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CEDAR RAPIDS | A Clear Lake man who possessed a gun after multiple prior felony and domestic abuse convictions has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison. 

Chief U.S. District Court Judge Leonard T. Strand sentenced Nicholas Freitag, 36, to 37 months in prison. He must also serve a three-year term of supervised release after the prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

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Freitag on March 28 pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a felon and domestic abuser.

In the plea agreement, Freitag admitted he and his girlfriend purchased a firearm from another individual at a truck stop in Evansdale in July 2017.

Clear Lake man sentenced to prison for gun conviction

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After the gun was later found in the trunk of Freitag’s vehicle, Freitag said he needed the gun for protection during his employment as a truck driver. Freitag also has a prior felony conviction for possessing a firearm in February 2017.

Freitag is being held in the U.S. Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

— Courtney Fiorini

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