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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Southern District of Texas

www.justice.gov/usao/txs

For Immediate Release

January 17, 2013

Kenneth Magidson, United States Attorney

Contact: Angela Dodge, Public Affairs Officer
(713) 567-9388

Felon in Possession Sentenced to More Than 13 Years in Prison

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Joshua Wallace, 39, of Corpus Christi, has been handed a 160-month sentence for his conviction of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today along with Melvin King Jr., special agent in charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Wallace entered a plea of guilty on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012.

Today, Senior U.S. District Judge Hayden Head sentenced Wallace to the 160-month-term which will be followed by a five-year-term of supervised release.

At the plea hearing, Wallace admitted that in September 2011, he sold three handguns to an undercover agent with the ATF. The undercover purchases were made on Sept. 13, Sept. 14 and Sept. 27, 2011, in Corpus Christi and were captured by concealed audio and video recording devices. Wallace has four previous burglary convictions and one conviction of possession of heroin.

Wallace has been in custody since his arrest on Aug. 28, 2012, where he will remain pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the near future.

This case was investigated by the ATF and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sam Brown IV.

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