for their investigation of this case.