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ERIE, Pa. – A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 14 months in jail and 18 months supervised release on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws and making a false statement in an application for a United States passport, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

United States District Judge Susan Paradise Baxter imposed the sentence on Amaad Maliek Ali, 48.

According to information presented to the court, on April 7, 2018, Ali falsified his application for the purchase of a firearm and lied about his prior felony convictions. A National Instant Criminal Background Check was made and Ali was rejected for the firearm purchase because of his prior criminal record.

In addition, on April 18, 2017, Ali made a false statement on a United States passport application by stating that his Social Security number was 000-00-0000.

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