Bremen man sentenced to 30 months in prison for firearm conviction

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind.—A Bremen man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison and one year of supervised release, the U.S. Attorney Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

Jason Clevenger, 35, of Bremen, was sentenced following a guilty plea of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, Clevenger passed five fake $20 bills to a patron at Four Winds Casino in South Bend in exchange for a genuine $100 bill.

The patron realized the bills were fake and reported it to casino security.

Security footage showed Clevenger meeting a different man in the parking lot and moving a long gun from his car into the other man’s car, court documents said.

The two men left the property but Clevenger returned and was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

A .22 rifle and a 9 mm pistol were found in Clevenger’s car, court documents said.

Clevenger has a previous felony conviction and is prohibited by law from possessing firearms, the Department of Justice said.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in coordination with the Pokagon Band Tribal Police Department and the St. Joseph County Police Department.

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