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Iowa man sent to prison on gun charges


CEDAR RAPIDS (AP)--A Cedar Rapids man who pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge after being spotted on MySpace holding a rifle and a handgun has been sentenced to a year in prison.

Gamaliet Figueroa was on probation for drug charges when his probation officer found photographs of him with the guns on the social networking site in 2007.

Officers searched his home and found a semiautomatic rifle loaded with 23 rounds.

Figueroa pleaded guilty in July to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. He was sentenced on Thursday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids.

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