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Informant used to catch, prosecute Angola man

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) – An Angola man will spend nearly eight years in prison after admitting to stealing firearms and trying to sell them.

Johnathan Ladig, 33 years old, was sentenced Tuesday in US District Court in Fort Wayne.

Court documents say in December 2017, Ladig stole 15 guns from a home in Michigan and intended to sell them to a convicted felon in Indiana.

Unbeknownst to Ladig, his client was actually a confidential informant.

Ladig will serve one year of supervised release when he completes his 93 month prison term.



Brien McElhatten

Brien McElhatten anchors the evening weekday newscasts at ABC21.

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