Ohio Man Indicted on Firearms Charges
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 29, 2009|
Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio today announced that a one-count indictment was filed charging Mark Campano, age 56, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, with one count of knowingly receiving and possessing approximately 37 firearms not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
The indictment alleges Campano possessed approximately 37 pipe bombs made of various materials including PVC piping and copper pipe. Campano also possessed a homemade silencer. None of the pipe bombs or silencer had serial numbers, nor were any of the devices properly registered.
The court may determine the actual sentence under the Advisory Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which depend upon a number of factors unique to each case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, his role in the offense and the characteristics of the violation. The actual sentence may be less than the statutory maximum.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Matthew B. Kall and Duncan Brown following an investigation initiated by the Cleveland Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
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