Retired Bend attorney suspended from bar

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A 33-year-old Prineville man was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in federal prison for conspiracy to transfer and unlawfully possess a machine gun.

Michael James Friesen pleaded guilty to the charges in April.

Between May and June 2018, Friesen agreed to broker the sale of a Guide Lamp, Model M3A1, .45 ACP caliber machine gun for co-defendant John Widener Jordan, 38, of Prineville, according to court documents.

Friesen discussed the sale price of the firearm with an undercover agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives posing as a potential buyer.

On June 6, 2018, Friesen met the undercover agent in a motel room in Prineville.

Soon after, Jordan brought the firearm to the motel room and completed the transaction in exchange for $3,000 in cash, and Jordan in turn paid Friesen for arranging the sale, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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