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ALBUQUERQUE – Miranda Gilbert, 31, of Albuquerque, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court to violating the federal firearms laws by unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition and assaulting a federal officer.  The guilty plea was announced U.S. Attorney John C. Anderson, Special Agent in Charge John J. Durastanti of the Phoenix Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Chief Michael Geier of the Albuquerque Police Department (APD).

CONCORD – United States Attorney Scott W. Murray announced today that Edward McLarnon, 69, of Malden, Massachusetts, was sentenced to serve 25 years in federal prison for receiving firearms with intent to commit murder and other related charges.

Baltimore, Maryland – On May 10, 2018, United States District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Kenneth Jones, a/k/a “K-Slay”, and “Slay,” age 30, of Baltimore, Maryland to life in prison for conspiring to participate in a violent racketeering enterprise known as the Black Guerilla Family (BGF) gang’s Greenmount Avenue Regime.  Jones was responsible for three separate murders and at least one attempted murder as the primary enforcer for the gang.  In January, Jones was convicted by a federal jury of racketeering conspiracy, as well as conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances.

BIRMINGHAM – Three Birmingham men involved in a 2017 crime spree that included an armed carjacking and the smash-and-grab theft of 16 guns from a Pelham store were sentenced to prison this week in federal court, announced U.S. Attorney Jay T. Town and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Marcus Watson.

ROCKFORD — A Rockford, Ill., man was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Philip G. Reinhard for illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.  ALBERT DOWTHARD, 37, was sentenced to 186 months in federal prison, in addition to 4 years of supervised release following his imprisonment, for illegally possessing a .38 revolver on Nov. 14, 2016.  Dowthard pleaded guilty to the charge on Oct. 12, 2017, and also admitted to possessing .38 caliber ammunition at the time.  In imposing the sentence, Judge Reinhard found that Dowthard was an “armed career criminal” under a federal firearm law mandating non-paroleable prison sentences of 15 years or more for felons with extensive records of prior convictions who illegally possess or sell guns, which resulted in Dowthard receiving a higher sentence. 

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