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San Francisco Field Division - 2009 Releases

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Brothers Plead Guilty To Unlawful Gun Trafficking

November 25, 2009

Two brothers have pleaded guilty to conspiring to deal in firearms without a license and unlawfully transporting the firearms from Nevada to Mexico, announced Daniel G. Bogden, United States Attorney for the District of Nevada. More »

Oakland Resident, An Illegal Alien, Is Sentenced To 15 Years For Drug Trafficking, Gun Conviction

November 18, 2009

Francisco Torres-Felix was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison, and ordered to pay a $600 fine, for drug, firearm and immigration violations, United States Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello announced. More »

Business Owner Pleads Guilty In Vallejo Arson Of Wines Central Warehouse

November 16, 2009

United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner, ATF Special Agent in Charge Stephen Herkins, and IRS Special Agent in Charge Scott O’Briant announced that late this afternoon MARK C. ANDERSON, 61, of Sausalito, pleaded guilty to all 19 charges in an indictment that included one count of arson, four counts of interstate transportation of fraudulently obtained property, nine counts of mail fraud, one count of use of a fictitious name, and four counts of tax evasion stemming from the October 12, 2005 arson of the Wines Central warehouse in Vallejo. More »

Crescent City Man Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Dealing In Machine Guns

October 29, 2009

Donald E. Nuss was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in prison and ordered to pay a $6,000 fine and $5,950 in restitution for illegally dealing in firearms, United States Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello announced. More »

First Defendant Sentenced In Joint Salinas Valley Law Enforcement Operation Sentenced, Ten Others Convicted

October 27, 2009

Misael Solorio, who pled guilty on Aug. 3, 2009, to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Ronald M. Whyte to 10 years incarceration, to be followed by five years of supervised release, United States Attorney Joseph P. Russoniello announced. More »

ATF Announces Up To $25,000 Reward For Information on Alexander Apartments Arson

October 15, 2009

Investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Reno Fire Department announced today that ATF is posting a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the July 29, 2009 fire that destroyed 23 of 36 unoccupied buildings under various stages of construction at the Alexander Apartments complex. More »

Two Indictments in California Tobacco–Tax Fraud

September 15, 2009

United States Attorney Lawrence G. Brown announced today that a grand jury returned indictments in two separate investigations involving fraud against the State of California with respect to payment of the excise tax on tobacco products. More »

ATF, Stockton PD Team Up To Offer Reward For Information To Reduce Violent Gun Crime

July 16, 2009

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Acting Special Agent in Charge San Francisco Field Division Jeffery E. Vind, and Interim Police Chief Blair Ulring of the Stockton Police Department (SPD) today announced that ATF will offer up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest, complaint, or indictment of anyone who possesses an illegal firearm or is carrying, selling or using firearms illegally. More »

ATF Nets Quick Recovery Of 16 Stolen Firearms

March 3, 2009

Special Agent in Charge Stephen C. Herkins of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), San Francisco Field Division, and Reno Police Chief Michael Poehlman today announced the recovery of 16 firearms stolen from the Sierra Valley Gun Club, located in Plumas County, Calif. More »

Stockton Gun Collector Sentenced to Nearly Five Years in Federal Prison for Selling Guns on the Black Market

February 6, 2009

Gerald Morgan, 62, of Clinton, Michigan was sentenced in United States District Court in Detroit for his conviction of Possession of Child Pornography and Felon in Possession of Firearms charges, announced Acting United States Attorney Terrence Berg. More »