PORTLAND — A Lewiston man faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in U.S District Court on Thursday to being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

Tony “Tom Cat” Leonard, 49, was arrested Aug. 17, 2017, after the Lewiston Police Department searched his home and seized a Glock .40 caliber handgun and a loaded magazine concealed inside a jacket in his bedroom.

Leonard was prohibited from possessing the handgun because of prior felony drug trafficking, forgery and aggravated assault convictions, Jamie R. Guerrette, assistant United States attorney, wrote in a statement.

Leonard could face a $250,000 fine and up to three years of supervised release when he gets out of prison. Leonard will be sentenced after an investigation by the U.S Probation Office.


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