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Local Man Sentenced to Federal Prison

PRINEVILLE, OR -- A Prineville man will spend the next 18 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years’ supervised release. 


33-year-old Michael James Friesen was sentenced for conspiracy to transfer and unlawful possession of a machine gun. 

 

In May and June of 2018, Friesen agreed to broker the sale of a machine gun for 38-year-old Prineville man John Widener Jordan, and discussed the sale with an undercover ATF agent posing as a purchaser. 

 

Friesen met with the agent at a Prineville motel room and transacted the sale for 3,000 dollars. Jordan allegedly also met with the agent and paid Friesen for arranging the sale. 


Friesen pleaded guilty - Jordan is awaiting trial.

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