Sadowski appears in federal court on weapons complaint

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Jason Sadowski made his initial appearance in federal court Sunday afternoon after he was arrested on a weapons complaint Friday following his trial on seven felony charges.

A jury in Marquette County Circuit Court found Sadowski not guilty of one count of solicitation of murder, two counts of torture, two counts of unlawful imprisonment and two counts of assault/bodily harm less than murder. The charges came after July 2013 allegations about an incident involving two women in the basement of Sadowski’s martial arts studio in Ishpeming.

A federal criminal complaint was filed last Wednesday during the trial saying Sadowski violated federal law by possessing a firearm as a felon. The complaint also alleges the gun found in Sadowski's Ishpeming home on July 2, 2013 had also crossed state lines.

On behalf of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive, Marquette County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Sadowski immediately after the verdict was read Friday evening. Sadowski is in the Marquette County Jail.

He is scheduled to return to U.S. District Court in Marquette Friday at 10 a.m. for a preliminary hearing and detention hearing. Bond has not been set.

Sadowski requested and was granted a public defender for the federal court proceedings, online court records show.

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