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Ironwood man's trial begins

 

September 20, 2018

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

DEFENSE ATTORNEY Michael Korpela makes his opening statement to the jury Wednesday in Gogebic County Circuit Court in defense of his client, Michael Zupan. Zupan is facing charges of accepting stolen firearms.

By RICHARD JENKINS

rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com

BESSEMER - The trial of an Ironwood man accused of receiving stolen firearms began in Gogebic County Circuit Court Wednesday.

Michael David Zupan, 32, is charged with two counts of receiving and concealing stolen firearms, felony firearm and tampering with evidence.

The most serious of the four felonies - the receiving and concealing charges - each carry a potential maximum sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

Gogebic County Prosecutor Nick Jacobs alleges Zupan received a number of guns taken from an Erwin Township house in January.

The jury h...



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