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Taco Stand Picket Gets Gun Sentence

A Whitman County man who bragged about being involved with racist taco-truck protests in Kootenai County has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison for unlawful gun possession. Jeremiah Daniel “J.D.” Hop's lawyer, Roger Peven, asked for him to receive between 15 and 21 months in prison, according to court documents, but U.S. District Judge Robert Whaley rejected that request on Wednesday. Hop, 31, is to be on probation for three years after his release. Hop was arrested during an FBI investigation April 20, 2011, for allegedly possessing an Izhmash 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun on March 25. His brother, Michael Hop, said he was set up by an FBI informant who supplied the shotgun after suggesting they go shooting/


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