Tama Police Chief Sentenced to 2 Months in Prison for Selling Stolen Firearm

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CEDAR RAPIDS — The former chief of police of the Tama Police Department who stole and pawned a Tama police service weapon, as well as two other guns held by the police department as evidence, was sentenced Monday to federal prison.

Jeffrey Filloon, 48, of Toledo, received the prison term after pleading guilty Feb. 9 to one count of possessing, selling and disposing of a stolen firearm and one count of making false statements to a FBI special agent.

In a plea agreement, Filloon admitted while serving as the Tama police chief from July 2013 through August 2015 he stole and sold property, including three guns and four vehicles that were in police impound, from the Tama Police Department for his own personal benefit. Filloon also admitted he lied to a FBI special agent who was conducting an investigation into the missing property by claiming he had bought one of the impounded vehicles. In fact, Filloon had not bought it from the individual he claimed sold it to him.

Filloon was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Leonard T. Strand to two months’ imprisonment and fined $5,000. A special assessment of $200 was imposed, and he was ordered to make $1,625 in restitution to the victims of his crimes, including the city of Tama. He must also serve a two-year term of supervised release after the prison term.

Filloon was released on bond previously set and is to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons on a date yet to be set.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Morfitt and was investigated by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Source: http://wcfcourier.com

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