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Orlando Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to More Than 15 Years in Federal Prison

November 3, 2010

U.S. Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven today sentenced Aralius Tremaine Gandy (age 28,of Orlando) to fifteen years and eight months in federal prison for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person (convicted felon). The court also ordered Gandy to forfeit the firearms and ammunition involved in the crime. Gandy previously had entered a guilty plea on March 1, 2010. More »

Fleeing Felon Sentenced to 14 Years

October 1, 2010

United States District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan today sentenced Dwayne Thompson (age 26, of Jacksonville) to10 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony and an additional 50 months for failure to appear. More »

Tampa Man Convicted of Armed Robbery and Carjacking

October 1, 2010

U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that a federal jury today found Frederick Wardell Mitchell (age 29, of Tampa) guilty of armed robbery and armed carjacking. Mitchell faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 35 years in federal prison. His sentencing hearing is scheduled for January 12, 2011. More »

International Firearms Traffickers Sought in ATF’s “Operation Castaway”

September 22, 2010

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) Tampa Field Division is seeking the public’s assistance in locating two fugitives who are wanted for federal firearms trafficking violations. Both subjects are considered armed and dangerous and may have fled the country. More »

United States Attorney’s Office, ATF, and ICE Announce Results of Major International Firearms Trafficking Investigation

September 21, 2010

United States Attorney A. Brian Albritton, Virginia O’Brien, Special Agent in Charge of central and northern Florida Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) operations, and Susan McCormick, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations, Tampa Field Office announce the initial results of Operation Castaway, an intensive and wideranging Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) firearms trafficking investigation conducted by ATF, ICE, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, and the Miami-Dade Police Department. ATF describes Operation Castaway as the most significant firearms trafficking investigation in Central Florida history. More »

Sarasota Man Sentenced to 262 Months for Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm

August 26, 2010

U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington on Tuesday sentenced Terrance Riley (age 39, of Sarasota) to 21 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony and possessing crack cocaine. A jury had found Riley guilty on February 2, 2010. More »

St. Augustine Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Gun and Drug Possession

August 26, 2010

U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that U.S. District Judge Henry Lee Adams, Jr. today sentenced Darryl Wayne Gardner (age 26, of St. Augustine) to 15 years in federal prison for possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it and for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony. More »

Brothers Sentenced for Armed Robbery in Titusville

August 23, 2010

U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that U.S. District Judge John Antoon, II on August 20, 2010, sentenced Ramiret Davis (age 25, of Titusville) to 15 years in federal prison for conspiracy and armed robbery. Davis was found guilty by a jury on May 6, 2010. Davis’s brother, Loranzo Thomas (age 23, of Albany, Georgia) pleaded guilty on May 4, 2010, to charges of conspiracy, and armed robbery. Thomas was sentenced to 13 years and 7 months in federal prison. More »

Jacksonville Armed Felon Sentenced to 10 Years

June 2, 2010

United States Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that David Brown (age 28, of Jacksonville) was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan to 10 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony. More »

Live Oak Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison in Connection With Shooting

May 26, 2010

U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that U.S. District Judge Henry Lee Adams, Jr. today sentenced Maurice Boatman (age 34, of Live Oak) to 15 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony. Boatman was designated an Armed Career Criminal for multiple prior felony convictions, including attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm, shooting a deadly missile, and possession with Intent to sell cocaine. Boatman had pleaded guilty on January 27, 2010. More »

Jacksonville Couple Sentenced to Federal Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Crack Cocaine

May 26, 2010

U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that U.S. District Judge Henry Lee Adams, Jr. yesterday sentenced Larry Malevece McCrimager (age 25) and Shonta Nicole Kagler (age 25), both of Jacksonville, to federal prison for a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. McCrimager was designated a Career Offender for prior felony convictions and sentenced to fifteen years for his role in the conspiracy and for possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. More »

Jacksonville Armed Drug Dealer Sentenced to 10 Years

April 29, 2010

U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces today that Jeremiah White (age 31, of Jacksonville) was sentenced on April 27, 2010, by United States District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan to 10 years in federal prison for possessing more than 5 grams of cocaine base with intent to distribute and possessing a firearm during the commission of a drug trafficking crime. More »

ATF’s “Operation Sand Road” Shuts Down Major Organized Firearms and Drug Sales Operation

April 22, 2010

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), in a multi-agency investigation, arrested four suspects in Leon County, Fla. for illegal sales of firearms and narcotics. Arrest warrants for four additional suspects have been obtained. More »

Pasco County Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 25 Years in Murder-for-Hire Scheme

April 19, 2010

U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday today sentenced Joseph Lee Musson (age 32, of Hudson) to 25 years in federal prison for using interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-forhire, using or carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and possessing a firearm after a felony conviction. More »

Lehigh Acres Man Convicted on Drug and Weapons Charges

April 9, 2010

U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that a federal jury yesterday found Joseph James Lese (age 58, Lehigh Acres, Florida) guilty of federal firearms and narcotics violations. Lese was convicted of possessing and transferring an unregistered sawed-off shotgun; conspiring to possess with intent to distribute at least 500 grams of cocaine; and possessing firearms, including semiautomatic assault weapons, in furtherance of the drug trafficking conspiracy. More »

Armed Robber of Orlando Metro PCS Stores Sentenced to More Than 13 Years in Federal Prison

February 9, 2010

U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven today sentenced Calvin N. Pope, Jr. (age 19, of Winter Park) to 162 months in federal prison on two counts of interference with commerce by robbery and an additional count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. More »

Pasco Man Pleads Guilty to Murder-for-Hire Scheme, Firearms Offenses

January 28, 2010

United States Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that Joseph Lee Musson (age 33, of Hudson) pleaded guilty today to using interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire, carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony. Musson faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. More »

Jacksonville Felon Sentenced to More Than 16 Years for Possessing Handgun

January 28, 2010

U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan yesterday sentenced Keith Laron Brooks (age 37, of Jacksonville) as an armed career criminal to 16 years and eight months in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. The court also ordered Brooks to forfeit a Hi-Power brand 9 mm pistol and ammunition. A jury had found Brooks guilty on September 18, 2009 after a five-day trial. More »

Cocaine and Firearm Land Deltona Man 22 Years in Federal Prison

January 14, 2010

U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that U.S. District Judge Mary S. Scriven yesterday sentenced Corey Lee Taylor (age 40, of Deltona) to 22 years in federal prison for distributing cocaine, possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute it, possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony. More »

Kissimmee Crack Dealer Sentenced to Fifteen Years in Federal Prison for Firearm and Drug Convictions

January 12, 2010

U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that Chief U.S. District Judge Anne C. Conway today sentenced Adrian Lamar Williams (33, of Kissimmee) to fifteen years in federal prison for possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Williams had been found guilty of the charges on January 13, 2009, after a jury trial in federal court. More »

St. Petersburg Man Who Led Tampa Police on High-Speed Chase Indicted on Federal Drug and Gun Charges

January 12, 2010

United States Attorney A. Brian Albritton and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Virginia O’Brien announce the return by a federal grand jury an indictment charging Aaron Cainion (age 31, of St. Petersburg) with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. More »