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    Former Homeland Security analyst gets jail for making silencer


    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – A former analyst for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been sentenced to a year and a half in federal prison for making a gun silencer at his home.

    Jonathan L. Wienke had reached a plea deal in December, pleading guilty to one count of violating the National Firearms Act.

    His attorney, Nicholas J. Compton, says Wienke was a tinkerer who only planned to use the silencer at a firing range.