For Immediate Release
Atlanta Man Sentenced to 97 Months in Prison
SOUTH BEND – Mylin Murel, 20 years old, of Atlanta, GA, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Robert L. Miller, Jr. after pleading guilty to stealing firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer, announced United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson.
Murel was sentenced to 97 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release.
According to documents in the case, in June 2021, Murel broke into a federal firearms licensed dealer’s store and stole 15 handguns, a shotgun, 2 sound suppressors, and ammunition. In the days following the burglary, Murel spoke with other individuals about buying/selling firearms. As part of these conversations, Murel exchanged a photo of numerous guns he had stolen. Murel sold one of the stolen firearms to an individual for $650.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives with the assistance of the South Bend Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Joel Gabrielse and Jerome W. McKeever.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.