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Federal gun charge nets 63-month sentence
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A Hinesville man was one of more than a dozen federal defendants to receive sentences in a string of gun-related charges.

Seth Patrick Anderson, also known as Shane Anderson and also known as “AB,” 37, of Hinesville was sentenced to 63 months in prison after pleading guilty in U.S. District Court to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Long County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Anderson in October 2021 at a license checkpoint after finding a pistol in the vehicle he was driving. Anderson also is a member of the Aryan Brotherhood white supremacist street gang.

Agencies investigating these cases include the ATF, the FBI, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Savannah Police Department, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, and the Georgia State Patrol.

The cases are being prosecuted for the United States by the Southern District of Georgia U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Under federal law, it is illegal for an individual to possess a firearm if he or she falls into one of nine prohibited categories including being a felon; illegal alien; or unlawful user of a controlled substance. Further, it is unlawful to possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense or violent crime. It is also illegal to purchase – or even to attempt to purchase – firearms if the buyer is a prohibited person or illegally purchasing a firearm on behalf of others. Lying on ATF Form 4473, which is used to lawfully purchase a firearm, also is a federal offense.  

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