Michigan City man sentenced for possession of firearms by a felon

William Shaifer, age 34, of Michigan City, Indiana was sentenced in South Bend by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty for possession of firearms by a felon, announced U.S. Attorney Thomas L. Kirsch II.

Shaifer was sentenced to 180 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to documents in this case, over the course of six days in September of 2018, William Shaifer provided an individual with five firearms, crack cocaine, and marijuana. Shaifer sold two handguns and three long guns, including a MAK-90 rifle with an extended magazine. Shaifer’s prior felony convictions include two separate convictions for dealing cocaine.

This case was investigated by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the LaPorte County Drug Task Force and the Michigan City Police Department. This case was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys Molly E. Donnelly and Jerome W. McKeever.

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