Federal prison sentence expected for man with 44 prior arrests

    It seems John Gassew’s luck has run out.

    The 25-year-old has managed to avoid conviction over the years despite having been arrested 44 times. But Gassew now faces up to 32 years in federal prison for robbery and firearm charges.
    The Inquirer reports Gassew’s case was plucked from city courts by federal prosecutors who became aware of the situation. Despite all the charges against him, Gassew has remained free in part because victims failed to testify against him.

    He’ll be sentenced in May under the guidelines of the federal gun laws he violated.

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