For Immediate Release
Birmingham Man Charged With Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted a Birmingham man for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms Special Agent in Charge Marcus Watson
A one-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges RAYMOND DEJUAN SHINE 38, with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Shine was arrested by federal agents on September 12, 2019 and made an initial appearance in the United States District Court.
“We will not sit idly by when given the opportunity to prosecute convicted felons who continue to abuse the system,” Town said. “Defendants like Shine will be prosecuted under federal law where there is no bail and there is no early parole.”
“Reducing the potential for violent crime that have negative effects to our neighborhoods was critical due to ATF partnering with our state, local and federal counterparts,” Marcus said.
The maximum penalty for being a felon in possession of a firearm is ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
ATF investigated the case, which Assistant U.S. Attorney John Camp is prosecuting.
An indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.