U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Pennsylvania
December 12, 2014

Judge Sentences Altoona Teen to Two Years in Prison for Making Destructive Devices

JOHNSTOWN, PA—A resident of Altoona, PA, has been sentenced in federal court to 24 months’ incarceration followed by three years’ supervised release on his conviction of violating federal laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Kim. R. Gibson imposed the sentence on Vladislav Miftakhov, age 19, as the sole defendant.

According to information presented to the court, on or about January 24, 2014, the defendant knowingly and unlawfully and without registering and obtaining approval, made firearms/destructive devices and possessed firearms/destructive devices which were not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.

Assistant United States Attorney James T. Kitchen prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Federal Bureau of Investigation for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Miftakhov.

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