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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Texas

For Immediate Release

Monday, May 14, 2018
Ryan K. Patrick
, United States Attorney
Contact: Angela Dodge

Another Local Man Sent to Prison for Firearms Violation

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A 25-year-old Corpus Christi man has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick. Fred Aaron Corona pleaded guilty Feb. 20, 2018.

 

Today, Senior U.S. District Judge John D. Rainey sentenced Corona to 37 months imprisonment to be immediately followed by 2 years of supervised release. 

 

In February 2017, officers detained Corona for violating a park curfew. While speaking with the officers, Corona appeared to be intoxicated.  Corona was arrested and officers impounded his vehicle, at which time authorities discovered a loaded .380 caliber semi-automatic handgun in the glovebox. Corona had previously been convicted in state court for numerous felonies and is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms and ammunition.

 

Corona was taken into federal custody in December 2017 as part of Operation City Shield, a coordinated federal, state and local law enforcement operation designed to identify violent offenders, stop gun violence and protect the community.

 

Corona will remain in custody pending transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be designated in the near future.

 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Corpus Christi Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lance Watt is prosecuting the case.

 

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