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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Middle District of Florida

For Immediate Release

Friday, August 30, 2019
Maria Chapa Lopez
, United States Attorney
Contact: William Daniels

Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 10 Years on Firearm Charge

Ocala, Florida – Senior United States District Judge James D. Whittemore has sentenced Marco Glover (40, Gainesville) to 10 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. Glover had pleaded guilty on May 21, 2019.

According to court records, on February 22, 2019, Glover and his co-defendant, Harry Covert, Jr., sold three firearms to an undercover ATF agent. On March 1, 2019, Glover sold four ounces of methamphetamine to the same undercover agent. Glover’s extensive criminal record—which includes prior state convictions for sale of cocaine and a federal conviction for conspiracy to distribute cocaine—qualified him as an Armed Career Criminal for federal sentencing purposes.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael P. Felicetta.

This is another case prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s “Project Safe Neighborhoods” Program (PSN), which is a nationwide crime reduction strategy aimed at decreasing violent crime in communities. It involves a comprehensive approach to public safety — one that includes investigating and prosecuting crimes, along with prevention and reentry efforts. In the Middle District of Florida, U.S. Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez coordinates PSN efforts in cooperation with various federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.


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